Rory McIlroy  bends his driver after an errant tee shot at the Irish Open at Carton House.  The 24-year-old can’t groan at a bad shot these days without a pundit proclaiming he doesn’t want it enough, as if wanting “it” is all it takes. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Even those of us who’d would rather French-kiss Colin Montgomorie’s bulldog than spend four days glued to golf will keep a sneaky eye on this week’s B(...)