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European capsules for the Ryder Cup

A capsule look at the European team in the 40th Ryder Cup, to be played Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles, Scotland. Players listed in the order they made the team: RORY MCILROY Age: 25. Country: Northern Ireland. Ryder Cup appearances: 2. Ryder Cup record: 4-3-2. World ranking: 1. Majors: U.S. Open (2011), British Open (2014), PGA Championship (2012, 2014). Career worldwide wins: 14. 2013...
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5 Players Team Europe Needs To Play Well At Ryder Cup

When the best golfers from Europe and the United States tee it up next week for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland, the home favorites will do so knowing they haven’t lost in front of their fans since 1993. And they’ve beaten their American brethren seven of the past nine meetings, despite the U.S. typically boasting more star power. Furthermore, this year’s...
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Rory McIlroy Takes Target Practice On River Thames

Being the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world has its perks, and Rory McIlroy is taking full advantage of them. He made stops around New York City with his buddy Tiger Woods in August, and on Wednesday, he was in London taking some target practice. McIlroy was at Santander’s 123 World launch event where he hit balls on the River Thames to raise money for charity. Coming up @McIlroyRory...
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Would Scottish independence affect the Open Championship’s future?

Tiger Woods competes at the Old Course at St. Andrews’ during the 2010 Open Championship More than 700 years have passed since William Wallace and King Robert the Bruce faced off against England and their monarchs, Edward the Longshanks and son Edward II, in Scotland’s quest for independence. The tale is emblazoned in Americans minds thanks to the 1995 epic, Braveheart, which...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy wins PGA of America's player of the year award

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Rory McIlroy is the Vardon Trophy winner and the PGA of America's player of the year for the second time. McIlroy won the points-based player of the year award on the strength of his two majors at the British Open and PGA Championship. Winning two majors comes with a 50-point bonus. McIlroy also won the Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy had an...
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McIlroy wins PGA player of the year award

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Rory McIlroy is the Vardon Trophy winner and the PGA of America's player of the year for the second time. McIlroy won the points-based player of the year award on the strength of his two majors at the British Open and PGA Championship. Winning two majors comes with a 50-point bonus. McIlroy also won the Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy had an adjusted...
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Rory McIlroy named PGA of America Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy,  who won the Open Championship and PGA Championship, has been named PGA of America Player of the Year. McIlroy finished No. 1 on the PGA TOUR money list and No. 3 in the FedExCup.  He has also earned his second Vardon Trophy, posting an adjusted scoring average of 68.82 through 66 complete rounds. The PGA of America Player of the Year Award is presented to the...
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McIlroy, Horschel Lead 5 Player Of The Year Candidates

Just as soon as it looked as if Rory McIlroy would run away with every single golf award this year, Billy Horschel happened. It looks as if we have a race for PGA Tour Player of the Year. Billy and Rory are the clear front-runners, but the tour on Monday announced Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and Jimmy Walker as Player of the Year candidates as well. Voting is done only by PGA Tour...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Sinks 55 Straight Putts from 10 Ft (Video)

Rory McIlroy is quite possibly having the best year of his young golf career, and part of the reason is that McIlroy is hitting on all cylinders. While McIlroy only finished tied for 2nd in the Tour Championship, he seems to be in a whole different zone lately. This video shows him prepping for his tee time on Sunday and sinking a whopping 55 putts in a row. This is definitely gawk...
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Peter Uihlein Survives Vicious Frog Attack

Peter Uihlein has faced his fair share of challenges. Formerly the world’s top-ranked amateur golfer, a two-time Walker Cup player, U.S. Amateur winner and, now, a rising star in the professional ranks, Uihlein is no stranger to pressure. One challenge he’s never faced while on the course, however, is apparently one of the amphibious variety. At this past weekend’s KLM Open...
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Watch: Rory McIlroy makes 55 consecutive putts

Before Sunday’s final round of the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy warmed up by making 55 consecutive putts. With $10 million and the FedExCup on the line, McIlroy made sure he was ready to go.  But on the 10th hole, the world’s No. 1 golfer three-putted from 20 feet. The tournament and the $10 million bonus went to Billy Horschel. The post Watch: Rory McIlroy makes 55 consecutive...
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Rory McIlroy sinks 55 straight putts from 10 feet (Video)

Anyone who has ever played a round of golf will tell you that putting well on the practice green doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in for a big day. I hit plenty of putts when warming up that I know I’m going to miss after I tee off. That said, I’m pretty confident I could never […]
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Billy Horschel wins FedExCup and $10 million bonus

