I guess the ultimate compliment I can give Brooks is I wanted to be more like him." McIlroy, who moves onto the European Masters in Switzerland this week, was critical of the staggered start
to the PGA Tour play-offs before Atlanta but having taken it out of the equation with his scoring on the course, believes it has a future.
This year's PGA Tour Championship was played under a revamped "staggered start
" format in which players had been spotted strokes based on their position in the playoff standings.
The Tour Championship event started on Thursday and saw 30 players tee-off on a staggered start
HOW IT WORKS THE 30 players tee-off on a staggered start
, with FedEx points leader Justin Thomas handed an advantage of up to 10 shots on other players.
The field will have a staggered start
based on their position in the FedEx Cup, meaning Thomas starts at 10-under par.
The Official World Golf Ranking board met last week at the Masters and approved a PGA Tour proposal that awards full ranking points based on where players would have finished without the staggered start
"Instead, I am told, due to the staggered start
times of their shifts and the conditions in which they found themselves, some only managed a few hours' broken sleep.
The day started with good banter at the Dilmun Club and moved on to the RGC's challenging Colin Montgomerie-designed course in Riffa Views and a staggered start
for the 43 players.
Dubai: The Dubai Equestrian Club will hold a unique FEI Endurance CEI2* 120km ride on Wednesday based on the concept of a staggered start
Pupils had a staggered start
to the autumn term to ensure a smooth transition to the new building.
Set to attract more than 1000 participants, runners will set off from a staggered start
around the SSE Hydro before tackling the stairs to reach the finish line at the roof of the arena.