Rory McIlroy. PGA Tour
On Thursday, Rory McIlroy got the blood pumping at TPC River Highlands when he notched his first-career hole-in-one (hard to believe!) on the 214-yard par-3 8th hole, helping to make up for the disappointment of yet another runner-up finish at a major.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 22, 2023
It was an incredible milestone for McIlroy, who had played 3,253 par 3s in his PGA Tour career without logging an ace. So how did the North Irishman celebrate his potentially once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment? By throwing the ball to a fan and moving on with his life, that’s how.
What did Rory do with the ball he made his first career PGA Tour ace with?
Threw it away. 😳 pic.twitter.com/zXjtBkE1Qe
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) June 22, 2023
“I threw it away … “ McIlroy told reporters when asked about his plans for the TaylorMade tour ball. “I’m not sentimental, I don’t care.”
Geez. Even if you’re the most cold-hearted, stone-faced guy on earth, we feel like you would think twice about tossing your benchmark ball to a random in the gallery, but not McIlroy. That said, with four major trophies and three FedEX Cups to his name, perhaps there’s just no more room on his mantle.