McIlroy's warning to Tiger when he was 9 years old: 'I'm coming to get you'

With Tiger Woods struggling to get healthy -- let alone get back onto the course or back into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking -- Rory McIlroy has clearly asserted himself as the world's best golfer. But most in the know find that development not the least bit surprising, McIlroy's focus as a child is nearly as legendary as Woods'. In fact, a recent article by Charles...
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I want you: Rory McIlroy's childhood letter issued challenge to Tiger Woods

The wording remains unclear, but the point seems downright prophetic. The inexact words in a letter written by a 9-year-old Rory McIlroy and directed to a then-23-year-old Tiger Woods emerged this week from deep within a McIlroy profile written by New York Times Magazine's Charles Siebert. One particularly interesting anecdote in Siebert’s intriguing piece, "Rory McIlroy has the...
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9-Year-Old Rory To Tiger: ‘I’m Coming To Get You’

Rory McIlroy: No. 1 golfer in the world and … psychic? No, not exactly. But, if you did ask 9-year-old McIlroy where he’d be in 16 years, he’d probably respond with something like “the best golfer in the world.” You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Big deal. That’s what every 9-year-old would say.” And you’d be right for the most part. However, would every youngster...
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A nine-year-old Rory McIlroy apparently trolled Tiger Woods in a letter

Even at the spry young age of nine years old, Rory McIlroy apparently already was envisioning how he would one day supplant Tiger Woods as the unquestioned king of professional golf. An anecdote regarding the rumored letter comes from a fantastic piece from Charles Siebert in The New York Times on the No. 1 ranked...Read More The post A nine-year-old Rory McIlroy apparently trolled...
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How Strength Training Changed Rory McIlroy's Game

Golf superstar Rory McIlroy has won four major tournament championships in the past five years, but before his rise to the top, the 25-year-old hardly ever lifted weights. “I wasn’t really
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Butch Harmon concerned Rory McIlroy may be bulking up too much

Butch Harmon recently expressed concern that Rory McIlroy’s intensely focused dedication to reshaping his body could have an adverse effect on the golfer down the road. The renowned golf coach believes bulking up to a such a degree could have similar consequences to how it is speculated that Tiger Woods’ obsession with pumping iron earlier...Read More The post Butch Harmon concerned...
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Caroline Wozniacki: 'I grew up so much' after Rory McIlroy breakup

It's been nearly a year since the news broke that golf star Rory McIlroy and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki had broken off their engagement. Wozniacki in particular had a rocky road to traverse immediately following the breakup; her quick exit out of the French Open sent sports media tongues wagging about whether or not the star-crossed relationship was to blame.   But since then...
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McIlroy satisfied with progress in Masters tune-up

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rory McIlroy admits he’s no bookie, but after failing to mount a serious charge in any of his three starts on the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing, he hardly feels like the Masters favorite. “I guess if you go on form, then probably no. But it depends how far you take that form back and you’ve got to look at previous results there and all that stuff,” he said...
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McIlroy pleased by first-round 70 at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rory McIlroy survived his first trip around Bay Hill, and at the same time found a lot of good in Thursday’s first-round 70 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The world No. 1 came to Bay Hill with a little spark in his step after a missed cut at The Honda Classic and four rounds in which he failed break 70 in the no-cut WGC-Cadillac Championship. Spending time...
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Arnie's tourney a new wrinkle for McIlroy going to Masters

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Rory McIlroy is adding a new wrinkle to his preparations for the Masters. McIlroy makes his debut in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday, his final tournament before he tries to complete the career Grand Slam and win a third straight major at Augusta National in three weeks. He began playing the Masters in 2009, and this is the fourth pre-Augusta schedule...
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Rory pumps iron with Brady & Mannings, quickly learns his place

During a two-day trip to Augusta National last week to play golf with his dad, Rory McIlroy decided to get in some work at the gym to start his day, and figured he’d get in and get out before anyone else showed up. Then seven Super Bowl rings showed up and the world’s top-ranked golfer knew it was time to call it a workout. "Friday morning, I got in the gym about 6,'' ESPN...
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Bubba Watson won't feel pressure as Masters nears

Pressure is everywhere at Augusta National, but in Bubba Watson's viewpoint, he won't feel it as much as Rory McIlroy might. "I don't have any pressure; I've already got two (green) jackets," Watson said with a laugh during the annual Masters champion's conference call. What trumps Watson's bid to become just the ninth player to win three Masters, at least so far as scrutiny goes...
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McIlroy feeling puny with company he keeps - in the gym

