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Golf prodigy began by swinging a broken broomstick

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Tomatoes, onions and even crushed cigarette packages were his first make-believe golf balls. ''I began hitting everything I came across on...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Legal Dispute Forces Rory To Miss Time, Poulter’s Son Unstoppable & More

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Rory McIlroy To Miss Time Amidst Legal Dispute News broke Monday that Rory McIlroy and his former management team, Horizon Sports Management, couldn’t reach an agreement on disputed fees from their time together, which means the case...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The World’s No. 1 Pumpkin Carving: Rory McIlroy’s Face

It’s always one of the biggest decisions you have to make every October: What am I going to carve my pumpkin to look like? There’s the standard Jack-O-Lantern. There’s a simple letter (which isn’t always so simple). Or if you’re crazy talented, you just go nuts and do what you do. But whatever you do, it won’t be as cool as Joey Burns’ work. He carved Rory McIlroy’s...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit against former management company

DUBLIN -- Top-ranked Rory McIlroy says he is skipping two upcoming tournaments in China to prepare for a lawsuit against his former management company. McIlroy said in a statement Monday that a mediation process to resolve his dispute with Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management ''failed over the weekend.'' The Northern Irishman has changed his playing schedule because...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

This How You Carve Rory McIlroy’s Face Into A Pumpkin

Here's Rory McIlroy's face being carved into a pumpkin by some superfans. Let's take a look.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy goes lefty, saves par on a tricky shot at the Grand Slam of Golf

No one doubts Rory McIlroy's talents on the golf course. But it's not often you get to see the World No. 1 golfer opting for a trick shot in a professional tournament. On the 17th hole of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, McIlroy was far enough off the lead that he wasn't fighting for a title. And he hit his tee shot just to the edge of a water hazard. So he had two obvious...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlory goes lefty to saves par on a tricky shot at the Grand Slam of Golf

No one doubts Rory McIlroy's talents on the golf course. But it's not often you get to see the world number 1 golfer opting for a trick shot in a professional tournament. On the 17th hole of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, McIlroy was far enough off the lead that he wasn't fighting for a title. And he hit his tee shot just to the edge of a water hazard. So he had two obvious...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike Golf Adds Drivers, Hybrids to New Vapor Line

Nike Golf had itself a day Thursday with the official release of two new drivers, the Vapor Flex and Speed models, which complete the brand’s new Vapor line, and the unveiling of the Vapor hybrids. First seen several weeks ago and, of course, then in the hands of Rory McIlroy at the Ryder Cup, the Vapor Pro was the first unveiled in the line, which is a radical change from its...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaymer takes 2-shot lead in Grand Slam in Bermuda

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer made an eagle and drove the 10th green to set up a two-putt birdie for a 6-under 65 and a two-shot lead over Masters champion Bubba Watson in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. British Open and PGA champion Rory McIlroy wasted a fast start with a pair of three-putt bogeys for a 69. Jim Furyk, the alternate at this 36-hole exhibition...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Wants To Grow Digitally To Attract Millenials

TV viewership of live golf events is down. Same for merchandise sales and actual participation in the sport. And the golf industry blames the millennials But it’s not giving up on the demographic just yet. According to Adweek, brands are doing what they can to appeal to these 18- to 34-year-olds. And that includes the PGA. “We can’t hide from millennials not playing the game...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Donates $1.6 Million To Build Children’s Cancer Center

After a long season spent primarily in the U.S., Rory McIlroy has been enjoying his time lately catching up with family and friends in the United Kingdom. The world’s No. 1 golfer returned to that side of the Atlantic, of course, to help Europe win the Ryder Cup a couple weeks ago, and he partook in this past week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, nearly winning the tournament...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy buys gift for Holly Sweeney’s baby

Rory McIlroy and his ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney are apparently good friends. Sweeney began following McIlroy on Twitter about two months ago, which gave us an indication that the former couple is on speaking terms. Rory confirmed that on Tuesday when he bought a gift for Sweeney’s new baby boy. Brought my little buddy Max his...Read More
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014-15 PGA year has arrived

With the Ryder Cup complete, it is now time to look ahead to the 2014-2015 calendar for professional golf. 2014 brought some impressive play from the game’s greats, particularly Rory McIlroy’s string of three victories that began with the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, continued two weeks later at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, and came to completion...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Brandt Snedeker goes skeet shooting with a 4-iron

