Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

European Tour courses ‘too easy’ says frustrated McIlroy

Rory McIlroy (SNS Group)

Rory McIlroy: courses not set up hard enough (SNS Group)

Rory McIroy left St Andrews with some stinging criticism of the European Tour on Sunday, saying too many courses are “too easy”.

The Northern Irishman finished with an impressive score of 70-66-70-67 in the Alfred Dunhill Links championship but was still seven behind winner Victor Perez and finished 26th.

“I’m sort of honestly sick of coming back over to the European Tour and shooting 15 under par and finishing 30th,” said McIlroy.

“I don’t think the courses are set up hard enough. There are no penalties for bad shots. It’s tough when you come back and it’s like that. I don’t feel like good golf is regarded as well as it could be.

“It happened in the Scottish Open at Renaissance. It’s not a good test. I think if the European Tour wants to put forth a really good product, the golf courses and set-ups need to be tougher.”

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