September 10, 2012 |
Rory McIlroy beat the strongest leaderboard in golf this year Sunday in the BMW Championship and joined some elite company. McIlroy made consecutive birdies around the turn to emerge from a four-way tie and seize control at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind. He closed with a five-under-par 67, making his only bogey on the final hole when it no longer mattered, for a two-shot victory over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood. McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, and with his sixth career win, joined Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win at least six times at age 23. Woods was never seriously in the mix. Five shots behind with seven holes to play, he made three late birdies and shot 68 to tie for fourth with Robert Garrigus (69)
August 23, 2012 |
Golfer Rory McIlroy is feeling good coming off of his record-setting eight-stroke victory at the PGA Championship earlier this month. So good, in fact, that he isn't afraid to call out perhaps the greatest golfer of all time: Tiger Woods. At a news conference for The Barclays tournament, which started Thursday at Bethpage Black in New York, McIlroy was asked about next month's Ryder Cup. Just a few minutes before the question, Woods, who was to interviewed next, had entered the room.
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.
March 1, 2013 |
Rory McIlroy, the top-ranked golfer in the world, walked off the golf course Friday and withdrew from the Honda Classic in South Florida after hitting his second shot into the water on the par-5 18th hole. After the ball landed in the water, McIlroy walked straight to his car and drove off. He told reporters as he walked to the parking lot that he was not in a good place mentally. “There's not really much I can say, guys,” McIlroy said. “I'm not in a good place mentally, you know?
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.
July 20, 2012 |
So there you are, minding your own business at the British Open. You are 300 yards away from the tee. No need to pay attention, really, because what could possibly happen? Well, if Rory McIlroy is teeing off, plenty. McIlroy sent a tee shot wide on Friday that hit spectator Jason Blue in the head and ended up out of bounds. But it wasn't all a lost cause. After McIlroy found out what he had done, he signed one of his gloves and gave it to Blue, who seems pretty dazed in the above video.