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Defending champ Stenson leads McIlroy by 2 at Euro Tour finale

  Henrik Stenson birdied two of his closing three holes to seize a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and two others in the second round of the World Tour Championship on Friday. Stenson's 6-under-par 66 put him at 10 under overall in his bid to defend a title for the first time. The top-ranked McIlroy (70), Scotland's Richie Ramsay (69) and England's Danny Willett (67) were tied for...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stenson leads McIlroy by 2 at Euorpean Tour finale

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Henrik Stenson birdied two of his closing three holes to seize a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and two others in the second round of the World Tour Championship on Friday. Stenson's 6-under-par 66 put him at 10 under overall in his bid to defend a title for the first time. McIlroy (70), Scotland's Richie Ramsay (69) and England's Danny Willett...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wright takes lead, Scott in contention after 2nd round of Aussie Masters

  Defending champion Adam Scott stayed in contention at the Australian Masters on Friday with a 4-under 68 to leave him six shots off the lead after two rounds at Metropolitan Golf Club. Leader Michael Wright shot a 68 Friday for a 36-hole total of 9-under 135, two strokes ahead of fellow Australian Paul Spargo on a crowded leaderboard. Scott, who was tied for 12th, has won the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘Be The Ball’ Could Feature McIlroy & Murray… If Funded

Bobby Jones once said “competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course … the space between your ears.” And guess what? He’s right. Having the correct mindset when on the course is an extremely important part of playing well. The game is mostly mental, and while having physical ability is obviously important, preparation and visualizing shots is the key...
Via Back9Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justin Rose humorously tries to one-up Rory McIlroy’s intense workout regimen (pic)

Rory McIlroy is the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world. And justifiably so, as there is no other player swinging the sticks better on the planet. But McIlroy did not become the world’s greatest golfer without an intense dedication to practice on the course and a grueling commitment to hard work off of it. The...Read More The post Justin Rose humorously tries to one-up Rory McIlroy’s...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Justin Rose One-Ups Rory McIlroy’s Ridiculous Lift

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. Justin Rose ‘Raises’ Rory McIlroy’s Insane Lift Most golf fans are well aware of how long Rory McIlroy hits the ball. He’s one of the longest hitters on tour and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. On Wednesday, McIlroy...
Via Back9Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy’s Squatted The World While You Were Still In Bed

Rory McIlroy's a.m. squats routine is probbly better than your best leg workout ever.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Sergio Garcia Hires Former No. 1 Player As Caddie

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. Sergio Garcia Hires Former No. 1 (Tennis) Player As Next Caddie Rather than going the traditional route in hiring a new caddie, Sergio Garcia went outside the box. So far outside the box that he looked to a different sport. Former French...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy, Rose, Stenson Try To 1-Up Each Other In Dubai

En route to his Race to Dubai title last year, Henrik Stenson turned in the European Tour’s Shot of the Year with his approach on the 620-yard, par-5 18th hole in the final round of the DP World Tour Championship. He stroked a 3-wood some 248 yards to the green, where the ball stopped inches from the cup. He went on to eagle the hole and win the tournament by six strokes. Rory...
Via Back9Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweek In Review: The Week’s Best Tweets

The golf world is alive and well on Twitter, sharing some insight into the lives of the best players on the planet — on and off the course. Here are our favorite tweets from the week that was. 1.) Sweatin’ For The Wedding   Morning workout before the pro-am today here in Mecico City…. @adidaswomen love my #bostonboot adidas shoes!!!! #futureMrsHeath photo credit goes...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Koepka Fever Has Begun & Azinger Meets With PGA

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. Brooks Koepka Cracks Top 50 With Turkish Airlines Open Win Brooks Koepka won his first European Tour event, claiming the Turkish Airlines Open Sunday. He prevailed over Ian Poulter and seems to have made good on the “watch out” status...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Golf’s Hidden Role In Military History

You’ve may have heard of army golf — left, right, left, right. But you probably didn’t know about golf’s role in some of the world’s most significant wars. Golf weakened the Scottish military (supposedly) These days we think of golf and the military as being intertwined — army generals play on their days off and President Obama regularly hits the links, so much so that...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Rory McIlroy win the 2015 US Masters?

Rory will look for a career grand slam this April in Augusta Rory McIlroy is a 25 year old Northern Irishman who’s carrying a lot of expectation on his shoulders. In the course of the past year, he has won two Majors – a significant feat for any golfer at any time in their career – and now there’s a growing belief among golf pundits that he will win the Masters at Augusta...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Things You Need To Know: WGC-HSBC Champions

From Malaysia to China, the PGA Tour continues its international swing this week in Shanghai with the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club. Being a WGC event, that means some serious money is on the line ($8.5 million purse, $1.53 to the winner). And being a HSBC event, that means some silly pictures are surfacing. Here are five things you need...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Homer-In-One: Unreal Video Of The Greatest Shot You’ll Ever See Today

Thanks to the beauty that is the Internet, we’re given the pleasure of watching ridiculous videos that we have a hard time wrapping our brains around. This is one of those videos. The Melbourne Aces, a team in the Australian Baseball League, may have hit one of the greatest golf shots we’ve ever seen. Members of the team went to a course and hit a few tee shots with a baseball...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

More Fun With Photos From The HSBC Champions

The golf world used to call this part of the year the “silly season,” when players would take part in one-off events and collect some appearance fees, but rarely take the tournaments all that serious. The fall events on the PGA Tour now count toward the FedExCup, so for most players there’s not much time for silliness anymore. There is at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

World’s Longest Club Record Broken For Third-Straight Month

It’s a new month which means there’s a new world’s longest golf club. Seriously. For the third-straight month, the Guinness World Record for the longest usable golf club has been broken. It began in September when Karsten Maas broke the record with a club measuring 14 feet, 5 inches. That was quickly shattered in October by Ashrita Furman who made a club that’s 18 feet...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Sees Three Majors For Rory McIlory Next Season … Again?

We’re starting to understand more and more why J.R. Smith is such a good golfer: The New York Knicks guard is a very optimistic person. The avid golfer recently answered 10 quick questions for Knicks.com, and thrown in were some about golf. Like, would he rather watch the Masters or the Super Bowl? Smith chose the Masters. Later, he was asked how many majors Rory McIlroy will...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson Hangs Out With 3-Year-Old Phenom

One of the most popular figures in golf right now isn’t Rory McIlroy or Michelle Wei… it’s a 3-year-0ld. Last month, we were introduced to phenom Tommy Morrissey who was born with one arm as he took the golf world by storm with his incredible swing. Morrissey made his way from local news to the big-time when he took a few swings on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” However...
Via Back9Network
25 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...
Via Back9Network
October 20, 2014  |  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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October 20, 2014  |  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.
Via Gamedayr
October 20, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2014  |  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
October 16, 2014  |  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...
Via Back9Network
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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