RORY MCILROY NEWS

Rory Adds To Real Estate Collection With Seafront Pad

If home is where the heart is, Rory McIlroy is keeping at least a piece of his heart in his hometown. The world’s top-ranked golfer recently scooped up a lavish bachelor pad near his hometown of Holywood in Northern Ireland directly on the Cultra Seafront. The residence, of course, is one of a handful for the golfer, who has earned more than $47 million on the European and PGA...
Via Back9Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton and His Bulldog Win Sports Personality of the Year

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is one of the biggest personal awards given out in the British sports world, and the race for the trophy is heated from day one.  This week finally saw the crowning of the 2014 winner, a man that made waves because of a victory that some saw as an upset as well as his choice of date. On Sunday night Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton first...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A year defined by every club in the bag

Winston Churchill would have been impressed. The late British prime minister delivered one of the most famous quotations in golf when he described it as ''a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.'' Equipment is a lot better. And if the elite players are not more skilled, there at least are more of...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Need For Speed: Rory Wants To Speed Up The Game

We’ve all been there. You’re waiting on the tee — on almost every hole — and that slow-poke in front of you just won’t let your group play through.  For years, we’ve heard and seen all of the ideas on how to speed up the game. From 13-hole courses and play-nine initiatives to speed golf, time clocks and easier courses, the list of ideas and the growing number of voices...
Via Back9Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Twitter Erupts When Rory McIlroy Loses BBC Award

When you’re at the very top of your profession, there are very few events that occur in your life that go unnoticed. Just ask Rory McIlroy … and the Twittersphere. On Sunday, Twitter blew a proverbial gasket when the world’s top-ranked golfer didn’t win the title of BBC Sports Personality of the Year — one of Britain’s most prestigious awards in the sports world. McIlroy...
Via Back9Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Clubhouse: Two-Time Major Champion Dave Stockton

Two-time major champion Dave Stockton is one of the top golf instructors in the country and a short-game guru. He’s worked with players such as Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott, helping lead his students to 29 wins in 2010. Stockton stopped by The Clubhouse to chat with John and Jeff about the father-son tournament he’s playing in this week as well as topics such...
Via Back9Network
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawsuit claims Rory McIlroy deliberately erased smartphone data

Rory McIlroy is alleged to have deliberately erased data from various cell phones and electronic devices that could have contained pertinent information relating to his lawsuit against former managers Horizon Sports Management, Horizon lawyers claim.  The claim comes from a court application filed by Horizon Sports Management, as well as other companies involved in the suit, requesting...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Von Miller, Rory McIlroy In Golf Boys 3.Oh?

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. Are Rory McIlroy and Von Miller Trying Out For The Golf Boys? Rory McIlroy was in attendance for the Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday where he hung out with Justin Verlander, Mike Trout, and team owner Jeffrey Lurie. To say the least...
Via Back9Network
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Match Play: Rory’s Biggest Rival In 2015? Maybe Rickie Fowler

Rory McIlroy heads into 2015 as the favorite to win several tournaments and possibly complete the career grand slam at Augusta in April. For most, the question isn’t whether or not he’ll be the best player on tour, it’s who his biggest competitor will be.  Some say Rickie Fowler, some say Tiger Woods. We won’t find out until mid-season, but there’s nothing wrong with...
Via Back9Network
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Rory Visits Nike HQ, Hits Drive Into Parking Lot

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 Hits Balls At Nike HQ, Lands One In Parking Lot While many of the top golfers are down in Windermere, Fla., for Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge, the No. 1 player in the world was busy drilling golf balls at a really important...
Via Back9Network
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 European Tour seasons opens in Sun City

The fight to topple Rory McIlroy starts again on Thursday. It's not yet 2015, but the new European Tour season opens this week in South Africa at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, with three former top-ranked players among those looking to get a jump on 2014 money list winner and No. 1 McIlroy. Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood return to the Gary Player Country Club in the wilderness...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Hits Golf Balls At Nike HQ, Sends One Into Parking Lot

Got permission to hit golf balls at a building today at @nike HQ in Oregon….first shot didn’t go so well! A video posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on Dec 12, 2014 at 4:40pm PST Rory McIlroy was at Nike HQ hitting their new clubs and was asked to hit some tee shots at the building […] The post Rory McIlroy Hits Golf Balls At Nike HQ, Sends One Into Parking Lot appeared...
Via Diehardsport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The search is on for McIlroy's contemporary rival

