COVID-19 created a big problem two years ago, and it seems that it is still creating. However, it is mentioned less and less, and we hope that it will disappear in the future. Rory McIlroy, the great golfer, recalled that period and the moment when he had COVID..
What is interesting is that Rory gave COVID to Woods. At least that’s what he says. “We both had Covid going into the Open,” McIlroy said, as quoted by planetsport.com “We had played two days of golf at Adare and the plan was to play Ballybunion on Thursday.
I woke up that morning feeling a bit achy but didn’t really think anything of it. JP gave us his chopper and we went down with (McIlroy’s manager, Sean O’Flaherty) and (Woods’ manager, Rob McNamara). We got around fine, flew back to Adare for lunch, and as I’m getting up from the table, I’m sore and stiff and super tired.”
Rory McIlroy and symptoms
Rory McIlroy revealed that he was not ok in those moments. Rory felt certain symptoms that indicated that he had COVID. “I said to (wife Erica ), ‘I’m feeling a bit weird. I’m just going upstairs to lie down for a bit.’
I slept for maybe two hours, and the sweat was just pouring off me, then Erica took my temperature and it was sky high. I rang Tiger: ‘I’m not feeling so good here.’ And he goes, ‘Oh, I feel OK.’ But he texted me at 10 o’clock that night, chills, fever, and I’m like, ‘(expletive) hell, I’ve just given Tiger Covid!
This is horrendous!’ (laughing).”
The Northern Irishman felt strange because of the symptoms he had. Fortunately, things were ok for him. “The whole week of the Open I didn’t have any taste, and everything smelled like vinegar to me. Everything,” he added. “It was really strange.”