Rory McIlroy finished 25th at the Open Championship. He’s ready to move on to a tournament for which weather isn’t such a factor.
Yes, it is true that Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy offered a foreshadowing of greatness when he posted a six-shot win at Congressional. But young Rory’s success has to be overshadowed by the short career of Taiwan’s Yani Tseng.
Notes from the world of golf. Ryan Moore plays with misaligned clubs. Erik Compton gets to the Tour after two heart attacks. Brits occupy the first three spots in the World Rankings.
The Travelers Championship is led by American amateur Patrick Cantlay. Several American amateur golfers are proving they have what it takes to compete in the PGA in the coming years.
Is Rory the next Tiger? The answer is “No.” Tiger was the greatest confluence of performance and persona golf has ever seen. But Rory is well on his way to becoming the next great player in the game.
Jason Day finished second to Rory McIlroy at this year’s U.S. Open. Although he was beaten handily, his score would’ve been good enough to win 109 times in the championship’s 111-year history.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy breaks all the records. Only two Americans break the top 10. Jason Day finishes second in his consecutive majors.
Dan Reardon at the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson’s poor performance continues. Rory McIlroy became the first player in US Open history to get to 13 under par. Sergio Garcia and others played the third round of the U.S. Open without hitting golf balls to warm-up. The easier course for the third round didn’t tighten up the leaderboard.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Lee Westwood had Saturday’s low round. The USGA moved up tees to make holes a little easier. Las Vegas is betting on McIlroy finishing on top.
Dan Reardon at the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy was so far ahead that someone brought up the “mercy rule.” If McIlroy wins, it would five straight majors without an American winner.