Six-time PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker decided to do a little skeet shooting in the woods.  But instead of using a shotgun, Snedeker shot at the clay pigeon with his 4-iron. “Shooting skeet was getting to easy with a gun. So I stepped it up a notch,” he wrote on Twitter. The post Watch: Brandt Snedeker goes skeet shooting with a 4-iron appeared first on Sports Glory.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oliver Wilson holds off Rory McIlory at Dunhill Links for first European title

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Oliver Wilson held off Rory McIlroy to capture his first European Tour title with a one-shot victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Wilson shot a 2-under 70 in the final round on the Old Course at St. Andrews as McIlroy came up just short after a bogey on the 17th hole. Wilson finished at 17-under 271, with McIlroy (68) in a three-way tie for second...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson wins Dunhill Links for first European title

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Oliver Wilson held off Rory McIlroy to capture his first European Tour title with a one-shot victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Wilson shot a 2-under 70 in the final round on the Old Course at St. Andrews as McIlroy came up just short after a bogey on the 17th hole. Wilson finished at 17-under 271, with McIlroy (68) in a three-way tie for...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Mystery blonde’ watches Rory McIlroy compete at Carnoustie with his mom (photo)

The ongoing speculation regarding the details of Rory McIlroy’s love life since dumping Caroline Wozniacki earlier this year has been as consistent as the golfer has been on the course of late. The 25-year-old superstar has been rumored to be consorting with a cavalcade of attractive women since his split with Wozniacki, including a nice […] The post ‘Mystery blonde’ watches...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Americans played great prank on Rory McIlroy after Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy has no idea how he ended up wearing a kilt and orange wig in his celebration after winning the Ryder Cup last weekend. But the golfer from Northern Ireland does recall a small prank the Americans played on him. McIlroy told reporters this week he received a text message from Keegan Bradley telling […]
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy on how he ended up in a wig, kilt after Ryder Cup win: ‘Don’t remember’

Rory McIlroy and his European squad of Ryder Cup teammates had plenty to celebrate following the team’s relatively uneventful dispatching of the U.S. team in the 2014 Ryder Cup at Glengeagles in Scotland. It’s just that the celebration may have gotten wee bit out of hand. A tad too much, even. That much arguably was […] The post Rory McIlroy on how he ended up in a wig, kilt...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy 9 behind the leader after Dunhill first round

  Rory McIlroy found himself nine shots off the lead after a 1-over-par 73 in the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Thursday. Four days after celebrating a third straight European Ryder Cup victory, McIlroy could manage just one birdie against two bogeys at Carnoustie, one of the three courses. Oliver Wilson of England, ranked 791 places below the top-ranked...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy 9 behind leader after Dunhill first round

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Rory McIlroy found himself nine shots off the lead after a 1-over-par 73 in the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Thursday. Four days after celebrating a third straight European Ryder Cup victory, McIlroy could manage just one birdie against two bogeys at Carnoustie, one of the three courses. Oliver Wilson of England, ranked 791 places...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy named 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year, surprising no one

In an announcement that had about as much uncertainty regarding the ultimate outcome than what typically occurs during a Sunday in the Ryder Cup — sorry, Americans — the PGA Tour announced Wednesday that Rory McIlroy has been named the 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year. McIlroy has now won the Jack Nicklaus Award […] The post Rory McIlroy named 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy voted PGA Tour Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy is the PGA TOUR Player of the Year and Chesson Hadley is the PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year, as voted on by the TOUR’s membership for the 2013-14 Season. “My congratulations to Rory and Chesson for their outstanding accomplishments that earned them season-ending honors from their peers,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner, Tim Finchem.  “Both players earned their awards...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Rory McIlroy has been voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years. The award was announced on Wednesday and surprised no one. McIlroy hit his stride in the summer and won the British Open and the PGA Championship, with a World Golf Championship in between. Those three straight wins catapulted him to No. 1 in the world. McIlroy...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy backing Clarke for next European captain

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) Rory McIlroy is backing Darren Clarke as the next Ryder Cup captain for Europe. McIlroy was among influential voices who threw support behind Paul McGinley when Europe was choosing a captain for Gleneagles. McGinley pushed all the right buttons as Europe sailed to victory over the Americans last week. Clarke and Miguel Angel Jimenez have been mentioned...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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