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Rory McIlroy was in the gym and in a rare moment, he felt out of his element. Consider his company. McIlroy was at Augusta National last week with his father and went to the fitness center at the club Friday morning. Before long, in walked Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. The next person through the door about 15 minutes later? Peyton Manning. ''That was my time to leave...
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McIlroy replaces Tiger on video-game cover

Rory McIlroy now has something else that that once belonged to Tiger Woods -- the cover of EA Sports' latest video game.
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Rory McIlroy gets EA Sports star status once held by Tiger Woods

  Rory McIlroy now has something else that that once belonged to Tiger Woods -- the cover of EA Sports' latest video game. Electronic Arts Inc. announced Monday that McIlroy will be the new face of its golf series. ''EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour'' is to be released in June and will be the first EA Sports series to use the new Frostbite technology that provides sharper pictures...
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Rory McIlroy replaces Tiger Woods as EA’s golf cover athlete

Tiger Woods has been EA’s golf cover athlete for more than 15 years, going all the way back to Tiger Woods PGA Tour 99 on the original Playstation and PC. But in November of 2013, EA announced that after the 2014 edition of the game (released earlier in 2013), they’d have a new cover athlete. Following a year off last year, EA announced their new cover athlete – Rory McIlroy...
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McIlroy to be face of EA Sports golf game

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) Rory McIlroy now has something else that that once belonged to Tiger Woods - the cover of EA Sports' latest video game. Electronic Arts Inc. announced Monday that McIlroy will be the new face of its golf series. ''EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour'' is to be released in June and will be the first EA Sports series to use the new Frostbite technology that provides...
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Rory McIlroy is the New Face of EA Sports’ Golf Video Game Franchise

In case you needed another indicator that Tiger Woods isn’t the dominant force in golf that he once was, look no further than the cover of EA Sports’ new PGA video game. Nearly two years after EA and Tiger Woods decided to mutually end their 15-year partnership and kill the critically-acclaimed Tiger Woods PGA Tour series of video games, the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Rory McIlroy is the new face of EA Sports PGA Tour

World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy is currently the face of the sport, and EA Sports has decided to treat him as such. The company announced on Monday that McIlroy has officially been named the new face of its PGA Tour video game series. As Golf Digest noted, EA Sports ended its relationship with Tiger...Read More
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Rory McIlroy replaces Tiger Woods on EA Sports PGA Tour

EA Sports announced Monday that Rory McIlroy is the PGA Tour pro to replace Tiger Woods on the cover of their golf game. From 1998 to 2013, EA Sports published the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series, but in October of 2013 EA Sports announced that it had parted ways with Woods.  Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 was the final game with Woods on the cover.   Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will...
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Ernie Els Snaps Iron in Two After Hitting Tree

Anyone that has played golf at one time or another has felt like whacking a tree with a club till it snapped or what Rory McIlroy did recently. The game can be frustrating as hell and it can be rather satisfying to destroy the source of the frustration (because it has to be the club; can't be you). However, most of us hold back because clubs are expensive.That isn't why Ernie Els...
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Rory McIlroy is Michelangelo’s ‘David’ on cover of ‘Golf Digest’ (photo)

Golf Digest has a history of coming up with interesting covers for its issues, ones that generate a buzz and sell copies. While the cover of their latest issue featuring Rory McIlroy depicted as Michelangelo’s David isn’t as provocative nor controversial as their cover featuring Paulina Gretzky, it certainly is … intriguing. The best part...Read More The post Rory McIlroy...
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Donald Trump Was Responsible For The Scuba-Retrieval Of The Club That Rory McIlroy Threw In The Water

On Friday, Rory McIlroy temporarily threw a fit when he sailed a ball into the water at Doral by tossing his club violently into the lake. The next day, a scuba diver was sent to retrieve Rory’s club. Turns out, the man responsible for the retrieval mission wasn’t Rory nor some crazed-scuba fan. No, the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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WATCH: Scuba diver retrieves Rory McIlroy's club

Rory McIlroy had a frustrating moment this week on the eighth hole of his second round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, but the damage has finally been mitigated. Having birdied the previous hole, McIlroy had a mental-lapse and hit an errant shot. Obviously a little frustrated, Rory then launched his golf club into the water and Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Rory McIlroy’s Golf Club Gets A Rescue At Sea

Rory McIlroy Tossed his golf club into the water on Friday; on Saturday, a SCUBA diver recovered the iron for golfer.
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