British Open 2019: Emotional Rory McIlroy praises ‘incredible’ support after near-miss

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first_img Tiger Woods to skip ​World Golf Championships in Memphis But on Friday he electrified the Dunluce Links with a stunning 65 that took him to within a whisker of making the weekend on home soil.However, a poor approach at 18 left him with a near-impossible chip from off the green that he could only put within 5 feet, leaving him one stroke short of an incredible revival. Related News “Part of me is very disappointed not to be here for the weekend,” the four-time major winner told Sky Sports. “Disappointed and emotional but happy with how I played.”The support I got out there was incredible. You could see out there on the back nine if I’d got that momentum a little bit yesterday, I went with it today and that’s what I was planning to do all week.”Yesterday gave me a big mountain to climb but I dug in there, I tried my best, I showed really good resilience. It’s going to hurt for a little bit but the good thing about golf is I’ve got a tournament to play in Memphis next week so I’m going to turn my attention to that.”But this is a week I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.”Desire. Courage. Fight.Portrush has never been prouder as Rory bounces back – 14 shots better than yesterday. #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/NMMwOCnI7f— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 19, 2019McIlroy will now be a spectator as the remainder of the field battles it out for the Claret Jug he won in 2014.And the 30-year-old is looking forward to watching co-leader Shane Lowry go for glory, with the Irishman at 8 under alongside J.B. Holmes, leading a chasing pack that features the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka. PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Rory McIlroy was moved to the brink of tears by the support from the Royal Portrush crowd Friday as he fell agonizingly short in his heroic bid to make the cut at the British Open.The home favorite appeared dead and buried after his opening-round 79, which included a quadruple-bogey eight at the first hole. British Open 2019: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson miss same major cut for first time British Open 2019: Tiger Woods loves ‘stress’ of major golf but frustrated by results “I can’t wait to watch him [Lowry] over the weekend,” said McIlroy. “I was following the board closely and I saw he got to 10 under with a few holes to go and dropped back.”Shane will relish these conditions and he’s the home boy that’s up there now so he’s going to get all of this support that I got. “Hopefully they can pull him on and I’d love nothing more than to see Shane get his name on that Claret Jug.”last_img

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first_imgAlysa Guffey | The Observer Senior Jack Harness is a resident assistant in Duncan Hall, pictured above. Harness oversees 39 Highlanders in his section, responsible for their health, safety and community building.Senior Jack Harness said he accepted the offer to be a resident assistant in Duncan Hall this year before spring break. This was before the March 11 announcement in which all Notre Dame students were told not to return to campus as the threat of the coronavirus spread across the country.“When I accepted, it was still normal school so I had no idea what [the fall] semester would look like,” Harness said.Now Harness is directly in charge of managing the 39 students in his section — as well as overseeing the health and safety of the roughly 215 members of the residence hall during his weekly nights on duty — in the middle of a pandemic.Director of residential life for residential education Bre Tornifolio said in an email that the primary role of resident assistants remains the same.“They are responsible for forming community and building relationships and, even in the midst of the pandemic, they do so remarkably well,” Tornifolio said in an email.According to Tornifolio, one student backed out of the resident assistant position due to personal health concerns.“I fully support the decision and we were able to hire and train the new RA before the first week of classes,” Tornifolio said.Harness said he feels that his role as a resident assistant has evolved to not only include enforcement of rules but also advocacy —  to focus on the bigger picture.“What I’ve tried to do is just communicate to the best of my ability to people in the section the gravity of the situation,” Harness said. “Obviously when I signed up to be a [resident assistant], I didn’t envision having to go around and tell people to put masks on and things like that, which obviously is now part of the job. 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In her current position as a resident assistant, she said she feels blindsided by the University since the rule changes regarding socializing within halls were announced.“We have been given a lot of extra rules to enforce and a lot of extra situations to handle, and I don’t think we’ve been given a lot of extra social, emotional or practical support,” McCans said. “And we don’t have any increased compensation. There’s no hazard pay received, no information about what campus will look like if we get sent home, if we will get any reimbursements, and that is nerve-wracking.”The current residential life protocol is that only residents of an assigned room may enter that room — a rule announced a week before undergraduates returned to campus. 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I’m really grateful for those relationships I’ve gotten to make over the last couple weeks.”Prior to University President’s Fr. John Jenkins’ Tuesday announcement that gatherings would now be limited to 10 people, residence halls were able to host outdoor programming for the community. Harness said it was good to see all of the dorm members gathered safely this past week.“One of the coolest things we’ve done so far is we had hall council outside in our courtyard,” Harness said. “We had a big projector set up with a big screen and speaker system and we were all spread out. 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