RORY MCILROY NEWS

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...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

More seeds for a global tour in golf

The PGA Tour has small circuits in Latin America, Canada and China. Commissioner Tim Finchem spoke in 2010 about golf heading toward a ''world tour,'' even though he wasn't sure what it would look like or when it would all come together. It's worth paying attention to the activity of players over the last month. Brandt Snedeker was in Japan for the Bridgestone Open. Jordan Spieth...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Fringe: McDowell Praises Rory & Fortune Cookie Guides Lewis

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. Graeme McDowell Predicts Big Things For Rory McIlroy There’s been a lot written about the relationship — both on and off the golf course — between Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy. With both stars hailing from Northern Ireland and...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy grouped with Ogilvy, Appleby in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy has been grouped with Geoff Ogilvy and Stuart Appleby for the opening rounds of his Australian Open title defense this week and will be among the early starters at The Australian golf club. Adam Scott has been grouped with American Jordan Spieth and Australian Masters champion Nick Cullen in an afternoon group, teeing off just before Boo Weekley...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carl Froch nominated for 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

The Cobra joins Bale, McIlroy and Hamilton for BBC’s 2014 Sports Personality of the Year: Carl Froch has been shortlisted for BBC’s 2014 Sports Personality of the Year award. The Cobra made the list after his stunning KO win over George Groves at Wembley Stadium on May 31 – a night where boxing was center stage and the Nottingham star’s huge right hand in the eighth round...
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1 day 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.) Dufners Take Thailand   Jason’s post for the week. #thailand #holiday A photo posted by Amanda Dufner (@aduf99) on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:50pm PST   Had the best tour guide today...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy eyes a slice of Australian Open history

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday in Sydney. Having finished the DP World Tour Championship with a share of second place, McIlroy will arrive in Sydney on Monday for the event at The Australian Golf...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

European tour announces six new tournaments for 2015 season

  The European Tour schedule will feature six new tournaments and seven new venues in a 47-tournament season in 2015. The European Tour announced the schedule Sunday ahead of the final round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. New Race to Dubai events include the Thailand Classic from Feb. 12 at Black Mountain in Hua Hin, the Hero Indian Open from Feb. 19 at...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cullen wins Aussie Masters, Scott bid falls short

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australian lefthander Nick Cullen shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Australian Masters by one stroke over Adam Scott, ending Scott's attempt for a third consecutive victory in the tournament. Cullen, who had a four-round total of 9-under 279, saved par on the 18th after hitting his bunker shot to a foot. Scott, who trailed by four strokes after three...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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4 days 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...
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4 days 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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5 days 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...
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5 days 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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5 days 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...
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5 days 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.
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6 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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6 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...
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7 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 to...
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8 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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8 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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14 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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19 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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20 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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20 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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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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