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Rory McIlroy swings to Andy Murray

Golfer drops buddy Rafa for Murray to win Wimby

Originally Published: June 28, 2011
By Sandra Harwitt

U.S. Open golf champion Rory McIlroy is good friends with Rafael Nadal, the defending Wimbledon champion.

But when McIlroy taped a BBC TV segment with Andy Murray and John McEnroe on the Wimbledon practice courts before taking his seat in the Royal Box on Tuesday, he threw his support Murray's way if Murray plays Nadal in the semifinals.

"I'd love to see Andy get his first Slam," McIlroy said. "I felt it myself, that once you get that first one out of the way, it's a lot easier ...

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