Rory McIlroy’s accolades are numerous. He is a four-time major champion, the reigning FedEx Cup Champion, and one of the most recognizable names in the game of golf – if not all of sports – today. On the eve of this year’s PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco, we sit down with Rory to talk all things golf, watches, and more.
From his days growing up in Northern Ireland learning the game to running away with the U.S. Open at age 21, Rory gives some valuable insights on playing golf at such an elite level. More than that, he clues us in on what the professional game is like in these unprecedented times, and how that affects his own play and focus.
Of course, no interview would be complete without a conversation about watches. We knew Rory had an interest in watches, but we didn’t know just how deep that interest was. Let’s just say he’s definitely a watch guy – as well as an Omega ambassador. We talk about everything from the watches he brings with him to tournaments, pieces that hold special importance to him, and the process of helping Omega develop their new Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light watch. Plus, if you want to know Rory’s take on wearing a watch while playing golf, this interview is for you.
Without giving away too much more, check out the video and enjoy our conversation with Rory McIlroy.
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