Nike Golf’s new commercial “Ripple” captures the inspiring effect of Tiger Woods’s greatness on a young Rory McIlroy. Give it a watch — it’s really quite moving. Well done.
As most of you have seen by now, Rory McIlroy flung his 3-iron into the water hazard on the par-5 8th after his initial attempt found the drink that guards that left side of the hole. McIlroy still managed to make bogey and posted a two-under 70, putting him in a tie for 11th at the halfway mark of the Cadillac Championship.
McIlroy admitted that he let his emotions get the best of him during his round at the Trump National Doral, particularly on no. 8, but he was also able to find humor in his so-called faux pas.
Must be nice to be Tom Brady — he goes home to Gisele every day and he leads his team to Super Bowl championships. Besides that, he also gets invitations to play Augusta National with the no. 1 ranked golfer in the world.
(I’m not really sure why I decided to use the picture above, as it’s New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrating his team’s Super Bowl win at the victory parade in Boston. But I digress.)
Rory McIlroy has planned his annual trip to play Augusta National Golf Club for next week in preparation to get a few rounds under his belt before the season’s first major in April. During his press conference prior to the Cadillac Championship on Wednesday, McIlroy said the trip was more “social.”
It was revealed in Commercial Court on Tuesday that Rory McIlroy “deliberately ‘wiped clean’ up to eight cell phones, which may have contained significant information relating to his ongoing legal battle with his former management company, Horizon Sports, according to the Irish Times. Apparently, McIlroy completed the “factory resetting” of the phones — which also included those of three other key parties in the case, such as his father, Gerry 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.