Found July 17, 2013 on Fox Sports:
PLAYERS: Rory Mcilroy
Rory McIlroy hasn't gotten too worked up about his struggles this year. He certainly doesn't need any advice from Nick Faldo. McIlroy shrugged off a suggestion from the six-time major champion to spend more time concentrating on golf, saying Wednesday that Faldo ''should know how hard this game is at times.'' McIlroy won his second major title last summer with a runaway win at the PGA Championship, but the 24-year-old from Northern Ireland has been off his game this season after changing equipment. Heading into the British Open, some have also speculated that off-the-course activities have cut into his preparation time and mental sharpness. Earlier this week, Faldo seemed to join that group when he urged McIlroy to spend the next two decades focused solely on his golf, calling it his ''window of opportunity,'' before savoring all the benefits of being a multiple major champion. ''What's the big deal?'' McIlroy said. &#...

McIlroy putts across entire green into bunker

As has been standard operating procedure for the young man for some time now, Rory McIlroy once again struggled mightily during tournament play on Thursday during the first round of the British Open at Muirfield. Rory carded a 79 during a disastrous round, leaving him already eight over par after eighteen holes, thirteen strokes behind [...]The post Rory McIlroy putts across entire...

Rory McIlroy fires back at Nick Faldo

Rory McIlroy responded to Nick Faldo's critique that he isn't devoted enough to golf, saying about his struggles, "Nick should know how hard this game is at times."

Rory McIlroy Putts Into Bunker, Shoots 79 in Opening Round of British Open (GIF)

Suffice to say, this was not the start that Rory McIlroy wanted. The 24-year-old Northern Irishman shot a 79 in his opening round of the British Open on Thursday, putting the weekend in serious doubt. But there was one moment, in particular, that stands out on an embarrassing day. On the 15th hole at Muirfield, a 448-yard par-4, McIlroy decided to put his ball from the fringe, as...

British press rips Rory McIlroy for 'brain dead' comment

It's hard to believe any professional athlete woke up for Friday's morning coffee and wanted nothing more than to sic the dog on the paperboy more than Rory McIlroy when he saw the headlines. Kate and William's royal bundle of joy can't come soon enough for the slumping Irishman. The Fleet Street tabloids jumped all over the golfer's "brain dead"...

McIlroy puts into a bunker

Rory McIlroy has gotten off to a disastrous start at this years British Open, firing a 79 in the first round. It’s quite surprising considering he’s from Northern Ireland you would think he would know how to handle the links in Europe. His most impressive came on the 15th when he decided to putt from the fringe. The ball looked like it was close to going in but it kept going...

Rory McIlroy putts into a bunker at the British Open

Rory McIlroy’s struggles on the PGA Tour this season have been well documented, and they continued during the first round of the British Open on Thursday morning. McIlroy shot a 79 in the opening round at Muirfield to finish at 8-over on the day. At one point, he even putted the ball into a bunker. [...]

Rory McIlroy putts ball into green side bunker

Rory McIlroy shot an opening round 79 at Muirfield for The Open Championship and if you’re wondering what went wrong, this GIF is his round summed up in one shot. [SB Nation]

Rory the next Phil, not next Tiger

Rory McIlroy finds commentary on his game, and his personal life, abundant at Open.

Woods, McIlroy prep for Muirfield

From behind the 18th green, Paul Azinger stared out at a golf course where he nearly won a major title, where so many greats of the game have carved their names on the claret jug. Sure, it's a classic links layout - right by the sea, filled with inexplicable humps in the fairways, terrifying bunkers stuck in the strangest of spots and knee-high grass ready to punish a wayward...

2012 PGA Championship Recap

It may have turned into the Snore by the Shore, but it was a weekend of milestones for Rory McIlroy, who's out-Tigering Tiger Woods at the same...

Rory McIlroy Is Struggling Because of Caroline Wozniacki, Nike Clubs Says Johnny Miller

It seems like all of the predictions people made for Tiger Woods are being held true for Rory McIlroy. Long before Woods got involved with now-ex-wife Elin Nordegren, Tiger’s father, Earl Woods, said that “a wife can sometimes be a deterrent to a good game of golf.” Though it was true that his relationship with Nordegren did eventually derail his career, Tiger’s troubles...

British Open Glance

A glance at Thursday's opening round of the British Open at 7,192-yard, par-71 Muirfield. Leading: Zach Johnson, who made only one bogey en route to a 5-under 66. Trailing: Mark O'Meara, who won this major championship in 1998, and Rafael Cabrera-Bello. Both shot 67. Where's Tiger?: Woods was three shots back at 69. Notable: A dozen players broke par in the morning...

Matsuyama is Asia's new golf star

Move over Ryo Ishikawa, Asian golf finally has a new star. With two wins on the Japanese tour this year and an unexpected 10th-place finish at last month's U.S. Open, Hideki Matsuyama is carrying the hopes of Japan and the rest of Asia heading into his first British Open. Not an easy task for a player who only turned professional in April. But Matsuyama is taking it in his...
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