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Monday
May182015

McIlroy Wins Wells Fargo Championship

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Rory McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship by seven-strokes over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers Sunday.

McIlroy, who broke the course-record by shooting a 61 Saturday, shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to finish his four rounds at 21-under 267, breaking the tournament record that was set by Anthony Kim in 2010 by five strokes.

McIlroy, 26, has now won 11 times on the PGA Tour, including twice at Quail Hollow. He has six top-ten finishes in his last eight PGA Tour starts and won the Match Play Championship two weeks ago.

"Everything is firing on all cylinders for me," McIlroy said.

Phil Mickelson finished in a three-way tie for fourth at 12-under.


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Sunday
May172015

McIlroy Sinks 11 Birdies, Breaks Course Record at Quail Hollow

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Rory McIlroy broke the Quail Hollow course record shooting an 11-under 61 to take a four-shot lead going into the final day of the Wells Fargo Championship.

After birdieing nine out of 10 holes, McIlroy went into the par-3 17th with a chance at breaking the PGA's all-time record for lowest round (58), but his tee shot landed 40 feet from the cup, leading him to par the hole, ending any hope at making PGA history.

"I was little disappointed with not finishing it off the way I wanted to, but still it was a great run," McIlroy said.

McIlroy started the day three shots off the lead but goes into Sunday at the top of the leader board four strokes in front of Webb Simpson and five strokes ahead of Robert Streb.


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Saturday
Apr112015

Spieth Still Leads, Rose and Mickelson Lurking After Day 3 at The Masters

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- Jordan Spieth continues to break records in Augusta.

Spieth shot a 2-under 70 Saturday, putting him at 16-under for the tournament, the lowest 54-hole score ever at the Masters.

For the third-straight day Spieth finishes atop the leaderboard at Augusta National but he has company. Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson each shot 5-under putting them at 12-under and 11-under respectively heading into Sunday.

Rose birdied five of his last seven holes to earn himself a place alongside Spieth in the final pairing on Sunday.

Tiger Woods is at 6-under for the tournament after shooting a 4-under 68, his lowest weekend round at a major since 2011.


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Saturday
Jan312015

Tiger Shoots Worst Round of Career, Misses Cut

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- Tiger Woods shot a professional worst 82 during second round play at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday.

Woods missed the cut and failed to break 80 for just the second time in his professional career.

"We all have days like this," Woods. "Unfortunately, mine was in a public forum, a public setting. We all have days like this. We take the good with the bad, and the thing is even on bad days like this, just keep fighting, because on the good days you've got to keep fighting, as well."

Woods had six bogeys, two double bogeys and a triple bogey Friday.

This was Woods' first event of 2015. He is expected to play at next week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.


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Sunday
Sep282014

Europeans Win Ryder Cup

James_Thomas_Photo/Thinkstock(GLENEAGLES, Scotland) -- Europe continued its dominance as it won a third consecutive Ryder Cup behind the charge of Rory McIlroy and rookie Jamie Donaldson on Sunday.

McIlroy started the round strong with a score of six under par on the first six holes.

Donaldson sealed the day with a powerful drive on the 15th hole that placed the ball within two feet of the cup. 

The Europeans finshed the Ryder cup with a final score of 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 over the Americans. 

The event was not without controversy for the Americans as Phil Mickelson rode the bench for the final two days of the event and was quick to criticize captain Tom Watson.

"We had a great formula in '08, and I don't know why we strayed from it," Mickelson said. "What Zinger did was really a good format. Maybe we should relive that."

The Europeans can celebrate with the Ryder cup for another two years until the rivalry renews at Hazeltine outside Minneapolis.  


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Thursday
Aug072014

McIlroy One Off The Lead At PGA Championship

BananaStock/Thinkstock(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Despite a rough start in the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Thursday, Rory McIlroy finished at five under, putting him one shot back of Lee Westwood, Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer for the lead.

The three-time Major champion closed out the final seven holes on the back nine with five birdies. His hot streak came after he double-bogeyed 10 and bogeyed 11.

“I’m hitting the ball great and I’m seeing good shots out there. I’m holding putts,” McIlroy said. “It’s easier to get back into the right frame of mind after something that happened on 10 and 11."

Phil Mickelson finished at two under, while Tiger Woods was three over.


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Thursday
Jul172014

Rory McIlroy Leads Day One of the British Open

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOYLAKE, England) -- Rory McIlory has taken the British Open by storm after shooting a 6-under 66 on Thursday.

"It was pretty stress-free to be honest," McIlroy said after his round. "I got myself out of position a couple of times on the course but that was really it. And obviously no bogies when I did get myself out of position. I was able to get it up and down nicely. Just a really solid round of golf."

Matteo Manassero made only one bogey and also shot 33 after the turn, resulting in second-place finish after one round at 5-under 67.

After a tough start to the day, Tiger Woods rebounded nicely to shoot a 3-under 69, which is tied for 10th.

Defending champions Phil Mickelson had a tough day on the course, shooting a 74 and closing with a bogey.


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Sunday
Jun152014

Martin Kaymer Wins the U.S. Open

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images(PINEHURST, N.C.) -- Martin Kaymer entered the final day of the U.S. Open with a five-stroke lead and never looked back to take home his first title at Pinehurst.

Kaymer shot 1-under 69 on Sunday to win by eight shots ahead of Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler.

"It was just a matter of time," Kaymer said.  "It's not a huge surprise to me that I played good golf, it's a surprise that I won big tournaments."

Kaymer had history on his side; the last time someone blew a five-stroke lead entering the final day at the U.S. Open was 95 years ago.

Kaymer shot four rounds at 9-under 271 for his second major championship.

Phil Mickelson was seeking his first Open title, but finished 7-over with a final round of 72.

Rory McIlroy finished 6-over and Adam Scott was 2-over with a 69.


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Thursday
Jun122014

Martin Kaymer Leads At U.S. Open At Five Under

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PINEHURST, N.C.) -- Martin Kaymer shot an opening round 5-under 65 at the U.S. Open championship on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead over Graeme McDowell, Kevin Na, Fran Quinn and Brendon de Jonge.

Kaymer had six birdies and just one bogey on the day. He seized the lead on the back nine with birdies on the 14th, 16th and 17th hole.

Phil Mickelson, in search of his first U.S. Open championship, finished the day at even-70, five shots behind Kaymer. The five-time major championship winner had three birdies and three bogeys on the day.

Defending champion Justin Rose completed the first round at two-over 70, after bogeying the 8th, 13th, 14th, 17th, and 18th hole.


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Wednesday
Jun112014

Mickelson Looking For First U.S. Open Title

ThinkStock(PINEHURST, N.C.) -- Golf’s second major of the year, the U.S. Open championship, tees off on Thursday at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina.

Phil Mickelson has won five major championships during his career, but has never won the U.S. Open title, finishing as the runner-up six times.

“I look at those close calls as a positive sign for having given myself so many opportunities in our national championship,” Mickelson said. “And I believe I will have more opportunities, and when I do, hopefully the experience that I had in the past will allow me to handle better in the future.”

In last year’s tournament, Mickelson finished tied for second with Jason Day, two strokes behind winner Justin Rose.

Mickelson comes into the tournament looking for his first win since capturing the British Open championship last year, a span of 20 events.


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