Augusta National is turning the world’s best golfers into muni course hackers before our eyes. Here are the tournament leaders both playing the carom off the par-3 fourth hole seating section, bumper bowling-style.
The following is excerpted from the New York Times bestseller Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the PGA Tour. The paperback version was released this week, and is available here.
Rory McIlroy had a mediocre turn at this weekend’s Arnold Palmer Invitational—finishing in a tie for 25th place—but he closed his Sunday with an incredible long-range putt for birdie on the par-4 18th at Bay Hill. The Northern Irishman changed his putting approach earlier this month, and it might just work out for the…
We have to resist the hype and hyperbole, because we’ve given in so many times before and been burned: but 2015 really does feel like the year golf moved beyond Tiger Woods.
That ankle injury that Rory McIlroy suffered while playing soccer will indeed keep the golfer out of this year’s British Open. McIlroy announced that he’ll be missing the tournament with a sad Instagram post:
2014 Open champ Rory McIlroy may not be around to defend his title, after rupturing a ligament in his left ankle playing soccer this weekend.
During his round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship today, Rory McIlroy yanked his second shot on the par-5 eighth hole into the water. Then he did that thing that a lot of us who golf would probably do if we were extremely rich and could afford to buy new clubs all the time.
The Ryder Cup went down this weekend, and when the dust cleared today in Scotland, Europe had emerged as victors for the third time in a row. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is the world's best player, so he had to take a break from celebrations for an interview, but Welshman Jamie Donaldson stole the show when he…
This is some damn impressive footage of Rory McIlroy warming up before yesterday's final round of the Tour Championship, nailing 55 puts in a row from 10 feet out. Can't practice too much when $10 million is on the line.
Some crazy shit happened during Rory McIlroy's round at the the TOUR Championship today. McIlroy shanked a tee shot into a tree in the gallery, and the ball bounced off the tree and directly into a spectator's pocket.
The Tour Championship begins today, and it's the first time since 1992 that neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson qualified. We are, by any reasonable observer, toward the tail-end of a generational torch-passing at the top. The world's No. 1 certainly qualifies as a reasonable observer.
McIlroy birdied the 17th hole to take a two-stroke lead heading into the 18th and David Feherty called him a baby-faced killer. Par would do the job on 18, and McIlroy two-putted his way to his fourth career major, his second consecutive major win of the year, and his second career PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy just made his dad a lot of money.
This story has been out there for a while, but this is the last chance for McIlroy to make his dad some easy money. In 2004, when Rory McIlroy was 15, his dad and some of his buddies bet 400 British pounds, the equivalent of $171 U.S. dollars each, that McIlroy would win the British Open before he turned 26, at…
The reigning sports power couple publicly split a week ago, when Rory McIlroy announced his wedding to Caroline Wozniacki was off, just after sending out wedding invitations. The timing was rough; the method was rougher.
Rory McIlroy did one golf fan real dirty during the opening round of the Accenture match play tournament today. While hitting out of a hazard, McIlroy nailed a nearby fan with his shot. That fan then went tumbling into a cactus plant and came up with big, horrifying chunks of cactus stuck all over him.
The above photo of Rory McIlroy was tweeted by Caroline Wozniacki this morning, further solidifying the pair's hold on the The World's Best Sports Couple title. Honestly, you guys, stop being so cute.
Yesterday we posted a photo of golfer Jason Dufner visiting a community center and looking supremely downtrodden. Today, golfers all across the land are razzing Dufner, who's been chipper enough about the whole thing, by mimicking his pose. Dufnering! It's a thing! Bubba Watson, who Dufnered in the photo above against…
Yesterday, reigning PGA champ Rory McIlroy walked off the course at the Honda Classic in Florida after a day of subpar golf, eight holes into a second round for which he was already seven strokes over par. As reporters trailed him on his way out, he said he was in a "bad place mentally," which doesn't really track…
Rory McIlroy almost missed his tee time at the Ryder Cup on Sunday because he is bad at understanding time zones, but he might have not made it at all if a local policeman hadn't escorted him to Medinah. Deputy Police Chief Pat Rollins was working security at the players' hotel, and managed to deliver McIlroy to the…