McIlroy joined Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Nick Price as the only multiple winners of the Jack Nicklaus Award since it began in 1990.
The stories written after the European team won the Ryder Cup for the 3rd straight time and the eighth time in ten should be about their top form, dominating the alternate shot sessions on Friday and Saturday, needing only four points in Sunday’s singles matches to retain the Ryder Cup and being able to continue their fine play to win.
Leave it to two Ryder Cup rookies, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth and 24-year-old Patrick Reed, to shine brightly in the very first competition of the Ryder Cup: the fourballs competition, which started Friday morning.
Leading off for the Americans will be two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson and his buddy, 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson.
The American team may be considered the underdogs in this Ryder Cup, but let’s not forget that the U.S. leads in the overall record, 25-12-2.
Hunter Mahan pulled away with three straight birdies late in the final round Sunday to win The Barclays, ending more than two years without a title on the PGA Tour.
Jim Furyk was steady. Jason Day was wild. Both wound up with a share of the lead Saturday at The Barclays.
Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.
Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it Thursday in The Barclays.
One day after U.S. captain Tom Watson said he trusted the injured star to give him the “straight skinny,” Woods said he called the 64-year-old captain to say he would not be available.
U.S. captain Tom Watson made it sound as if he were leaning more on Woods’ past than the current state of his game, not to mention his health.
What a display of composure, fight and fine golf. And in the end, the best player in the game came through.
McIlroy closed with a 3-under 68 and became only the fourth player in the last century of golf to win four majors at 25 or younger. The others were Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones, three of the game’s greatest players.
Rory McIlroy will try to continue his magical ride here at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, although he hopes to play mistake-free Sunday after an up and down 4-under 67 Saturday.
Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.
A collection of photos from the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.
Photos from the final round of the 2013 Masters.
Photos from Round 3 of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
Photos of the awards ceremony at the Masters in Augusta, GA.