Ireland's rooting for Rory McIlroy home win at the Irish Open 2013


What better location than the heart of a sporting county like Kildare to prove his ability as possibly the finest golfer this country has ever produced?

And what better way to change the topic of all upcoming Rory McIlroy debates than by winning a championship that has been beyond him for several years now.

McIlroy spoke of winning the Irish Open at Royal Portrush in his native Northern Ireland last year but didn’t. He threatened to win it in Killarney a year earlier and didn’t.

He can win and he can win big. We know that from the U.S. Open and the USPGA, two of the biggest tournaments in world golf.

So let’s see him win on home soil. Let’s see him shut the critics and the doubters up. Let’s see him change the subject to a happy story.

We’ll still be talking about him on Sunday night, even if he wins. But as someone in the PR industry once said, it’s better to be talked about as opposed to not talked about.

And better still to be talked about as an Irish winner in Ireland. How about it Rory?

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