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McIlroy Poised To Match Faldo’s Ranking Record & Also Join Brit With Riviera Success

Rory McIlroy is just one round shy in becoming not only the first Irishman to capture the Genesis Invitational but match the Riviera victory feat of Nick Faldo in joining the Englishman as the third equal longest World No. 1. The Holywood-born McIlroy created his own slice ‘tinsel town’ entertainment in posting a third round 68 and end the day locked into a three-way share the lead at 10-under in the Euro 8.54m event. The reigning World No. 1 went into the ‘traditional’ moving third day trailing ...

MacIntyre Mexico-Bound As Woods Elects Not To Compete In Mexico City.

Top-ranked Scot Robert MacIntyre can reach the heights of a first Augusta National invitation this coming week in Mexico City despite the non-appearance of defending Masters champ, Tiger Woods. While MacIntyre has turned his back on storm-soaked Scotland to make a maiden showing in Thursday’s start to the WGC – Mexico Championship, a strangely weary Woods has chosen not to enter the Stg 8.5m event in Mexico City. Woods contested the Mexican event for a first occasion last year finishing T10th ...

Asian Tour Staging Malaysian Open Despite Joining European Tour Postponing Maybank Championship In KL.

A day after the Asian and European Tour’s announced they were postponing the April hosting of the co-sanctioned Maybank Championship for fears over the Corona Virus and the Asian Tour has put out a statement declaring the Malaysian Open, and a flagship event of the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) which is making its return to the Asian Tour schedule after a four-year absence, will continue to proceed as scheduled. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour in partnership with the Japan Golf Tour Organisation. ...

McIlroy Edges Closer To Matching Faldo’s No. 1 Record After Gutsy Genesis 67.

Rory McIlroy is now very much on target to move alongside boyhood mentor Nick Faldo as the equal third longest-standing world No. 1 following his superb  second round at the Genesis Invitational. McIlroy grabbed six birdies, three over each nine, in a four-under par 67 for a seven-under par two-round tally that handed him a very late second round share of second place. American Matt Kurchar added a 69 to his opening round 64 to head the field at nine-under par on the famed Riviera course. McIlroy ...

Woods Hope Fades Of Ending Riviera Victory Drought.

Tiger Woods hopes of a first-ever Riviera victory faded on day two of the Genesis Invitational in suburban LA. After starting Thursday’s opener with an eagle, Woods struggled under the weight of a sixth hole double-bogey and also three bogeys over his back nine in a second  round of 73 for an even par tally. The 15-time Major winner ran-up a ‘6’ at his sixth where he ‘fatted’ his second shot into a greenside bunker where his ball plugged resulting with a ‘flyer’ for his third and then ...

Scott Produces Storming Genesis 64 As Aussie Seeks Back-To-Back Success

Adam Scott brilliantly birdied four of closing five holes in a sizzling seven-under par 64 and move well into contention at six-under par on day two of the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera club in suburban LA. Scott did not put a foot wrong in his first event of the New Year, and teeing-up also for a first occasion since capturing the 2019 Australian PGA Championship just days prior to Christmas, to end his round near lunch just a shot behind Ameican and fellow Australian PGA champion, Harold ...

McIlroy Pampers His Lofty Stature With Two Riviera Eagles In Three Holes

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy brilliantly grabbed two eagles in the space of just three holes to superbly pamper his lofty stature on day one of the Genesis Invitational in suburban LA. McIlroy had been yet again struggling with the shortest club in his bag to be one-over par through seven holes before eagling his eighth and 10th holes in an eventual score of a three-under par 68 for a then share of fifth place on the famed Riviera course. American Matt Kuchar birdied three of his opening four holes ...