Rory McIlroy has revealed he almost quit the game but put it down to being a just a ‘grumpy teenager’ and three days resuming the game that has seen him become a triple Major Champion.
It was 2006 and McIlroy was in the back seat of the family car being driven back home after he had beaten Co. Louth’s Simon Ward in a play-off to capture the Mulligar Scratch Cup.
McIlroy was just over a year away from turning professional but on his first day back to a tournament since winning at Royal Liverpool ...
Three-time Major winning Rory McIlroy has returned to competition after his stunning two-stroke Open Championship triumph looking now to capture a maiden World Golf Championship title at this week’s WGC – Bridgestone Invitational here in Akron, Ohio.
But while victory would send McIlroy back to World No. 1 for a first time since March 2013, he was asked if he had set any goal to try and match Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 Major Championship wins.
“It’s not something I ...
Triple Major winning Rory McIlroy has returned to competition for this week’s WGC – Bridgestone Invitational revealing he photographed the famed Claret Jug sitting atop of the ‘loo’ in his parents Belfast residence.
McIlroy made the revelation today ahead of teeing-up in Thursday’s commencing WGC – Bridgestone Invitational here in Akron, Ohio.
Check out the video and McIlroy’s response to Bob Harig’s question.
And while McIlroy spoke of his joy in ...
The draw for the opening two rounds of this week’s $US 9m WGC – Bridgestone Invitational is a real Europe versus USA match-up on the Firestone Country Club course.
Of the 38 two-ball matches 17 feature a European-born player paired with an American.
Three-time Major winner Rory McIlroy has been paired with American Matt Kuchar with Northern Irishman and the American teeing off on day one at 10.40am local time Thursday.
Spain’s Sergio Garcia, who was joint runner-up behind McIlroy ...
Callaway’s David Horsey ended a three-year victory drought to par the first extra play-off hole and capture the Russian Open in Moscow.
Horsey, 29 fought back from a 12th hole double bogey to chip-in for an eagle ‘three’ at the 17th and then par the last in a round of 72 for a 13-under par total and tie Ireland’s Damien McGrane who let slip a first victory in six years when he bogeyed the last in a round of 66.
McGrane then found a greenside bunker at the first extra hole for an eventual ...
While Phil Mickelson revealed earlier last week that the best liquid to be poured from Claret Jug was a $40,000 bottle of wine, Rory McIlroy showed he was in touch with a younger generations.
The photograph below shows one of McIlroy’s closest friends in Harry Diamond pouring Jagermeister into golf’s famed trophy and with his mother, Rosie overseeing the pouring.
Triple Major winner Rory McIlroy has returned to Northern Ireland this Monday afternoon clutching the famed Claret Jug.
McIlroy jetted in after capturing the 143rd Open Championship by two shots at Royal Liverpool.
Celebrations got under way on Sunday evening at his home club in Holywood, County Down, as he collected the Claret Jug in a thrilling final round.
He is only the third golfer after Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus to win three major tournaments by the age of 26.
“It is the one you ...