Rory McIlroy: 'Golf Without Tiger Doesn't Bear Thinking About'

Rory McIlroy: ‘Golf Without Tiger Doesn’t Bear Thinking About’

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Rory McIlroy edged Tiger Woods 67 to 68 in their first head-to-head matchup in the Duel at Jinsha Lake.
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Golf’s biggest stars aren’t oblivious to what Tiger Woods means to the game.

During his press conference at the Hero World Challenge on Tuesday, Woods said he doesn’t have a timetable for his return to competitive golf, adding that he’d be content if he didn’t win again on the PGA Tour.

It was a shocking statement for the golf world to hear from the normally optimistic 14-time major winner. Rory McIlroy must have thought so, too. McIlroy posted a photo with Woods on Instagram with the text: “Wishing my idol and friend a speedy recovery. Golf without him doesn’t bear thinking about. Hope to see you back on the course soon @tigerwoods.”