More reasons to like Rory McIlroy, the down-to-earth Northern Ireland phenom, in this highlight from his Monday press conference in Tucson at the Accenture World Match Play Championship:
Q: How has your life changed?
Rory: I don't know. I've gotten two new dogs. (Laughter)
chronicled a few of the things that are different
• Played in 10 PGA Tour events, finishing in the top 10 twice and top 25 six times.
• Signed an endorsement contract with Jumeirah Hotels &
• Shot an Internet video--a short film, really--for Jumeirah
that shows him exiting a Bentley, golf club in hand, and flying
over Dubai in a massive hot-air balloon.
• Become a household name on a PGA Tour desperate to find the
next Tiger Woods.
"I mean, I'd like to think that I haven't
changed at all," McIlroy said.