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Rory McIlroy Says Breaking Up With His Fiancée Made Him Better At Golf

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Ebbie Calvin “Nuke” Laloosh echoed Crash Davis’s views on women and sports in the 1988 classic “Bull Durham”:

The other day Crash called a woman’s pu… pussy… um, well, you know how the hair is kind of in a V-shape? Well, he called it the Bermuda Triangle. He said that a man could get lost in there and never be heard from again.

I could not agree more. Men have been getting lost in vaginas since the dawn of human history. To a woman’s credit, it is the ultimate power to hold over a man. If a man can overcome his natural instincts to succumb to that power, then that man has won the battle.

Rory McIlroy won that battle.

Previously engaged to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, Rory called off the engagement as the two were drawing up wedding invitations. Call it cruel, cold blooded or a straight up power move, one thing’s for sure: Rory McIlroy just absolutely owned the PGA Tour this summer and he says it’s no coincidence in an interview with the Daily Mail:

I think what happened has been for the better in terms of my golf.

I’ve put a bit more time into it and it has refocused me. I mean, what else do I have to do now? I go to the golf course, I go to the gym and it’s just my life at the minute.

Golf has always been a priority, but according to Rory, living the bachelor lifestyle has him refocused:

I worked pretty hard before but the past couple of months I’ve really just buried myself in my game. It obviously works pretty well, so I am going to keep doing it.

Rory also did what any newly-single man does when he calls things off with their main piece. He hit the gym:

I’ve always had the speed and I’ve always had the power, but I haven’t really had maybe the strength or the stability to hold on to it my whole way through the swing.

I’ve put on three kilograms of muscle in the last eight weeks, so that definitely helps. I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been. But does that mean I want to get heavier and try to put on more distance? I don’t feel like I need to.

If I can hit it over 300 yards and in the fairway most of the time, I’m happy enough with that.

Three kilos of muscle in eight weeks? That’s over six pounds of ripped muscle. Massive gains.

Here’s to you, Rory. You’re making golf fun again and if that came at the hands of a broken engagement, so be it.

[via Daily Mail]
[h/t Bleacher Report]

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Brian McGannon

What do I love? I love happy hour, a good golf tan, and getting moderately drunk during dinner.

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