Many players keep their goals for the year on their iPhone. Others scribble them on a piece of paper stuffed in a desk drawer. A few simply memorize them.
Rory McIlroy? Apparently, every year as he flies to the desert to begin a new season, he jots down his objectives on the back of his boarding pass.
The world No. 1 wouldn’t divulge his seven goals for 2015, but it’s safe to assume that one has to do with that major in Augusta.
“I put it in my wallet and I memorize them,” he told reporters Tuesday at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. “I don’t get it out of my wallet until the end of the year and then see how well I’ve done.
“I haven’t kept those boarding cards – once I don’t need them anymore, they are just discarded. It’s funny: The numbers of the seat have gradually gotten less and less … 13B, 12A, it’s been nice. And yes, this one in my back pocket is 1A. One day I won’t need a boarding pass – that’s the ultimate.”
To be sure, if he continues the torrid form he showed in summer 2014, it won’t be long before McIlroy makes his first trip of the year in a private jet.