2 weeks McIlroy brings new perspective to first major as a dad Inquirer
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy carries a fresh perspective into next week's US Open at Winged Foot, his first major golf championship as a father. The 31-year-old from Northern Ireland and his wife Erica welcomed daughter Poppy on August 31 and McIlroy, after days without touching a club, shared eighth in the Tour Championship, his best finish since the US PGA Tour's coronavirus shutdown. "Sometimes you're in limbo a little bit," McIlroy said. "Your body is here and your mind is trying to be here, but your mind is also sort of divided and back there. "It's not an excuse. ... more