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NEWS: Rory Sacks His Caddie … Or Was It The Other Way Round? View More
Rory McIlroy and JP Fitzgerald during the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo credit: David Cannon/R&A via Getty Images)

NEWS: Rory Sacks His Caddie … Or Was It The Other Way Round?

By now, all the usual spin will probably have been put on the situation to say that the parting of ways between Rory McIlroy and JP Fitzgerald, his caddie of nine years, was amicable. In fairness, that is maybe the only way to proceed when the two of them will…

OPINION: Caddie Helps Change Rory’s Direction View More
Rory McIlroy stayed patient and recovered from a rough opening nine at the Open Championship. (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

OPINION: Caddie Helps Change Rory’s Direction

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND – Two more long, windy and potentially rainy days remain and there is ground to be made up on the Open Championship scoreboard but it’s possible that in a perfectly timed and brilliantly biting comment on Thursday, caddie J.P. Fitzgerald may have stirred the beast in Rory McIlroy…

QUICK TAKE: 20:1 Odds, So Rory Says ‘Good Week To Back Me’ View More
McIlroy has struggled in recent starts, but believes his luck is soon to turn around. (Photo Credit: Hannah McKay, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: 20:1 Odds, So Rory Says ‘Good Week To Back Me’

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | If you were to wander into one of many betting shops around this coastal neighborhood, or if you prefer to do your wagering online, there sits Rory McIlroy as a 20:1 pick in the Open Championship that begins Thursday at Royal Birkdale. Five players – Jordan Spieth,…

QUICK TAKE: The Game’s Youth Can Win Majors At Any Time View More
Brooks Koepka became the seventh consecutive first-time major winner last month at the U.S. Open. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: The Game’s Youth Can Win Majors At Any Time

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Brooks Koepka is Exhibit A – or example No. 7 – that major championship golf appears to have moved into a new era. Instead of a handful of players winning most of the majors, the past seven have been won by first-time champions. Two years ago, Zach…

QUICK TAKE: Groups to Watch at the Open Championship View More
Jordan Spieth has a date with Henrik Stenson and Si Woo Kim for the opening two rounds of the Open Championship. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Groups to Watch at the Open Championship

With the year’s third major upon us and the tee times for the first two rounds released, let’s take a look at some of the groups to keep an eye on at Royal Birkdale: Henrik Stenson-Si Woo Kim-Jordan Spieth After winning in remarkable fashion last year at Royal Troon, Stenson…

Rory, Elkington Exchange Heated Tweets View More
Rory McIlroy during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. (Photo credit Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rory, Elkington Exchange Heated Tweets

Rory McIlroy has never shied from social media debates, whether it be calling Brandel Chamblee a “failed golfer” after the analyst criticized McIlroy early in his career or sticking up for how much time he spends in the gym after Chamblee said the four-time major winner may be lifting too…