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McIlroy talks about rivalry with Koepka

McILROY RESPONDS TO KOEPKA RIVALRY AND SHARES STRATEGIES HE EMPLOYED DURING THE FEDEXCUP PLAYOFFS ON THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THE RORY & CARSON PODCAST

Rory & Carson Podcast Available Today on GOLFPASS

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2019) – On the next installment of the Rory & Carson Podcast, available now on GOLFPASS, Rory McIlroy and Carson Daly discuss McIlroy’s presumed rivalry with fellow pro Brooks Koepka, why he purposely avoided conversation with the world’s top-ranked player at the TOUR Championship, and if he was jealous of Koepka’s appearance in the ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue.

“I tried to create a little bit of rivalry mentality going into East Lake because, like he dusted me in Memphis … I needed that mentality going into East Lake because, you know, there was a little bit of revenge there.” – Rory McIlroy

The two also dive into the mental and competitive strategy adopted by McIlroy throughout the FedExCup Playoffs, as well as his thoughts about the condensed PGA TOUR season. This episode was recorded prior to the PGA TOUR’s announcement that McIlroy had been named Player of the Year.

The Rory & Carson Podcast is co-hosted by McIlroy and television host, radio personality and Emmy Award-winning producer Carson Daly (The Voice, TODAY). Pop culture and sports collide, as the two sit down to provide takes on topics from golf to rugby, TV to music, and everything in between.

Extended video versions and behind-the-scenes access to the Rory & Carson Podcast are available exclusively on GOLFPASS. Abridged audio-only versions can be found on iTunes, Spotify and on other podcast platforms.

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