Tag Archives: Rory McIlroy

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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May
18
2015

If there was any question who the world no. 1 player in the world is at the moment, Rory McIlroy quashed any naysayers on Sunday at Quail Hollow Golf Club. Yep, he did it again. For the second time in the past three weeks, McIlroy took home the winner’s trophy at the Wells Fargo Championship. 

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May
17
2015
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Hello! Sorry it’s been a few days since I’ve posted, but I’ve had a pretty hectic couple of weeks and needed to catch up on sleep.

As you know, my credentials were revoked for the remainder of the PGA Tour season, so I’m doing my best to turn lemons into lemonade. (Don’t worry, I can still cover the majors!) Thus, I decided to head across the pond and cover the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship event, where world no. 1 Rory McIlroy is defending champion. I leave tonight. 

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May
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger Woods emphatically pumped his first after holing a nine-footer for birdie on the par-5 9th, his final hole on Friday at TPC Sawgrass. The putt was only to post a one-under 71, but it put him just inside the cut line at even par, which is what’s projected to make weekend play at The Players Championship.

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May
4
2015

Rory McIlroy entered the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship as the no. 1 seed and the no. 1 player in the world. He solidified both positions by beating his opponent in seven straight matches, including Gary Woodland 4&2 in the finals.

McIlroy also headed into the week with the prospect of sitting ringside at what was being hailed as the fight of the century, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao showdown, in Las Vegas. He had paid an exorbitant amount of money for his tickets — which he wouldn’t disclose in his pre-tournament press conference — and planned to make the back-and-forth trip regardless of whether he was still in the golf tournament. His position obviously changed on Saturday evening when his match against Paul Casey went into extra holes and McIlroy likely wouldn’t have made it to MGM Grand for the fight in time even if he’d tried.

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Apr
29
2015

Well, round one of matches at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship is in the books, and boy, that was a lot of golf for a day! I’m still trying to wrap my head around everything that happened, but that’s nearly impossible (and I don’t want to spend all night writing up every single match), so let’s just take a look at the key match-ups and a few of the upsets.

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