Tag Archives: Rory McIlroy

Jul
20
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

It was Sunday drama at The Open Championship, and Rory McIlroy emerged as the Champion Golfer of the Year. A couple bogeys by Rory on the front nine kept the final round challengers in the tournament, but a clutch up-and-down on 17 secured the third leg of the career Grand Slam for McIlroy.

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Jul
19
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Rory McIlroy has the rare ability to make golf look easy. If he misses the green, he makes a nice par putt to keep the momentum going. If he gets to a par-5 late in his round, he uses his exceptional length to make an eagle. The simplicity Rory has demonstrated over the first three rounds of The Open Championship has led to a six-shot lead over Rickie Fowler.

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Jul
18
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Rory McIlroy ended his second round funk in a big way by firing a six-under 66 to take a four-stroke lead into the weekend of The Open. He has a track record of destroying the field in major championships, and he is halfway to serving up a smack down once again.

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Jul
17
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Rory McIlroy tops the leader board  after the morning wave of the 143rd Open Championship. Rory fired a flawless six-under 66, and said, “Anytime you shoot 66 at the Open Championship, you’re going to be pleased. We had perfect scoring conditions out there this morning. There wasn’t much wind early on. The wind started to pick up a little bit on the back nine. But, yeah, there were plenty of opportunities to make birdies. I was able to take a few of them. Another great start and, yeah, looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow.”

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Jul
16
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

The groupings at The Open Championship are one-of-a-kind. Every player goes off the first tee from 6:25 a.m. to 4:06 p.m local time. The roughly ten hour time difference creates what Matt Kuchar calls “luck of the draw here or unluck of the draw.” Weather is a huge factor in links golf, and the players who adapt to the changing conditions will be on top of the leader board on Sunday.

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Jul
15
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Rory McIlroy enters Open Championship week in good form. McIlroy won the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship in May, and the only thing holding him back from winning more is a case of the second round blues. At last week’s Scottish Open, he opened with 64-78. If Rory shakes his bad habit, then he will be a top contender at Royal Liverpool.

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