Tag Archives: Rory McIlroy

Aug
3
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy has sent up a major flare and hope is alive for golf fans alike who wanted to see the world no. 1 defend his title at the PGA Championship next week at Whistling Straits.

Following an ankle injury early last month, McIlroy was questionable for the fourth and final major of the season, and while his status still remains up in the air, he has scheduled a practice round on Saturday at the venue, according to a report by Reuters.

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Jul
11
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

After Rory McIlroy injured his ankle in a “kickabout” with friends last Saturday, the world no. 1 sent a text accompanied by a photo to none other than Tiger Woods, seeking advice, according to USA Today’s Steve DiMeglio. Which makes sense given the 14-time major champion’s well-documented history of ailments.

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Jul
8
2015

Rory McIlroy announced via Instagram on Wednesday that he would not be able to defend his title at next week’s Open Championship at St Andrews. Earlier in the week, McIlroy revealed that he had ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer with some friends last Saturday, posting a picture of himself in a walking boot and crutches.

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Jun
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

 

All week there was chatter about the poor condition of the greens at Chambers Bay. The pros expected better, especially at a U.S. Open, one of the four major championships in golf.

I learned in 2010 at the first U.S. Open I covered that talking to players on Sunday after they’re finished enduring what’s deemed as the toughest test of golf  is one of the most amusing days of the year — because they tend to vent and rant. However, this time around, there was plenty of complaints about the greens throughout the week. 

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Jun
16
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Rory McIlroy isn’t bothered that he missed the cut in his last two starts at the BMW PGA Championship and the Irish Open. The slate is wiped clean for him after taking a break from competitive golf the past few weeks before he flew into the Seattle area on Friday evening to kick off his preparations for the U.S. Open. More important, McIlroy seems to like Chambers Bay after playing two rounds over the weekend and says it suits his game.

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May
28
2015

It’s an understatement to say Rory McIlroy struggled in the first round of the Irish Open at Royal County Down in tough conditions (or pretty standard if we’re talking about the local weather). Between the added time and effort of playing host this week, with the proceeds from the tournament benefitting his charity (he also said he’d donate any winnings), and perhaps the pressure of competing in front of a home crowd in Northern Ireland, the world no. 1 opened with a nine-over 80.

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May
27
2015

Get excited for the Irish Open to kick off Thursday morning at Royal County Down Golf Club, a brilliant test of golf with a spectacular layout and scenery — no wonder it’s one of the world’s greatest courses. Not enough is said about the venue, which has that “it” factor and special atmosphere that only the best major championship sites possess. In other words, RCD, which is located about an hour from Belfast in Northern Ireland,  feels like it could host an Open Championship and this event feels notably distinct.

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May
22
2015
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

The body language says it all for Rory McIlroy, doesn’t it? The world no. 1 hung in there on the front nine at even par, but fatigue caught up with him on the back and he shot a six-over 78 to miss the cut at the BMW PGA Championship.

Despite expressing his slight disappointment that he wouldn’t be able to attempt to defend his title at Wentworth over the weekend, there’s a silver lining that comes with having the weekend off — which is exactly that.

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