Category Archives: Rory McIlroy

Oct
21
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy’s legal dispute with former Dublin-based management company, Horizon, has escalated, with the world no. 1 withdrawing from two tournaments in China to prepare for trial that’s expected to take place in February.

On Monday McIlroy announced he will skip both the BMW Masters and the WGC-HSBC Champions at the end of this month and the start of the next, respectively. The court mediation between the two parties failed, and thus, the case will proceed to a full hearing.

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May
30
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It was a tale of two rounds — or two nines — for Rory McIlroy. Following his spectacular nine-under 63 in the first round, McIlroy, who started on no. 10 Friday, quickly dropped out of the lead after struggling on his first nine, which included three consecutive double-bogeys. He posted seven-over 43 on the back nine.

Despite his rally on the front, he still shot 15 strokes worse than the previous day, with a six-over 78 in the second round of The Memorial.

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May
29
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Less than a week after his impressive come-from-behind victory at the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy continued to carry the momentum into the first round of The Memorial, firing a scorching nine-under 63 to take a three-shot lead over Paul Casey, Chris Kirk and Bubba Watson.

McIlroy nearly tied the course record (11-under 61) at Muirfield Village had it not been for a mistake on the 14th — with a wedge in his hand, no less, which led to a somewhat costly double-bogey. However, he bounced back with his second eagle on the back nine, rolling in a 15-footer on the par-5 15th to erase his error on the previous hole.

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May
28
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Rory and Caroline in better times

Let’s hope he didn’t call her collect!

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki had an immensely public relationship and courtship, and now, their break-up is (still) very much in the spotlight. While Rory said the split was “mutual and amicable,” apparently it might not have been, according to the latest various reports.

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May
21
2014
Caroline and Rory during happier times at the Masters in April

Caroline and Rory during happier times at the Masters in April

Rory McIlroy revealed on Wednesday that he had called off his five-month-long engagement with now ex-fiancee, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. McIlroy’s communications team issued a statement to the press:

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May
11
2014
Rory rallies for yet another back door top 10

Rory rallies for yet another back door top 10

Rory McIlroy and the front nine at TPC Sawgrass don’t get along very well. In fact, McIlroy called it his “kryptonite” following his round on Saturday. But, in the final round, he recovered from an opening bogey to post a one-under on the first nine and then fired yet another stellar score — five-under 31 — on the back to shoot a six-under 66.

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May
9
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Mac-attack

Mac-attack

Rory McIlroy has only made the cut at TPC Sawgrass once in four previous starts (he finished T8 last year) and it looked like he was going to make it one for five after a disastrous front nine, where he posted a six-over 42. Then, he staged a fantastic comeback, showing great fight and a lot of heart to make the cut on the number. 

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May
3
2014
Rory redux of 2010?

Rory redux of 2010?

After just making the cut on the number, Rory McIlroy put on a clinic at Quail Hollow Club on Saturday morning during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship. His ballstriking, iron play, wedges and putting were all downright impressive, propelling him to fire a seven-under 65, six-under total and vaulting him back into contention hours before the leaders teed off. 

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Apr
30
2014
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Rory McIlroy struggled with the flat stick on the slick greens at Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters a few weeks ago, where he finished third-to-last in putting — which he was quick to point out himself in his pre-tournament presser at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday.

On the eve of the Wells Fargo Championship, the site of McIlroy’s first PGA Tour victory in 2010, Rory was adamant about improving his performance on the greens and looking forward to return to competition at a venue where he’s experienced quite a bit of success. 

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