Rory on 2015: 'Don’t play football in middle of season'


ATLANTA – For Rory McIlroy, 2015 had a little bit of everything.

He won twice on the PGA Tour, the WGC-Match Play and Wells Fargo Championship, was sidelined for much of the summer with an ankle injury and failed to add to his major collection.

“Interesting. Disappointing,” McIlroy said when asked to assess his season. “It hasn’t been the season that I would have hoped for.”

McIlroy also said 2015, which is far from over for the Northern Irishman with the European Tour’s Race to Dubai still looming, as a “learning curve.”

Tour Championship: Articles, photos and videos

“Don’t play football in the middle of the season,” he smiled in reference to his left ankle injury he sustained while playing soccer with friends in July.

The injury forced him to miss the Open Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and he had struggled since returning before last week’s tie for fourth place at the BMW Championship.

“There’s been a few highs as well, but 2015 won’t be a year that I necessarily look back on at the end of my career,” he said.