Horschel shot a 2-under 68 on Sunday to win the TOUR Championship by three strokes over Rory McIlroy and Jim Furyk and claim the FedExCup and its $10 million bonus. “I’m not sure life can be better than this,” Horschel said. “He deserved it,” McIlroy said. “He played the best golf this week.” Horschel is the first to win the FedEx Cup starting the playoffs lower than...
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You can't drive 55 ... but Rory can bury that many putts in a row

What's your best streak on the putting green? Three? Four? FIVE!?!? For Rory McIlroy, it's apparently 55. As in, 55 consecutive putts made on the practice green before his final round Sunday at the Tour Championship. Now, I'm no golf pro or a mathematician. But that's insane. The best part is his reaction to No. 56 missing the bottom of the cup. He looked at the putter...
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McIlroy fades in season finale, Horschel wins

ATLANTA (AP) Rory McIlroy found his ball submerged in deep rough, next to a fence that separates the course from the driving range at East Lake. He jumped up and down, trying to see over a holly bush that obscured his view of the ninth green. This wasn't a familiar position for the world's best golfer. It summed up a frustrating finish to the PGA Tour season. Having won...
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Florida Alum Billy Horschel Wins The TOUR Championship, Pockets $11.44M

University of Florida alum, Billy Horschel, held off Rory McIlroy and others to win the TOUR Championship and FedEx Cup Championship.
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5 Things To Know About Billy Horschel

Billy Horschel had a share of the lead going into the final round of the Tour Championship, giving himself a good shot to win $10 million and the FedExCup. He may not be as well-known as his playing partner, Rory McIlroy, but that doesn’t mean he’s not an interesting guy. In fact, he’s one of the craziest guys on tour. Here are 5 things to know about Horschel: His Awesome...
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Rory McIlroy Makes 55 — 55! — Putts In a Row

What’s your best streak on the putting green? Three? Four? FIVE!?!? For Rory McIlroy, it’s apparently 55. As in, 55 consecutive putts made on the practice green before his final round Sunday at the Tour Championship. Have a look: Now, I’m no golf pro or a mathematician. But that’s insane. The best part is his reaction to No. 56 missing the bottom of the cup. He looked at...
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Hopping Hazard: Golfer Hits Shot Over Sun-Bathing Kangaroo

This may not be the first time a wild animal has invaded a golf course, but it is one of the strangest. A couple of golfers in Australia came across a kangaroo sun bathing on the face of a bunker, minding its own business. The only problem was that the player’s ball was in that very bunker.  Now, normally you’d expect the kangaroo to hop away in fear of the scary man with...
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With Win, McIlroy Would Be The Greatest FedExCup Champion Ever

For all the knocks on the FedExCup when it began back in 2007, the format continues to improve and make post-major championship golf interesting. Sure, the term “playoffs” can be a bit misleading at times, but if the idea of the FedExCup playoffs is to draw interest to golf after the PGA Championship and keep the players interested as the season winds down, it’s a job well...
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The Fringe: Golf’s Game 7 & Fowler Backs Rory

Sports fans ask nothing more from a playoff other than to pit the two best teams at the moment against each other with it all on the line. In golf, that’s a hard thing to do. But on Sunday, we very well may get to see it happen. We’re seeing golf’s version of the Game 7 of the World Series or the Super Bowl. With the Tour Championship and FedExCup title — not to mention the...
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‘The Golf Club’ Video Game Review

“The Golf Club” by HB Studios broke ground for golf games on next-generation systems, giving gamers their first chance to hit the links on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game boasts an extensive course designer and a realistic golf simulator, offering something completely different than golf games of the past. “The Golf Club” strips everything out of the typical golf video...
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McIlroy climbs into tie for Tour Championship lead after three rounds

ATLANTA (AP) -- Rory McIlroy made up a two-shot deficit on Billy Horschel on Saturday in the Tour Championship. They square off again Sunday with $10 million riding on the outcome. McIlroy atoned for a pair of three-putt bogeys by rolling in a 25-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole. He closed with a superb par save from thick grass behind the 18th green for a 3-under 67. Horschel led...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy, Horschel tied for Tour Championship lead

ATLANTA (AP) Rory McIlroy made up a two-shot deficit on Billy Horschel on Saturday in the Tour Championship. They square off again Sunday with $10 million riding on the outcome. McIlroy atoned for a pair of three-putt bogeys by rolling in a 25-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole. He closed with a superb par save from thick grass behind the 18th green for a 3-under 67. Horschel led...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy Rekindle Rivalry

In case you haven’t heard, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods aren’t in the field at this week’s Tour Championship — and that’s OK! The game is in good hands at East Lake with two players renewing a rivalry that has long laid dormant and could become even bigger. Enter Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy — perhaps the two hottest players on the PGA Tour at the moment. Horschel...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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