Posts tagged with: "Rory McIlroy"

QUICK TAKE: A Steady, ‘Pretty Cool’ Opening Round For Marquee Group View More
Tiger Woods rebounded from a rocky start in the first round at the PGA Championship. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: A Steady, ‘Pretty Cool’ Opening Round For Marquee Group

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | At a winners-only Tuesday night dinner preceding the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods told the story of playing with Jack Nicklaus in the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla. Remember 2000? Bob May. Tiger pointing the ball in the hole. Third leg of the Tiger Slam. It was…

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy In Search Of Winning Formula View More
Rory McIlroy during Wednesday's practice round at the 2018 PGA Championship. (Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy In Search Of Winning Formula

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI | Over the past 23 months, Rory McIlroy has won one golf tournament. He won brilliantly at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, shooting 64 on Sunday at Bay Hill, turning the early spring air electric with his finish. It was vintage McIlroy, spectacular and seemingly easy…

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy Aims To ’Play Carefree And Just Happy’ View More
Rory McIlroy plays a shot during Wednesday's practice round at the Open Championship. (Photo: REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff)

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy Aims To ’Play Carefree And Just Happy’

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – Rory McIlroy has seen the photos – taken 11 years ago when his round face was topped by bouncy, curly brown hair as he captured low amateur honors at Carnoustie in his first Open Championship – and laughs. “It’s good memories,” McIlroy said Wednesday. “When I looked…

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…