Champagne-Chugging Teammate Videobombs Rory McIlroy After Ryder Cup Win

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… » 9/28/14 1:45pm Sunday 1:45pm

Rory McIlroy: Tiger And Phil Are "Into The Back Nine Of Their Careers"

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. » 9/11/14 2:17pm 9/11/14 2:17pm

Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Championship In Dramatic Finish At Dusk

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. » 8/10/14 9:06pm 8/10/14 9:06pm

If Rory McIlroy Wins British Open, His Dad Will Win 10-Year-Old Bet

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 500-1… » 7/19/14 6:02pm 7/19/14 6:02pm

Dufnering Is Now A Thing, Thanks To A Gaggle Of Silly Pro Golfers

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… » 3/29/13 11:44am 3/29/13 11:44am

World Number One Rory McIlroy Walked Off The Course Because He Was…

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… » 3/02/13 4:25pm 3/02/13 4:25pm

Meet The Illinois Policeman Who Helped Rory McIlroy Make His Ryder Cup…

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… » 10/02/12 11:40am 10/02/12 11:40am

Roundup: What You Missed During The Weekend That We Learned People Feel…

Gordon Gee, Ohio State's "Best Recruiter" Of Uncompensated Student-Athletes, Expensed $64,000 Over Five Years On Bow Ties: "The university spends tens of thousands of dollars alone branding Gee around his signature bow ties. Since 2007, Ohio State has spent more than $64,000 on bow ties, bow tie cookies and O-H and… » 10/01/12 11:35am 10/01/12 11:35am

The U.S. Rolls Over And Europe Roars Back To Win The Ryder Cup

Oh, fuck! The European team just stole the Ryder Cup despite beginning the day well behind on points to the U.S. team. Three Americans lost both 17 and 18 (the U.S. went 0/7 on the 17th hole), the 10-6 lead the U.S. came in with today was not safe, and Gene Wojciechowski's "Ryder Cup all but locked up for U.S." » 9/30/12 6:40pm 9/30/12 6:40pm

Rory McIlroy Needed A Police Escort To Make His Tee Time At The Ryder…

Rory McIlroy had an 11:25 a.m. local time (important) tee time this morning. Rory was a little bit late getting to the Ryder Cup because he has no idea what time it is. According to NBC/Golf Channel, Rory was telling time by the television and since they kept giving his tee time as 12:25 p.m. because they "always do… » 9/30/12 1:04pm 9/30/12 1:04pm

Rory McIlroy "Nearly Decapitates" Spectator With Errant Drive At 15th…

Rory McIlroy's wacky season (claiming the #1 ranking, but missing the U.S. Open cut) continued today at Royal Lytham and St. Annes as he crept his way onto the leaderboard only to find his drive at the par four 15th go far to the right, drilling a spectator in the skull. (Never a publication to engage in hyperbole,… » 7/19/12 1:39pm 7/19/12 1:39pm

Who Will Win This Year's U.S. Open? Probably Someone You've Never Heard…

Golf's major tournaments just haven't been that interesting lately. Over the last 17 majors, there have been 16 winners. In theory, this could be nice! A little diversity, a little surprise. But since Tiger's sabbatical, we've lost any hope of narrative. Individual sports thrive on story lines, rivalries and dominance… » 6/14/12 11:55am 6/14/12 11:55am

Rory McIlroy Drops Ball, Injures His Own, Amuses Golf Channel…

Golf Channel analysts couldn't come up with enough puns to joke about an unfortunate incident this morning at Augusta when Rory McIlroy couldn't snatch a ball tossed to him by his caddy and it resulted in a bit of pain down south. It didn't seem to hurt his golf play, though—his front nine today has been outstanding. » 4/06/12 1:30pm 4/06/12 1:30pm