Rory McIlroy won three times in 2015 and only dropped two spots in the World Golf Ranking, but referred to the campaign as a “lost year.”
In an interview with BBC Sport, the Northern Irishman opened up about his 2015, detailing his disappointment in a three-win nine top-10 season – a campaign many players would envy.
McIlroy’s dejection stems from the fact that while he triumphed intermittently in 2015 and sat on the sidelines for much of the summer due to injury, Jordan Spieth won two majors, five total tournaments and the FedEx Cup. Jason Day, meanwhile, captured the PGA Championship and four other victories in a late-season surge.
The duo now sits 1-2 in the world rankings, ahead of McIlroy, the king just a year ago.