Mcilroy shoots an 80
5/28/2015
Rory McIlroy might be the host with the most this weekend at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, but his golf game on Thursday was anything but charitable. McIlroy hit nine bogeys en route to a 9-over 80, tying him for dead last – 152nd place – at the tournament that...
Irish Open
5/27/2015
Tournament Preview The power of Rory McIlroy’s prestige and pull as the popular No. 1 player in the world will be on display this wekend at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation, kicking off Thursday at the Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Mc...
An Soars Into Top 60 with BMW Win
5/26/2015
As big as the win was for Byeong-Hun An on Sunday was the move up the rankings on Monday, with the 23-year-old Korean golfer climbing from 132nd to 54th, guaranteeing him places in the field at the upcoming US Open and Open Championship. Meanwhile, Colonial winner Chris Kirk rose from 23rd t...
Golf Birthdays: May 26
5/26/2015
May 26 Ronnie Black, a two-time PGA Tour winner, turns 57. Black currently plays on the Champions Tour. As a pro, he own the 1983 Southern Open and the 1984 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. His best finish at a Major was a tie for sixth at the 1984 Masters. Ben Curtis, winner of the 2003 Open C...
An Leaps to 3rd in Race to Dubai
5/26/2015
BMW PGA Championship winner Byeong-Hun An jumped to No. 3 in the Race to Dubai standings with his win on Sunday, having racked up 1.12 million points thanks to his Sunday win. Despite missing the cut at the event, Rory McIlroy still holds nearly a million-point lead in the standings, with Da...
Colin Montgomerie Repeats at French Lick
5/26/2015
Colin Montgomerie could get used to this Champions Tour. The 51-year-old Scottish great fired an 8-under 280 to win his third Champions Tour in 10 appearances, including three of the last six, repeating as champion at the Senior PGA Championship at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort. ...
An Breaks BMW Record in Victory
5/25/2015
Byeong-Hun An ran away with the BMW PGA Championship title on Sunday, breaking the tournament record by two strokes and finishing 21-under, winning the event by six strokes. An is only the second rookie – he’s 23 – to ever win the premiere event, moving inside the Top 60 in the rankings and...
BMW PGA Championship
5/20/2015
Tournament PreviewRory McIlroy enters the BMW PGA Championship as the hottest player in the world, the No. 1 player in the world, and the defending tournament champion.Has the pressure ever been on the other 153 players in a 154-man field?Fresh off his wins at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play and the We...
McIlroy Dominates Players Awards
5/20/2015
On the eve of the BMW PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy racked up more hardware at the European Tour Players’ Awards at the Sofitel Heathrow, nicking the Golfer of the Year and Players’ Player Awards.American Brooks Koepka was given the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award and the Challenge Tour...
One Year Later: What Happened to Adam Scott?
5/19/2015
On May 18, 2014, Adam Scott of Australia became the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, supplanting Tiger Woods, who had claimed the title the 60 weeks prior.It was the first time an Aussie had held the top spot since Greg Norman 16 years prior in 1998.Scott had been on the ascent for a while when he...
Morrison Into Top 30 in Race to Dubai
5/18/2015
His come-from-behind win at the Open de Espana saw England’s James Morrison leap to 28th in the latest Race to Dubai standings.Morrison has 383,847 points after his big win, putting him in the meat of the competition in which the Top 60 move on to the post-season tournament full of extra prize mone...
Open de España
5/14/2015
Tournament Preview Miguel Angel Jimenez is already the oldest winner in the history of the European Tour. He’ll try to extend that record for a third straight year as he begins his title defense of the Open de Espana on Thursday in Barcelona.Jimenez is celebrating his one-year wedding anniversary t...
Golf Birthdays: May 15-16
5/14/2015
May 15Canada’s Glen Hnatiuk, a four-time Web.com winner, turns 50.Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal, a three-time European Tour winner, turns 32.  He was the European Tour Rookie of the Year in 2008, winning the Open de France by four strokes. He has since added titles in 2011 (BMW International Open)...
Golf Birthdays: May 12-13
5/13/2015
May 12Jim Furyk, winner of 2003 US Open and 2010 FedEx Cup, turns 43. Furyk has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the world and has been ranked in the Top 10 for 380 weeks (and counting).  Furyk has 17 PGA titles in his career to date, and 27 overall. After finishing fourth at four different Maj...
George Coetzee Joins Dubai Top 10
5/11/2015
His playoff win at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open propelled South Africa’s George Coetzee into the top 10 of the current Race to Dubai standings.With 677,811 points through 12 tournaments, Coetzee is 10th in the latest standings, and more than 100,000 points ahead of England’s Tommy Fleetwood for...
Golf Birthdays: May 7-8
5/9/2015
May 7Two-time Web.com tour winner Robin Freeman turns 56. Freeman turned pro in 1983 and has played on both the PGA and Champions Tour. He finished tied for second at the 1995 GTE Byron Nelson Classic.Champions Tour member David Lundstrom turns 68. Lundstrom played 11 seasons on the PGA Tour but on...
Calvin Peete’s Legacy: Tiger before Tiger
5/6/2015
Calvin Peete passed away last week at age 71. Born in Detroit, the African-American man never played golf until into his 20s, having grown up poor. He learned the game while working as a salesman in Rochester, New York, then got good in a hurry, winning his first PGA Tournament three days shy of hi...
McIlroy, Spieth Paired at Players Championship
5/5/2015
The two best players in golf will partner up for the first two rounds of The Players Championship, which begins play Thursday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.Beginning on the back nine Thursday at 8:39 a.m., No. 1 Rory McIlroy and No. 2 Jordan Spieth will tee it up, along with No. 7 J...
Golf Birthdays: May 4
5/5/2015
May 4Michael Clark II turns 46. Clark won the 2000 John Deere Classic in a playoff and was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.Rory McIlroy, reigning No. 1 player and four-time Major champion, turns 26. He has 22 professional wins – 10 on the PGA Tour and 11 on the Euorpean Tour. McIlroy won his firs...
Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn Call it Quits
5/4/2015
Much like his 15th Major, love continues to elude Tiger Woods.The all-time great and three-year girlfriend Lindsey Vonn officially broke up on Sunday via the only way to properly do such a thing – Facebook.“After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship...
McIlroy’s Dubai Lead Soars Near 1M Points
5/4/2015
His win at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play on Sunday propelled Rory McIlroy to an even bigger lead in the European Tour Race to Dubai standings, which he now leads by close to a million points.McIlroy has raked in $2,665,169 in prize money this year in just five tournaments. Danny Willett, who finished...
Rory McIlroy Takes Match Play Title
5/4/2015
After giving up his tickets to boxing’s “Fight of the Century”, Rory McIlroy made his own mark on sports history Sunday, defeating an unprecedented three opponents to win the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco.After knocking off Paul Casey on the first continuation hole of their...
McIlroy, Casey Resume Sunday for Final 4 Spot
5/3/2015
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy and No. 37 Paul Casey were locked in an epic battle called because of darkness Saturday in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship quarterfinals.Tied through 21 holes, the pair will resume play on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Pacific, with both mean angling at the final spot in the...
Jimenez, Bradley Mix it Up in Match Play
5/2/2015
Keegan Bradley and Miguel Angel Jimenez were playing for basically nothing during their match play on Friday at TPC Highland Park in San Francisco, but you never would have guessed.The pair, along with Bradley’s caddie Steve “Pepsi” Hale mixed it up when Jimenez questioned the drop of Bradley’s sho...