May 31, 2013 |
It has only been a few months, but it seems like a long time ago that Rory McIlroy started the 2013 season as the solid No. 1 golfer in the world. The Northern Ireland native missed the cut at the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, last week. On Friday, he'll be fighting to stay alive at the Memorial Tournament. McIlroy, who stumbled to an opening-round 78 at Dublin, Ohio's Muirfield Village, figures he needs to shoot in the mid-60s to reach the weekend.
January 18, 2014 |
If you're questioning why Rory McIlroy was penalized two shots for taking improper relief during the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Saturday, you're not alone. McIlroy, who dropped from second place to a tie for fourth entering the final round, referred to the penalty as part of golf's "stupid rules. " The 24-year-old from Northern Ireland had hit his drive on the second hole onto a gallery crosswalk. He was given a free drop for relief, but when he played his shot he had one foot on the line marking the drop area.
August 13, 2012 |
Rory McIlroy has freed us all! By crushing the field at the PGA Championship this weekend, McIlroy has dismissed the silly notion that a bad game or a slump by an elite athlete has anything at all to do with his or her romantic involvement with someone beautiful and famous. Going into the PGA, McIlroy was in the midst of a rather shaky season. He had missed the cut at three tournaments, including the U.S. Open, where he was the defending champion. Naturally, many people said his spotty play had everything to do with his relationship with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.
September 19, 2012 |
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have apparently struck up a friendship. In an interview with the Irish Times, McIlroy, the ranked No. 1 in the world, told the newspaper that the golf stars have a fun, light-hearted replationship. “Tiger gives me stick about being short,” McIlroy said . “He always asks me, 'Seriously, how tall are you?' I'll say, '5-foot-9.' 'Yeah, but without the hair? That's 5-7, right?' He'll ask me, 'What do you do when Caroline [Wozniacki, McIlroy's girlfriend]
September 30, 2013 |
Former U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy and 2012 British Open winner Ernie Els are among the 18 golfers scheduled to play with Tiger Woods in Woods' charity tournament in Thousand Oaks in December. The Tiger Woods' Foundation on Monday announced the field for the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, a four-round event at Sherwood Country Club scheduled for Dec. 5-8 and paying $1 million to the winner. Besides Woods, McIlroy and Els, the field includes: Defending World Challenge winner Graeme McDowell, 2010 tournament winner Jim Furyk, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley, Jason Day and Jason Dufner, winner of this year's PGA Championship.
March 5, 2013 |
Rory McIlroy's reputation took a big hit last week when he walked off the course and withdrew from the tournament during the second round of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. McIlroy was seven-over for the round when he hit his second shot into the water on the 18th and abruptly walked away without finishing the hole. On his way to the parking lot, he told reporters that his head was not in the right place. He later issued a statement that his wisdom tooth was causing pain. Many golf fans quickly labeled him as a quitter who folded when things weren't going his way. One key member of the PGA Tour agrees with that assessment: Rory McIlroy.