Tag Archives: PGA National

Mar
3
2014
Hold up
Heading into the final round at PGA National, Rory McIlroy held a two-shot lead — and through seven holes, he had a three-stroke advantage over the closest competitor. McIlroy seemed destined to successfully convert a wire-to-wire victory at the Honda Classic on Sunday. He looked calm and collected for most of the front nine and appeared like he’d probably cruise to the champion’s circle for his second time in three years.

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Feb
28
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Cruisin'
Rory McIlroy recovered from a slow start, with two bogeys in his first three holes, and posted six birdies to fire a four-under 66 in the second round of the Honda Classic. McIlroy, who opened with a flawless seven-under 63 at PGA National on Thursday, is 11-under at the halfway mark.

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Feb
27
2014
Rory's back on top!
What a difference a year makes! Well, the same could have been said last year for Rory McIlroy when he walked off the course in the middle of the second round out of frustration, since he was defending his title after winning this event in 2012. I guess you could also say McIlroy has a bit of a love-hate relationship with PGA National.

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Mar
6
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Rory

Rors’ growing pains

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. 

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Mar
4
2013
Michael Thompson

Thompson goes from DFL to W

In blustery, cold (relatively speaking) and generally tough conditions on Sunday at PGA National, Michael Thompson showed grit and composure on the way to his first PGA Tour victory.

What’s interesting is when Thompson started the week, he had zero expectations. And when he was in second place after 36 holes, the 27-year-old native of Tucson, Arizona, was just happy he had made the cut. After all, he was off to a rough start in 2013, with three missed cuts and T78 in his first four events of the season.

In fact, in the last event he played, the Northern Trust Open, he shot 78-80 and finished at the very bottom of the leaderboard. Two weeks later, Thompson, who played his college golf at the University of Alabama and resides in Birmingham, found his roll. 

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