Four days after Rory McIlroy joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the one of only three players under the age of 26 to hold three Majors and the ‘Golden Bear’ declared he likes McIlroy’s ‘swagger’.
Nicklaus hosted an international conference calll and not surprisingly the 18-time Major winner was asked his reaction to McIlroy’s Open Championship triumph.
“I think he’s going to win a lot of major championships,” said Nicklaus.
“I like his swagger ...
England’s David Horsey shot a seven under par 65 for a one shot lead on day one of the Russian Open in Moscow.
Horsey birdied four of his closing six holes to break clear of the Scotland-born duo of Scott Jamieson and Peter Whiteford sharing second place on six under par.
A further nine places share fourth place at five under par including 22-year old Belgium-born rookie Thomas Pieters and managed by the same company who look after the affairs of 14-time Major winning Tiger Woods.
Horsey teed-up ...
Fifteen former champions will compete in the 96th PGA Championship being staged from Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
They include defending champion Jason Dufner, Rory McIlroy (2012 PGA Champion and 2014 Open Champion), Keegan Bradley (2011), Martin Kaymer (2010 PGA Champion and 2014 U.S. Open Champion), Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007) and Phil Mickelson (2005). Others who have committed include 2014 Masters Champion Bubba Watson as well as world No. 1 Adam Scott.
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 ...
Rory McIlroy’s historic Open Championship glory naturally commanded the leading sports news in newspapers across Great Britain and Ireland.
As well, leading USA newspapers reported on McIlroy’s brilliant two-shot success at Royal Liverpool.
And Australian, Asian and other areas of world gave the Northern Irishman’s third Major Championship rightful coverage.
Here is a selection of UK newspapers and worldwide headlines resulting from McIlroy’s victory.
Rory McIlroy ...
No sooner had new Open Champion Rory McIlroy ended his victory press conference and he was asked to take a first-ever ‘selfie’ snap with the famed Claret Jug.
Here is McIlroy’s ‘selfie’ taken with one of the mobile phones belonging to a www.opengolf.com team member.