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Oct
21
2013
Rory's backdoor 2nd! Woot!

Rory jumps up to 2nd!

Things appear to be looking up for Rory McIlroy. After starting the round ten shots out of contention on Sunday, McIlroy posted a final round four-under 67 to finish T2 (three-under total) at the Kolon Korea Open, where the world no. 6 headlined the fledgling field. However, he had a little bit — actually, quite a lot — of help from a fellow competitor.

McIlroy was near the top of the leaderboard the first two rounds, but blew up with a four-over 75, moving the wrong way on Saturday. Then, playing around six groups behind the ultimate twosome on Sunday, he bounced back to place strong. However, late in the day, a bizarre rules controversy involving the leaders Kim Hyung-tae and Kang Sung-hoon, detracted from the actual golf. 

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Oct
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Asian Tour

Rickie and Rory: golf's future

The horror of seconds and thirds, I know! But for a player of Rory McIlroy’s caliber and talent, it stinks. The U.S. Open champ had to settle for another runner-up finish in South Korea following last week’s Dunhill Links Championship. Rory placed third in the previous two events, the KLM Open and the Omega European Masters. Which is fantastic, but Rory wants the W.

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Oct
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Asian Tour

Rickie: It's about time!

Rickie Fowler broke through for his first professional victory at the Kolon Korea Open on the OneAsia Tour. He didn’t just win — he dominated the field, beating the closest competitor, U.S. Open champ and world No. 3 Rory McIlroy, by a massive six shots. Fowler led by as many as ten, but a charging McIlroy fired 29 on the back nine and the American dropped two shots coming in with two bogeys.

The field also included ’09 PGA champ Y.E. Yang and young rising star Seung-yul Noh.

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