Found April 04, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
He is not like most athletes. And that, it seems, is why we are intent on ruining him. Speaking with Rory McIlroy, the former No. 1 golfer in the world and reigning PGA champion, is not like engaging with Aaron Rodgers or Derek Jeter, even though all three are fine, accommodating people who make themselves reasonably available. But unlike the others, Rory hasnt developed the ego yet, or the walls that go with it. Since hes from Northern Ireland and a newbie to baseball he hasnt learned the lesson Crash Davis taught in Bull Durham when he said, You be cocky and arrogant, even when you're getting beat. That's the secret. You gotta play with fear and arrogance. McIlroy appears to posses neither fear nor a hint of arrogance. He is open, gracious, calm, honest, and humble. And because of that, his critics are chewing him to shreds. After 32 weeks atop the World Golf Rankings, McIlroy lost his perch when Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 25. In typical...

McIlroy shoots 67, within 3 of lead

Rory McIlroy matched the low round of the day with a 5-under par 67 and moved within three shots of the lead at the Texas Open on Friday, continuing his last-minute preparations for next week's Masters. The world's No. 2 golfer, who decided to play in the tournament late last week, had seven birdies -- including his final three holes -- and overcame a bogey on No. 9 after...

McIlroy surges up Texas leaderboard with 67

Rory McIlroy matched the low round of the day with a 5-under-par 67 and moved within a shot of the lead at the Texas Open on Friday, continuing his last-minute preparations for next week's Masters.,

McIlroy uses Texas Open to get 'sharp' for Augusta

Rory McIlroy's last-minute, last-ditch effort to right his game in time for the Masters next week has taken a trip to a usually out-of-the-way spot on the PGA Tour. McIlroy and three other highly-ranked players in the Official World Golf Rankings start play in the Valero Texas Open on Thursday at TPC San Antonio. ''It obviously was a last-minute decision to come and...

Horschel holds two-shot Texas lead

Billy Horschel overcame the strong Texas wind and is one round away from his first PGA Tour win. Horschel held off an experienced leaderboard Saturday to shoot 2-under 70 and take a two-shot lead entering the final round of the Texas Open. Horschel, who also held the lead after the second round, battled through the gusting San Antonio wind to reach 10 under overall -- two shots...

On Tap this Week: 4/4/13

  Tournament: Valero Texas Open Location: JW Marriott, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, TX Dates: 4/4/13 – 4/7/13 I’ll be honest. This week’s tournament seems a little anti-climactic. For me, it is hard to stay focused with the Master’s a mere 7 days away. But I am a professional dammit! I will cover this tournament’s top story lines just like any other week...
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