Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photo: AFP Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photo: AFP
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photo: AFP
Tim Noonan
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Tim Noonan

Right Field: Dedicated determination lifts the talented to pinnacle of greatness and beyond

Many with skill squander their gifts but some apply rare dedication to reach new heights, as Rory McIlroy has shown

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photo: AFP Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photo: AFP
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photo: AFP
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.