Irish eyes grin on a subsequent Rory

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Ryan Ruffel talks with Rory McIlroy during a use turn for a Australian Open.

Ryan Ruffel talks with Rory McIlroy during a use turn for a Australian Open.
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RYAN Ruffels was shaken about personification alongside Rory McIlroy until a Irishman floored him with a compliment.


“He said: ‘you’re like me, usually 9 years younger’. Which is flattering cool,” Ruffels said. “I wouldn’t mind being like him.”

According to good judges – and a form of a use turn during Royal Sydney yesterday – Ruffels might finish adult being a lot like golfing luminary McIlroy, who is in city for a Australian Open this week.

Ruffels, a 15-year-old Aussie prodigy, will play in a contest as a wildcard and yesterday warmed adult with McIlroy on a wily Rose Bay course. It was a second mind-blowing knowledge in 7 days for a son of former Aussie tennis star Ray Ruffels, after a teen played a identical turn with Adam Scott final week in Melbourne.

‘To see these guys on TV and afterwards indeed get to play with them, it’s flattering cold to see where I’m during compared to them,” Ruffels said. “It unequivocally solidifies it that we wish to play like they do.” Many trust Ruffels is resolutely on a trail already. Rated a hottest immature talent in Australia, a year 10 tyro spent his time with Scott and McIlroy shower adult as most recommendation as probable about how to strech a limit in universe golf.

Meticulous credentials and self-belief were a tip dual tips, though it seems a past month has delivered a truckload of a latter into Ruffels’s golfbag.

Though shaken when personification with Scott and during a Masters, Ruffels grinned widely when asked how he’d finished alongside McIlroy on a breezy day during Royal Sydney.

“I don’t know, we played flattering good. It’s tough to know. we kept adult maybe, we don’t know,” he pronounced diplomatically.

Pressed for some-more detail, Ruffles certified he’d bagged a garland of birdies in a 12 holes, nonetheless scores weren’t being kept.

“I was about 50 yards behind him (McIroy) off a tee though it was good to see that my good golf is flattering tighten to his,” Ruffels said. The biggest plus, pronounced Ruffels, has been a possibility to review his diversion to players ranked second and sixth in a universe – and anticipating out they’re usually tellurian as well.

“Playing with Adam (last) Wednesday, personification with Rory today, we consider it usually goes to show, they’re usually people. They’re usually unequivocally good during what they do, zero to be frightened of. If we play like we did currently we can compare it with them.” McIlroy – a Nike stablemate – didn’t offer any tips on sophistry tee-times with a luminary love-life, though he did crack Ruffels his phone series with a offer to assistance out during any time with his game.

“It’s flattering cool. It looks good when you’re scrolling down a Ms in your phone and we see Rory McIlroy,” Ruffels laughed.

A destiny in competition was always a clever possibility for Ruffels. His father Ray played Davis Cup for Australia (and also coached a Woodies), and silent Anna Maria Fernandez-Ruffels played Fed Cup for a US.

A dream of personification during Wimbledon unexpected diverted 5 years ago, however. “I played a tennis contest in a morning and mislaid flattering comfortably, we consider 6-0, 6-0 or something like that. Then Mum sealed me adult for my initial golf contest in a afternoon and we shot a one underneath and came second,” Ruffels recalled.

“I was kind of like, this is flattering cool, we can play flattering good during this, so we eventually got into it unequivocally seriously. we was flattering most not personification too most tennis anymore and usually golf.

“I used to consider it was for aged people, golf. we found it utterly tedious though something clicked and I’ve never looked behind we guess.”

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