Tag Archives: 2015 Irish Open

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
20
2015

The ever-unpredictable Patrick Reed was scheduled to play at the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, along with next week’s Irish Open at Royal County Down, which world no. 1 Rory McIlroy is hosting for the first time. However, he unexpectedly withdrew from both events on Monday. The strange part is that instead he’s entered in the PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.

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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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Sep
21
2014
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
Rory: The future of the Irish Open

Rory: The future of the Irish Open

On Sunday Rory McIlroy announced his plans to significantly increase his commitment to the European Tour’s Irish Open. His role will also expand, with his charitable foundation, The Rory Foundation, becoming the official tournament host starting next year. 

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