JOHN MCHENRY: Caddy JP Fitzgerald's shock treatment a critical jolt for Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy smiles with his caddie JP Fitzgerald at Royal Birkdale. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA

If ever you wanted to demonstrate to a young child just how quickly the fortunes in sport can turn around (once you have the right mindset), then all you have to do is look at how Rory McIlroy’s performance improved on Thursday and again yesterday, after the sharp rebuke from his caddy JP Fitzgerald, writes John McHenry.

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