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Els moves into contention in Dubai; McIlroy just makes cut

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Ernie Els surged into contention Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic, while Rory McIlroy struggled just to make the cut. The 46-year-old Els, who has dropped to 205th in the world after struggling with yips over the past year, shot a 5-under 67 to move to within one shot of the lead at the halfway stage of a tournament he has won three times. Spain...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy shoots 4-under 68 in 1st round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy started the defense of his Dubai Desert Classic title with a bogey but battled back to post a 4-under 68 on Thursday, leaving him two shots off the lead. McIlroy bogeyed two of the easiest holes on the course - the par-5 10th, which was his first hole, and the driveable par-4 second - but also had six birdies to put him close behind...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rory McIlroy zip-lines through Dubai skyline

See you on the other side @xdubai A video posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on Feb 2, 2016 at 5:15am PST Rory McIlroy has had a heck of a career winning four major championships but he also injured his ankle playing soccer which caused him to miss last year’s Open Championship. But that’s not stopping McIlroy from doing something dangerous. He decided to go zip-lining...
Via The GP Golf Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy still hopes to go head-to-head with Tiger Woods in major

Despite the perception that it is extremely unlikely to ever occur at this point, Rory McIlroy said he still hopes to one day go head-to-head with Tiger Woods on the final day of major with the championship up for grabs, something that has never happened. “Hopefully if he can get healthy, I would still love to have a crack at him down the stretch in a major,” he said ahead of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy raves about improved vision after eye surgery

    Rory McIlroy underwent Lasik eye surgery earlier this month, and the golfer is already seeing beneficial results from the procedure. The current No. 3 world ranked golfer raved to The Guardian in recent comments about how his vision is now better than 20/20. “Now it is amazing, it really is. I had it done and the morning after it felt a bit gritty and stuff, which they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy, girlfriend Erica Stoll confirm engagement

    PGA superstar Rory McIlroy and his girlfriend Erica Stoll attended their first public event as an engaged couple Thursday night. In the wake of rumors that McIlroy had popped the question during a recent trip to Paris, Stoll was spotted wearing an impressive diamond engagement ring at the Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism event in Belfast, Ireland. Us Weekly shared a photo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy gives fan an old driver per Facebook request

A Rory McIlroy fan on Facebook learned that a little groveling on social media can occasionally reap huge rewards. It all depends on who you ask and how you go about doing it. Barry Edwards, likely joking and in no way believing his plea for a new driver from McIlroy would pay dividends, posted a message on the golf superstar’s Facebook page requesting a new club, perhaps one...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy doesn't care about $10 million FedEx Cup payout

Rory McIlroy was just being honest, but his comments about how the $10 million that goes with winning the FedEx Cup wouldn’t mean that much to him at this point in his extremely profitable pro golf career likely will rub some folks the wrong way. McIlroy, the world’s No. 2 player, said he wants to win the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championship this week, but the payoff has more...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy shows off nasty ankle injury

By Steve DelVecchio Rory McIlroy is inching closer to his return from an ankle injury he suffered a month ago. On Thursday, the world No. 1 golfer gave us a glimpse of how nasty the injury was and how far he has come in his recovery. According to McIlroy’s description on Instagram, the photo you see above on the left was his ankle immediately after he tore a ligament while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rory McIlroy sinks 72-foot putt at U.S. Open

By Steve DelVecchio Much of the discussion surrounding the U.S. Open dealt with how difficult the greens were at Chambers Bay, but Rory McIlroy didn’t have much trouble with the 13th green on Sunday. McIlroy drained an insane 72-foot putt that pulled him to within two of the leaders. It was easily the best putt we saw over a weekend in which putts were missed from inside of six...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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