Woods Drops McIlroy In Favour Of Stricker For Genesis Opening Two Rounds

For the past two years, Rory McIlroy has received a text message from Genesis Invitational tournament host, Tiger Woods. On both occasions Woods was asking McIlroy if he didn’t mind playing the opening two rounds in Woods’ company. This was very much the scenario in 2018 and again in 2019, and with Justin Thomas making up the Riviera Country Club three-ball each year. McIlroy had been asked a year ago what he thought in receiving the text request from Woods. “I swear, playing ...

Genisis Invitational – McIlroy Heads First Big Showdown Of New Year & A New Decade

New World No. 1 Rory McIlroy heads this week’s 2020 Genesis Invitational and the first big showdown of the New Year and a new decade. It’s been well over four years, September 2015 to be precise, when McIlroy last ruled atop of the rankings. McIlroy’s combined 95 career weeks at No. 1 ranks fourth all-time, just two weeks shy of Nick Faldo’s 97 weeks and once the Northern Irishman surpasses Faldo, he’s got a very long way to go if he gets anywhere near Aussie Greg Norman ...

Langley Leads The Way Into Final Round MENA Tour Opener In Jordan

MENA Tour by Arena debutant David Langley took a one-shot lead into the final round of the $75,000 Journey to Jordan #1, the opening event of the 2020 season, with a battling four-under par 68 at Ayla Golf Club on Tuesday. The 25-year-old from Marlow, England, who turned pro late last year, made six birdies against two bogeys to add to his overnight one-under par 71 and move to five-under 139 for the tournament. Shergo Al Kurdi, Jordan’s 16-year-old amateur, missed a chance to open a big lead on ...

McIlroy Back To World No. 1 With Victory At Farmers Insurance Open

Rory McIlroy will return to World No. 1 should he capture this week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. It’s been well over four-years since McIlroy was last atop of the rankings and that was in teeing-up in his defence of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits and where a 17th place result dropped him to World No. 2. In the intervening period we’ve seen Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka rule the golf world. Koepka, ...

Arch Rivals Tiger & Phil Now To Be Jupiter Island Neighbours

Who’d ever thought arch-rivals Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson would one day end-up becoming neighbours. They have been competing to beat each other since the early 1990s and between the duo they’ve won 20 Major Championship and 126 PGA Tour victories. We saw last November their rivalry first-hand with a ‘Tiger-v-Phil’ showdown in Las Vegas was essential viewing for golf fans around the globe. But neighbours?  Surely not! Well it seems on December 23rd the Michelson’s ...

Mane Shoots 65 To Capture TATA Steel Tour C’ship & Final Pro Tour Event Of 2019.

Now the following could one day be a golf trivia question. Who was the player to win the final professional event of the 2010-19 decade? India’s Udayan Mane has jumped 140 spots to be end 2019 as the World No. 412 after producing a flawless seven-under 65 on the final day to claim a thrilling one-shot win at the season-ending TATA Steel Tour Championship here on Sunday. Mane’s determined final round effort of seven-under-65 saw him establish a new PGTI record for the lowest tournament total ...

Koepka, McIlroy, Rose, Molinari, Lowry & Tiger Skipping New Decade Hawaii Starter.

Golf’s top-two world-ranked Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy along with fellow Major winning Justin Rose, Francesco Molinari, Shane Lowry and Tiger Woods have elected to skip the very first PGA Tour event of the new decade – the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. In total, seven of 41 qualified players will not tee-up in the ‘winners-only’ event commencing on January 2nd. McIlroy made his debut in the Hawaii event a year ago with a superb T4th showing but true to his ...