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McIlroy Declares USGA & R & A ‘Distance’ Concerns Affecting Just 0.1% Of All Golfers

Tiger Woods says it will be just 1% whereas new World No. 1 Rory McIlroy reckons it will be only 0.1%. McIlroy found himself quizzed ahead of this week’s Genesis Invitational his thoughts on the release last week of a joint USGA/R & A statement expressing concern that advances in player fitness and the advance of golf equipment technology is ruining the ancient club-and-ball game. Golf’s joint ruling bodies expressed concern that golf has reached a crossroads because recent gains ...

McIlroy Reveals Key To Ending Six-Year Majors Victory Drought – Jigsaw Puzzles With His Wife

Rory McIlroy’s revealed a key to hopefully ending his six-year Majors victory drought – lock his mobile phone in the bedside draw and spend time with wife, Erica working on gig-saw puzzles. This year will mark six years McIlroy last tasted Majors success and that was in winning the back-to-back 2014 Open Championship and PGA Championship Now in returning to World No. 1 ahead of this week’s Genesis Invitational, McIlroy was quizzed how he shuts out ‘information intake’ ahead of teeing-up ...

Knipes Takes Route 66 To Lead Inaugural MENA Tour Event In Egypt

England’s Curtis Knipes was on the money in only his second start as a professional, firing a superb, bogey-free six-under par 66 to take the lead on the opening day of the $75,000 NEWGIZA Open, the first-ever MENA Tour by Arena event in Egypt. The 19-year-old, a member of Chelmsford club, was quick off the block with five birdies in his first seven holes. He then proceeded to make nine straight pars before picking up his only shot on the back nine on the par-5 17 th hole to open up a handy ...

Woods Suggests Breakaway Premier Golf League ‘A Natural Evolution’.

Tiger Woods has now also rocked the golf world coming out in seeming support of a breakway Premier Golf League declaring it to be a ‘natural progression’. The proposed to set-up a Premier Golf League has already sent the golfing establishment into a tail spin  and with both the head of the PGA Tour and European Tour’s despatching emails to their indiviual members supposedly outlining the restrictions that will be put in place should the world’s best choose to leave their respective ...

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 ...

Aussie-Born Lee’s Create Historical ‘Brother/Sister’ World Victory First.

When was the last time a brother and a sister each won on the major tour’s of the world? I stand to be corrected but with 21-year Min Woo Lee capturing the European Tour/Australasian Tour sanctioned ISPS Handa Open, and to claim a maiden Tour victory, he joined his 23-year old sister Minjee Lee as ‘brother and sister’ champions given Minjee has won five times on the LPGA Tour. It clearly has to be a first in Golf Australia history and surely a very first in European Tour/LPGA history. And ...