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A P McCoy Reckons McIlroy Could Have Ridden A BMW PGA Round Of 60.

Wentworth, Surrey …. Legendary jockey and fellow Northern Irishman A P McCoy reckon’s Rory McIlroy could have easily shot a round of 60 on day two of the BMW PGA Championship here at Wentworth. McCoy, who knows McIlroy well, rode a record 4,358 winners, and was the UKs champion jockey for a record 20 consecutive times, every year he was a professional. The now retired 44-year old, along with Irish legend J P McManus, were afforded official inside-the-ropes access to walk all 18 holes ...

McIlroy Puts Fear Into His BMW PGA Rivals With Wentworth Equal Low

Wentworth, Surrey …. Rory McIlroy brilliantly struck fear into his BMW PGA rivals soaring to the top of the leader-board with an equal low Wentworth score heading to the weekend in leafy Surrey. McIlroy, and for a first time in two dozen loops of the ‘Burma Road’ course, didn’t drop a shot in a round of 65 as he targets pro career win number 24. The World No. 8 is nursing his way back into winning form after his final round Masters showing and also missing the cut in his last event, the ...

Lowry Lets Slip Super BMW PGA Start With Eventful Wentworth Finish

Wentworth, Surrey … Ireland’s Shane Lowry bravely took it on the chin in posting a three-under par 69 and particularly when the Clara golfer was tied with McIlroy at five-under standing on the 18th tee. Lowry sent his final drive right into trees from where he had to take a penalty drop.  He then found water guarding the green with his fourth, found the green with a sixth and holed a great putt for a double-bogey ‘7’. “I played great today for 17 holes and just unfortunate ...

McIlroy Fights Off Trigger-Happy Snappers For BMW PGA Opening Low

Wentworth, Surrey …. Rory McIlroy stared down trigger-happy snappers over his closing two holes to still produce his lowest Wentworth opening round of a 67 on day one of the BMW PGA Championship. McIlroy was five-under par and just one shot off the lead with two holes remaining and both par-5s on the famed West Course. The World No. 8 played a poor shot way left off the tee at 17 and immediately turned around looking at a group of snappers to be clearly heard declaring:  ‘Photographers!!’ It ...

Dunne Happy With 71 As Harrington Admits Revamped Wentworth Still Does Not Suit His Game

Wentworth, England … Paul Dunne was among some 20 players who managed to break par early on the opening day of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Dunne ended his round near 1pm with a one-under par 71 to be trailing the leading South African duo of Darren Fichardt and Deam Bermister who posted six-under par 66s on the famed West Course in leafy Surrey. England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, who competed alongside Dunne, birdied three of his opening four holes in a five-under par 67 while the ...

McIlroy’s Advice To Prince Harry In Also Marrying An American

Wentworth, Surrey … Rory McIlroy should know what he’s talking about when he says American-born Meghan Markel will be right for Prince Harry. The now Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot last Saturday and some 13-months after McIlroy and also US-born, Erica Stoll celebrated their marriage in the glittering surrounds of Ashford Castle in Ireland. In 2014, Markel took part in the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ with McIlroy after he nominated the American. She accepted, and he threw a bucket ...

McIlroy Reckons No Better Irish Incentive Than Having Harrington & G Mac As Versailles Vice-Captains.

Wentworth, Surrey … Rory McIlroy reckons there’s no better incentive for the likes of Paul Dunne and Shane Lowry to fight their way into the Ryder Cup team than having Irish-born as Versailles vice-captains. McIlroy tees-up in today’s (THUR) commencing BMW PGA Championship as the highest world-ranked in the Wentworth field. The current World No. 8 is also a former BMW PGA winner having turned around on the eve of the 2014 event the shock announcement of ending his impending marriage with ...