Rory McIlroy: I Gave Tiger Woods COVID Before The Open

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At a glance

  • Rory McIlroy had a season to remember, but there’s at least one thing he regrets.
  • “I’m like, ‘F—ing hell, I’ve just given Tiger COVID!'”
  • In an interview with the Sunday Independent, McIlroy recounted the circumstances that he says led to him and Tiger Woods both getting COVID-19 ahead of The Open.
  • McIlroy said he first felt symptoms while playing in Ireland at the JP McManus Pro-Am a week and a half before The Open at St Andrews.
  • The field for the two-day, 36-hole event at Adare Manor featured nine of the top 10 players in the world at the time, as well as Woods, and, McIlroy said, “everyone had COVID.”

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