Rory McIlroy reveals extraordinary truth about Tiger Woods' trophies

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Tiger Woods (pictured) in between holes at the Sherwood Country Club.
Rory McIlroy has given an insight into the golfing mindset of Tiger Woods (pictured) after a recent visit. (Getty Images)

Golfer Rory McIlroy has revealed an extraordinary insight into the mind of Tiger Woods after revealing the truth about where his trophies are stored.

Woods will be absent from the 85th Masters tournament this week at the Augusta National after a horrific single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles last month.

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The absence of Woods is being greatly felt at the Masters as players prepare for the golf major at Augusta National.

McIlroy, a friend of Woods, visited the 15-time major winner as he recovers from hours of surgery to repair the damage, a rod inserted into his tibia with screws and pins used to stabilise the joint.

But in an incredible insight into the mind of the champion, Woods surprised McIlroy when he asked about where his trophies were stored.

McIlroy couldn't stop thinking about the trophy cabinet home to his 15 majors.

But the Northern Irishman was curious to where he stored his other 82 PGA titles and other various accolades.

“He said, ‘I don’t know.’ I go, ‘What?’ He said, ‘Yeah, my mom has some, and a few are in the office and a few are wherever,'” McIlroy told the press in an interview, ahead of the Masters.

Rory McIlroy (pictued right) and Tiger Woods (pictured left) wait on the first tee during the third round of The Northern Trust at TPC Boston on August 22, 2020 in Norton, Massachusetts.
Rory McIlroy (pictued right) and Tiger Woods (pictured left) wait on the first tee during the third round of The Northern Trust at TPC Boston on August 22, 2020 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

“That was just always in my mind, he talked about these are the four weeks that matter. 

"So, the weeks that didn’t matter, you know, he racked them up at a pretty fast clip. But I’m just thinking to myself, how easy must that have felt for him if all he cared about were four weeks a year. 

"The other stuff must have been like practice. So that’s like a really—that’s a cool perspective to have, right. Yeah, that’s all I could think about on the way home.”

Justin Thomas reveals Woods Masters disappointment

Recently, golfer Justin Thomas also visited Woods.

Thomas revealed the 15-time major winner had become disappointed he wouldn't be taking part in the Augusta National as it approached.

"I went over and saw him a couple times last week," Thomas said on Tuesday.

"Try to go over a couple times during the week whenever I'm home and see him.

"We texted Friday morning, and he said it's kind of starting to set in. He's bummed he's not here playing practice rounds with us, and we hate it, too."

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