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July 31, 2013

Rory McIlroy responds to Gary Player’s comments

Posted at 3:04 PM by Scooby Axson | Categories: Gary Player, Rory McIlroy

Last week, when Gary Player gave Rory McIlroy some marital advice that he didn't ask for, it quickly became the talk of the golfing world. 

"But the thing is for a man like Rory with talent galore he’s got to make sure he has a woman like I’ve got, who has been married [to me] for 56 years, that has only encouraged me to do well and made sacrifices. He’s got to be intelligent and find the right wife," Player said about Mcllroy to My Sporting Life.

It seems that Mcllroy was the only one who didn't get the memo. 

“I haven't heard. I don't know what you're talking about,” McIlroy said to the Golf Channel Wednesday when asked if he had any reaction to what Player said. “What did he say?”

Mcllroy, who is dating tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, responded to Player by taking the high road. 

"I have the utmost respect for Gary Player,” he said. “He is an incredible man. Obviously the success he's had on the golf course, but just the way he's lived his life and how healthy he is. Obviously he's an inspiration for everyone. I don't know what he said. This is the first time I've heard it. I don't really know, all I know is I've got a lot of respect for the man, and he's someone that I definitely look up to.”

(Photo by Hugh Philpott/UPI)

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