Fellow Open Championship and U.S. Open winner Ernie Els believes current World No. 1 Rory McIlroy can capture a further 10 Majors over the course of the next two decades.
In his near eight years in the professional ranks McIlroy has already won four Majors – 2011 US Open, 2012 PGA Championship along with the 2014 Open Championship and also last year a second PGA Championship title.
In contrast, Els won his four Majors over a 20-year time spam first when he triumphed in the 1994 U.S. Open at ...
Fellow four-time Major winner Ernie Els believes the European Tour should not have never let Rory McIlroy leave Europe to compete full-time on the PGA Tour.
Els has likened the 26-year old McIlroy to the late, great Seve Ballesteros who dominated European Tour golf winning 50 Tour titles from 1976 to 1995 Spanish Open.
However Ballesteros, who passed away in 2011, captured just four regular PGA Tour titles given he never took up full membership and competed by way of invitations mostly around the ...
Spaniard Sergio Garcia revealed he has received email correspondence from the PGA Tour with regards to unruly incidents where the Spaniard was heckled by the crowd when in contention for victory at the recent Players Championship.
“I received two emails and they were from the PGA Tour,” he said.
“I can’t really tell you what they said but hopefully there will no more trouble. That’s basically what they were saying.
“Also I heard what Darren (Clarke) had to say yesterday about the Ryder ...
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy faces a balancing act this week of being a successful host and also capturing a first Irish Open title.
McIlroy quickly put aside the embarrassment of missing the cut in last week’s BMW PGA Championship in teaming with his father, Gerry and long-time coach, Michael Bannon playing a practice round last Sunday on this week’s Royal County Down host venue.
The four-time Major winner than played an 18-hole practice round on Monday ahead of the off-course formalities starting ...
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy found himself stood up and without any Pro-Am partners ahead of tomorrow’s starting Irish Open at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland.
McIlroy and his three American-born amateur partners had been due to tee up at 8.20am but there was only McIlroy on the tee.
He was then introduced to a big crowd gathered around the opening hole but was heard to remark, and with no sign of his playing partners.
“Do you really want me to tee up,” said McIlroy.
McIlroy decided against ...
Potential future Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has praised the move for the 2016 European Ryder Cup process to commence in Russia.
The European Tour, in an historic first, announced today the year-long process to select the European Ryder Cup team begins with the September 3rd starting M2M Russian Open in Moscow.
In previous years qualifying for the European Ryder Cup Team has begun in Germany and Switzerland while for the 2014 Ryder Cup, the 2013 Italian Open heralded the start of qualifying.
European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke’s confident there’ll be no hecklers to upset Sergio Garcia should he qualify for next year’s Ryder Cup in suburban Detroit, Michigan.
Garcia was heckled, booed when in contention for victory at the recent Players Championship, and with one boozed-up punter singing out a four-letter expletive as he encouraged the Spaniard to find the water down the last at TPC Sawgrass.
The seven-time Ryder Cup capped Spaniard recently brushed off the incidents saying: ...