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) Jordan Spieth took a big step in Australia for his confidence and career. It was a mere baby step, however, toward being a legitimate rival to Rory McIlroy. Then again, he's in good company. Golf thrives on good rivalries, even if they are one-sided, and most of them are. That could be the case with McIlroy, who at 25 already has won four majors. Tiger Woods...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Slice of Bacon: A Protracer App & Our Next First-Time Major Winner

The PGA Tour season might be over (okay, 2014 is over, 2015 is well underway) and the European Tour might be over (well, it also starts back up this week), but golf questions never stop! Below are some fun questions to get us through this next winter spell, submitted via Twitter.  @shanebacon how much would you pay for a protracer app for your own shots? — No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki dating Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan: Report

We all remember Caroline Wozniacki's heartbreak and embarrassment when golfer Rory McIlroy called off their wedding with the tennis star over the phone.The Irish golfer moved on from Woz with a bevy of beauties but it's been a while since we've seen the tennis star hanging with anyone except her best bud Serena Williams.Wozniacki said after the breakup that she could...
Via The Other Paper
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki new boyfriend – Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan?

Does Caroline Wozniacki have a new boyfriend? It sounds like that might be the case. Wozniacki has been quiet on the dating scene ever since her split with golfer Rory McIlroy earlier this year (she was dumped over the phone), but it looks like she has moved on to another athlete. CSN Washington reports that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

9 Reasons Why Jordan Spieth Is The Coolest 21-Year-Old Ever

In many ways, Jordan Spieth is far from your average 21-year-old. Most kids that age are finishing up college and beginning the job hunt, but not Spieth. Not even close. He’s far too busy winning golf tournaments and becoming one of the top players in the world. He continued to do just that at the Australian Open, winning the tournament in dominating fashion with a final-round...
Via Back9Network
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Rory Wowed By Spieth’s Course-Record 63

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. Jordan Spieth Wins Australian Open, Rory Applauds Final-Round 63 At the windy and tough Australian Open, it was 21-year-old Jordan Spieth that ran away with the victory. Spieth fired a final-round 63 to win the event by six strokes over...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Spieth masters wind, shares third-round Australian Open lead

SYDNEY -- American Jordan Spieth was one of few players to master a wind-swept course at the Australian Open on Saturday, shooting a 2-under 69 to move into a three-way share of the lead. Adam Scott stayed close while defending champion Rory McIlroy dropped five shots in two holes and shot 76. Spieth, second-round leader Greg Chalmers (71) and fellow Australian Brett Rumford (69...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott have contrasting Australian Open starts

SYDNEY -- Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't paired together for the first two rounds of the Australian Open because organizers wanted to split their marquee players among morning and afternoon groups for the spectators and television. After Thursday's opening round, they're also at opposite ends of the scoreboard. McIlroy teed off in overcast conditions early Thursday and finished...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory, Adam have contrasting Australian Open starts

SYDNEY (AP) Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't paired together for the first two rounds of the Australian Open because organizers wanted to split their marquee players among morning and afternoon groups for the spectators and television. After Thursday's opening round, they're also at opposite ends of the scoreboard. McIlroy teed off in overcast conditions early Thursday and finished...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending champ Rory McIlroy opens Aussie Open at 2 under

  Rory McIlroy's defense of his Australian Open title began with a 2-under-par 69 on a cool, overcast and often drizzly morning at The Australian Golf Club. McIlroy, winner of back-to-back majors this year at the British Open and U.S. PGA, began play on the back nine and made the turn at even-par after a birdie and a bogey. He birdied the first hole of his second nine, added another...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Rory McIlroy cuddles baby kangaroo, looks to make history Down Under

The Fringe: Rory McIlroy looks to make history at Australian Open, Greg Norman takes shots at Terry Bradshaw
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Rory & A Baby Kangaroo Seek History In Australia

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 & A Baby Kangaroo Try To Make History In Australia Rory McIlroy is “down under” for the Australian Open this week as he looks to defend his title from a year ago. If he does so, he’ll become just the third non-Australian...
Via Back9Network
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott, McIlroy inspire each other to better golf

SYDNEY (AP) On the eve of the Australian Open - and their first tournament together since September - Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration society. Shortly after they played off the same tee in a pro-am at The Australian Golf Club, McIlroy credited Scott with giving him the confidence to have the 2014 that he's had - two majors...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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