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McIlroy’s Lofty Stature Struggles To Adjust To Swiss Alpine Course

Despite his lofty stature Rory McIlroy struggled at altitude in posting a ‘no frills’ 67 on the opening day of the Omega European Masters at Crans-Montana. McIlroy’s return to the Alpine course in eight years was a mix of six birdies but also half as many bogeys. The effort left the World No. 2 trailing four shots behind the leading duo of Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Austrian Matthias Schwab who signed for seven-under par 63s. Lorenzo-Vera, 34 was one-over through six holes and completed ...

McIlroy Returns To Swiss Alps Seeking One That Got Away

Eleven years on and Rory McIlroy has returned to the Omega European Masters high in the Swiss Alps looking for the one that got away. It was 2008 and McIlroy was competing on the Crans-sur-Sierre course for a first occasion, and the memories that week of lettting slip a first pro victory remain as fresh at the Alpine air. Bernie was present that day when the then World No. 172nd ranked Northern Irishman, and that’s 170 places lowly than his current ranking having moved up a place from No. 3 in ...

Koepka Gets One Straight Back On McIlroy – Named PGA Of America ‘Player of the Year’

Less than 24-hours after Rory McIlroy cut fellow four-time Major winner Brooks Koepka down to size in capturing the Tour Championship/FedEx Cup victory double and the American got one back on the new World No. 2. Koepka, and for a second straight season, has been named 2019 PGA of America ‘Player of the Year’. While the PGA Tour decides its ‘Player of the Year’ award via a player vote, the PGA of America utilizes a point system that awards points for wins, scoring average ...

McIlroy Throws Down Gauntlet To Koepka Declaring He’s Gunning For The World No. 1.

Rory McIlroy has boldly thrown down the gauntlet at the feet of Brooks Koepka declaring if the American will now have a real fight on his hands to remain World No. 1 McIlroy exacted sweet revenge on the ‘not-so-liked’ Koepka in brushing aside his fellow four-time Major winner to win a second Tour Championship title in four years by four shots thanks to six birdies, including birdies at his closing two holes, in a closing round 66 for an emphatic 18-under par tally on the famed East Lake ...

McIlroy Justifies Decision To Compete Full-Time On PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy insists victory in the Tour Championship justifies his decision to compete full-time on the PGA Tour. McIlroy was at his dominating best brilliantly snuffing-out new arch-rival Brooks Koepka and make ammends for last year’s ‘spectator role’ alongside Tiger Woods, to win the title for a second occasion in four years. It was last November at the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship when McIlroy clearly ruffled many European Tour feathers by indicating ...

McIlroy Headed To Swiss Alps Atop Of The Golf World Brilliantly Snuffing Out Koepka In Atlanta.

Rory McIlroy arrives in Switzerland later this morning (Monday) on top of the golfing globe after an emphatic near $17m victory windfall Tour Championship victory in Atlanta. Twelve months after playing second fiddle to Tiger Woods and McIlroy captured a second season-ending PGA Tour success in three years. McIlroy brushed past new arch rival Brooks Koepka with a final round 68 and win by four shots with an 18-under par tally on the famed East Lake course just to the east of the Georgia capital. In ...

McIlroy Muscles His Way To Within A Shot Of Tour Championship Lead.

Rory McIlroy remained in FedEx Cup victory contention in superbly managing to birdie his closing two holes on day two of the storm-affected Tour Championship in Atlanta. McIlroy, and winner of the event three years ago, posted a three-under par 67 to end the second round of the $9m event to be tied in second place with American of Justin Thomas (68) on 12-under par and with the duo trailing just a shot behind World No. 1 Brooks Koepka. Koepka just missed an eagle ‘3’ putt at the last ...