Snooze nearly cost McIlroy
A decision to take a quick nap before the final round of the PGA Championship nearly ended in disaster for Rory McIlroy.
The two-time major winner revealed how he very nearly overslept and missed his final-round tee time at Kiawah Island.
McIlroy had to get up at 5am on Sunday in order to complete his third round and decided to take a quick nap before he started his final 18.
But the Northern Irishman was so exhausted that he overslept.
Had it not been for his father Gerry, who was thankfully wide awake, his day might have turned out very differently.
Speaking to the Golf Channel's Morning Drive yesterday, McIlroy said: "It was such a long day. I had been up at five to finish my third round so we were in position at 7.45am.
"One thing people don't know is that I went back home and I only showed up half an hour before the tee time for the final round.
"I actually took a nap and my dad had to come and wake me up because I overslept. He said to me, 'Rory, you realise you've got to play some golf this afternoon.'
"I didn't know where I was. I was so tired."
He made it to the course with only 30 minutes to spare and the rest, as they say, is history.