McIlroy’s Ex Takes Up Golf
12/30/2014
Caroline Wozniacki might not be a fan of Rory McIlroy’s any more, but she seems to be taking a new-found interest in the game that made him rich and famous.Wozniacki recently posted a video of herself on Instagram firing a 200-yard drive at the driving range recently, with the caption “Not the pret...
Woz Told McIlroy Not to Help UNICEF
12/30/2014
There’s nothing like a legal battle to reveal ugly things about ourselves and our favorite celebrities.As Rory McIlroy’s battle with his former agency continues, a news report indicates he backed out of donating $500,000 over three years to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on advice from...
Rugby Fans Serenade Rory McIlroy
12/29/2014
With a few weeks off for the holidays, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy took in a rugby match between Connacht and Ulster last week, and was the victim of a sharp stadium crew and fan base.While McIlroy gave a mid-match interview to the BBC, the stadium crew spotted the interview taking place and showed it...
Niall Horan Gets Lifetime Membership at Mullingar
12/29/2014
For the teenage girls of the world (and my twin toddlers), Niall Horan, the blonde-headed crooner from One Direction can do no wrong on stage.Turns out the Irish singer wants to do better on the golf course now.Horan was made an honorary lifetime member of the Mullingar Golf Club Saturday, ensuring...
The World’s Most Expensive Golf Clubs
12/27/2014
Yesterday we showed you the $25 million Asherwood Estate as a potential real estate investment; but you’re not going to play its two private courses with clubs you’ve had since college, are you?Thus we turn your attention to Honma Golf’s Five Star Set, gold clubs that start at $5,400 (yes, that’s E...
Adam Scott Hires Mike Kerr as Caddie
12/26/2014
After a two-tournament tryout, Mike Kerr has officially been hired by Adam Scott to be his new caddie.Scott parted ways with Steve Williams at the end of the FedEx Cup in October.Kerr has worked with major players Ernie Els and Lee Westwood in the past, and most recently caddied for Norway’s Thobjo...
Lance Armstrong Likes Golf’s Code of … Honor?
12/26/2014
Golf Digest’s cover boy this issue is Lance Armstrong, the disgraced American cyclist who won seven straight Tour de France’s from 1999-2005 only to be stripped of all of them for testing positive for doping.Despite being accused of doping throughout his career, Armstrong did not admit to it until...
Danny Willett Squeaks into Masters Field
12/26/2014
Proving that every little point counts, England’s Danny Willett made the 2015 Masters Field by moving up to No. 50 in the last Official World Golf Rankings of 2014 by 0.188 points.Willett had been No. 51 for two weeks and didn’t play this past week, but when fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood failed...
McIlroy Snubbed at BBC Awards
12/23/2014
Professional golf’s drought continues at the BBC Awards.Rory McIlroy, who won both the Open Championship and the PGA Championship, along with the Race to Dubai in 2014, did not win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Award,as voted on by sporting fans throughout the UK.Formula One driver Lewis...
103-Year-Old-Man Drills Ace
12/22/2014
Talk about two unbreakable records. Florida’s Gus Andreone already held the record as the PGA of America’s oldest living player. Now he’s added another feather to his cap: oldest member to ever hit an ace. The 103- year-old Andreone aced the 113-yard No. 14 at the Lakes Course of Palm Aire...
Rory McIlroy’s New Pad: WOW
12/19/2014
Rory McIlroy has a new getaway in Northern Ireland and to be blunt, well, it’s nicer than your house.It’s not McIlroy’s main residence mind you, just a house that’s part of a block of luxury apartments that’s about 8,000 square feet.The new property is near his hometown of Holywood, and is located...
Daughter of former R&A Captain Killed in Sydney
12/18/2014
The golf world found itself with a heavy heart this week before Christmas, when news emerged from Sydney that one of the two people killed in the hostage situation in Sydney was Katrina Dawson, daughter of former Royal & Ancient captain Sandy Dawson.Katrina Dawson, 38, was a married mother of t...
Net Worths of 5 Richest Golfers
12/18/2014
How rich is Tiger Woods? Try $590 million of net worth according to a release from bankrate.com, which also labels the 14-time Major winner as the richest athlete in the world.No. 2 on the list is Phil Mickelson, a mere $400 million behind Tiger at $190 million, but with a significant upgrade in en...
Poulter, Horschel Find Fault in Fox
12/17/2014
It wasn’t the announcing,the graphics, or the commercials that bothered Ian Poulter and Billy Horschel about the debut of Golf on Fox last weekend, it was the placement of a camera tower.Both players drove into a distant portion of the 17th hole’s fairway bunker, only to find their view of the gree...
McIlroy: Speed Game Up
12/16/2014
othing like the best player in your game calling the sport boring. Responding to a report by Sport England that showed that the number of 16-25 year olds regularly playing golf has dropped 50% in the past three years, McIlroy said the game needs speeding up. “People enjoy watching the game bu...
Montgomerie: Rory Better Than Tiger
12/16/2014
Colin Montgomerie made a lightning rod of a statement earlier this week,voicing his opinion that Rory McIlroy is currently playing a higher level of golf than Tiger Woods ever did.Bold words considering Woods won 14 Majors between 1997-2008, and won his “Tiger Slam” at age 25, the same age McIlroy...
Adam Scott, Wife Expecting
12/15/2014
First Adam Scott and Marie Kojzar kept their wedding a secret until the afternoon of, and nearly topped that this week when it was revealed that the two will become parents in a little more than two months.Scott came up short at the Australian Open this week, but was still plenty upbeat about the u...
Lee Westwood Rises to No.26
12/15/2014
Lee Westwood’s win at the Thailand Championship saw him rise 17 spots in the latest Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR), all the way to No. 26.Westwood was one of three winners this weekend who saw their fortunes improve accordingly.Greg Chalmers,winner of the Australian PGA Championship, soared 16...
Alfred Dunhill Championship
12/11/2014
Tournament Preview There are two groups of players headed into this week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club in Malelane, South Africa: Charl Schwartzel … and everybody else.Schwartzel is in pursuit of a third straight title at Dunhill after running away with the 2013 title...
Phenom Fitzpatrick Makes Tour Debut Thursday
12/10/2014
England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick is one of the European Tour’s most heralded rookies in some time, and he’ll make his tour debut Thursday at the Dunhill Challenge in South Africa after impressing during the final stage of Qualifying School.He won his card by finishing 10-under par through six rounds a...
Ian Poulter Getting New Ferrari
12/9/2014
Talk about your first-world problems; Ian Poulter has to wait a whole month before heading to Italy for his “seat fitting” of his new Ferrari.Poulter tweeted out a picture of the interior of the Ferrari factory in Maranello on Monday, where he will travel to in a month to spend $1.35 million on the...
Nedbank Challenge,Sun City
12/3/2014
Tournament Preview The 2015 European Tour gets underway Thursday with the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa.Just 30 players encompass the field, but they are a 30 to be reckoned with, including 2014 US Open winner Martin Kaymer, Ryder Cup members Lee Westw...