At the pre-tournament press conference for the Barclays, Jim Furyk told a funny joke from the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
Rory McIlroy’s great play is garnering a lot of attention, but the interest factor is multiplied when Tiger Woods is around. That is exactly why their appearance on The Tonight Show was a hit, and why their Ice Bucket Challenge video was awesome too.
At this point, who *hasn’t* done the Ice Bucket Challenge?? (Oh, wait, me.) The stunt that benefits charity (ALS) has spread like wildfire on social media channels. Somehow, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods hadn’t been nominated yet…until yesterday. And they did it in style.
In between promoting the launch of the new Nike irons via an appearance at Liberty National, just outside NYC, and appearing on The Tonight Show, it looked like host Jimmy Fallon had quite a few laughs with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on Monday.
Amid the media storm surrounding Tiger Woods over the last month, the 14-time major champ correctly decided on Wednesday to take the next three-and-a-half months off to rehabilitate his injured back. He will miss the Ryder Cup, and will return to competition at his World Challenge event in Florida, December 4-7.
I caught up with fans at Valhalla, along with world nos. 2 and 3 Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia, respectively, to talk about the appeal of Rory McIlroy and to touch on the rise of the “Rory Era.”
The top-9 are set for Team USA, and Captain Tom Watson will select the final three players on September 2nd. Several former Ryder Cup players did not get an automatic bid, including Tiger Woods.
Butch Harmon is considered the best golf instructor on the planet, and he coached Tiger Woods during his wonder years in the late 90s and early 2000s. Harmon spoke about Tiger’s round on Friday saying he was upset Tiger didn’t withdraw, and wants him healthy and playing well.
Tiger Woods battled through pain Friday afternoon, but shot a second consecutive 74 to miss the cut by five strokes at the PGA Championship. The 14-time major champion will most likely use the rest of 2014 to recuperate from recurring back injuries.
An errant driver and a lack of touch on the greens led to an opening round 74 for Tiger Woods at the 96th PGA Championship. His only birdie was a chip in on the 16th hole (his 7th of the day), and he added four bogeys to shoot three-over par.