The biggest story going into the Wells Fargo Championship was the poor state of the greens at the usually pristine Quail Hollow Club. Turns out they weren’t so bad, after all — at least not for the seven players who shot five-under 67s in the first round.
Coming off a T25 finish at the Masters, Rory McIlroy joked on Wednesday that he’s not a guy who relies on his putter to score. He knows his game well. On Thursday, McIlroy drove the ball well, finding 11 of 14 fairways, and gave himself plenty of looks for birdie, hitting 15 of 18 greens in regulation. (continue reading…)
After R&A chief Peter Dawson implied that Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy might be spared the difficult choice of which country he’d represent in the 2016 Olympics due to a Charter regulation, reports surfaced on Tuesday saying that McIlroy would almost certainly represent Ireland. However, it appears Dawson may have misinterpreted the Olympic regulation, according to BBC Sport: (continue reading…)
Former world no. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki donned a white jumpsuit and caddied for her boyfriend Rory McIlroy in the Par 3 Contest, which takes place the day before the Masters kicks off at Augusta National. Wozniacki was given the opportunity to hit a shot, and well, let’s just say she would have been better off serving it or hitting a moonball.
C’mon, Rory, I thought you were giving Caroline lessons! In her defense, it’s pretty nerve-wracking to stand up there in front of thousands of people. Here’s the video of Wozniacki testing the waters: (continue reading…)
Caroline Wozniacki is spending the week in Augusta to support her boyfriend Rory McIlroy. On Sunday evening, she revealed to fellow Dane Thorbjorn Oleson, who is making his Masters debut, on Twitter that she would be caddying for McIlroy in Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest.
Strangely, she has since deleted her reply to Oleson, but the tweet still appears in the conversation thread via Oleson’s account. Here’s a screenshot:
Rory McIlroy came up just short of capturing the Valero Texas Open title, but he was perfectly fine with the result — he achieved everything he intended with his last-minute decision to play in San Antonio.
The world no. 2 shot a final-round six-under 66, -12 total, which he thought might be good enough for the win, but Martin Laird fired an impressive nine-under 63, including birdies on the last three holes to best McIlroy by three shots. (continue reading…)
Rory Mcilroy reeled off two birdies at Redstone Golf Club to close out the final round of the Shell Houston Open. The world no. 2 shot a two-under 70 and four-under total, which will put him at a mediocre middle-of-the-pack finish.
Good news is he’s getting closer to feeling ready for the Masters — and he’s making putts — but he still needs to work on his course management. (continue reading…)
Just before the 5pm EST deadline, Rory McIlroy committed to play in next week’s Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio – which is a huge victory for the tournament.
It must have been a very last-minute decision because after Rory shot a two-under 70 for a two-day total of one-under, he told reporters that he wasn’t planning to enter.
Rory McIlroy doesn’t per se mind that Tiger Woods has displaced him as the world no. 1. After all, it takes some attention away from McIlroy, who is more concerned with his swing path than his ranking.
The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland enters the Shell Houston Open this week as the world’s no. 2, trying to build from the momentum he found a few weeks ago at Doral just 14 days before the Masters kicks off. (continue reading…)
Rory McIlroy felt the heavy expectations and pressures as the world’s No. 1 golfer weighing down on his 23-year-old shoulders and he had a meltdown, resulting in a bad decision in the heat of the moment. He likely thought the world was closing in on him and he just wanted to escape when he walked off the course last Friday at the Honda Classic.
As (I) expected, McIlroy was open and candid, admitting to his mistake and taking responsibility for his abrupt, un-Rory-like withdrawal in his press conference on Wednesday morning at Doral. (continue reading…)