Rory McIlroy sends heartwarming letter to young fan

A young fan of Rory McIlroy received quite a thrill when the superstar sent him a letter to thank him for attending the Tour Championship as well as congratulate him on catching a golf ball tossed into the stands. The golf ball in question was thrown into the crowd by McIlroy after he holed-out from 137 yards for eagle on the 16th hole in the final round of the Tour Championship...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Awkwardly Dodges Child Reporter’s Question About Women’s Tennis

Sometimes kids can be brutally honest, which has its positives and negatives. Just ask Rory McIlroy. The reigning FedEx Cup champion recently was grilled at Jumeriah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by a European Tour child reporter name Billy, who asked the golf star about his love life, the Olympics, Donald Trump and much more. The best moment came when Billy hit...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy seeks win in Dubai, aims to reclaim No. 1 ranking

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy is resigned to losing his Race to Dubai crown, but his motivation this week is to successfully defend his DP World Tour Championship title and move one step closer to regaining the world No. 1 ranking. McIlroy could have replaced Jason Day atop the rankings by winning the European Tour's season-ending tournament, but Russell Knox's...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy pulls out of Turkish Airlines Open

SHANGHAI (AP) Rory McIlroy pulled out of the Turkish Airlines Open next week, leaving him a long shot to capture the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. McIlroy presumably withdrew over security concerns. A car explosion in the parking lot of the Antalya Trade and Industry Chamber on Tuesday slightly injured about a dozen people. The tournament will be held at Regnum Carya Golf...
Via Associated Press
October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rory McIlroy sinks incredible putt during his Ryder Cup match

With the U.S. team entering the final day of the Ryder Cup with a lead and a real chance to win the event for the first time since 2008, there was understandably a lot of pressure on Europe’s opening match of the day. The match was between the U.S. team’s Patrick Reed and Europe’s Rory McIlroy, and if McIlroy was feeling any pressure he was not showing it on this incredible...
Via The Comeback
October 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Quiets Hazeltine Crowd With Bow, But USA Leads Ryder Cup

Hazeltine felt more like being inside Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday with the rowdy American fans giving Team USA a massive home-course advantage during the morning session. But, nobody should be surprised by how Europe responded in the afternoon. Team USA has a 5 to 3 advantage after Day 1 at the Ryder Cup in Chaska, Minn., thanks to its 4-0 sweep of the morning foursomes...
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryder Cup heckler wins $100 off Euro players by draining putt

To say this week’s Ryder Cup is going to be a raucous event clearly would be an understatement. No further evidence is needed outside of what occurred Thursday during a practice round by European players. With throngs of spectators keeping a close eye on the action at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minn., Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan repeatedly missed a 12-foot putt. Someone in the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Shows Resiliency With Putter And By Overcoming Rough Start

NORTON, Mass. — If you read or heard anything about Rory McIlroy heading into the Deutsche Bank Championship, it probably wasn’t positive. McIlroy was struggling mightily with his putter, which led him to switch his coach and flat stick after entering the weekend 130th in strokes gained: putting. So how did the changes work out? Pretty darn well. Despite starting the second...
September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy’s Strong Round Means He Can Do Something He’s Never Done Before

NORTON, Mass. — Rory McIlroy’s start at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday couldn’t have been much worse. After deciding to switch putters and coaches after entering the weekend 130th in strokes gained: putting, he was 4-over through three holes, including a triple bogey on the tricky par-4 12th at TPC Boston. But he got those four strokes back thanks to a 4-under...
September 04, 2016  |  Discuss

McIlroy admits he was ‘pleasantly surprised’ by Olympic golf

After being one of those most critical of the concept of Olympic golf, Rory McIlroy is sort of coming around on the concept. McIlroy admitted that he’d watched a bit of the golf and came away impressed with how it turned out. “It pleasantly surprised me,” McIlroy said Wednesday, via Jason Sobel of ESPN. “There was more people at the golf events than there was at the athletics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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