Posts tagged with: "Rory McIlroy"

QUICK TAKE: Phil Makes The Cut, Other Big Names Head Home At Shinnecock View More
Phil Mickelson (Photo credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Phil Makes The Cut, Other Big Names Head Home At Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Phil Mickelson made the weekend at the U.S. Open but it was dicey getting there. Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Bubba Watson and Sergio García have Saturday and Sunday free now, something they could see coming long before they were finished Friday. Then there’s Jordan…

QUICK TAKE: Jordan, Phil And Rory Take Their Lumps View More
Phil Mickelson plays a shot from the fesuce on the 12th hole during the first round of the US. Open at Shinnecock Hills. (Photo Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Jordan, Phil And Rory Take Their Lumps

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Twenty-five over par. Collectively, that’s what Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth shot in their glittery, Hamptons-worthy grouping in the first round of the windswept U.S. Open Thursday at sinister Shinnecock Hills. Want to summarize the unforgiving and unrelenting challenge of the first day? Here…

QUICK TAKE: Staying Close By, Rory Flies Under Radar As U.S. Open Looms View More
Rory McIlroy likes his nearby accommodations at the U.S. Open (Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Staying Close By, Rory Flies Under Radar As U.S. Open Looms

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Rory McIlroy learns from his mistakes. He nearly missed his tee time in the 2012 Ryder Cup singles, only getting to the course with minutes to spare, thanks to an alert event official and a fast police car. So for the 118th US Open, where traffic…

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy Happy To Be A Sand Man During The Players View More
Rory McIlroy is enjoying the Players Championship more since he began staying on the beach.

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy Happy To Be A Sand Man During The Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA | Rory McIlroy is doing his best to turn the Players Championship into a day at the beach. Almost literally. Rather than deal with the swirling atmosphere at the Sawgrass Marriott hotel where many players stay during this week, McIlroy decided a few years ago to…

QUICK TAKE: Rory Clarifies Comments On Majors’ Relative Importance View More
Rory McIlroy clarified his comments about the Masters being the biggest golf tournament in the world. (Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar)

QUICK TAKE: Rory Clarifies Comments On Majors’ Relative Importance

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | Just to clarify, when Rory McIlroy said Wednesday that the Masters is now the biggest golf tournament in the world and he “doesn’t care” about the U.S. Open or the Open Championship, he didn’t mean it the way it sounded. “I didn’t mean it like that…

QUICK TAKE: Rory Making His Peace With The Masters View More
Rory McIlroy says he needed some time to decompress after his Masters loss. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

QUICK TAKE: Rory Making His Peace With The Masters

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | When the Masters was over and Rory McIlroy was left to cope with the disappointment of shooting 74 on Sunday when he had a chance to complete the career Grand Slam, it took a few days. “I went back home and sort of decompressed, binge-watched a…