Rory McIlroy

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The 10 Most Memorable Sporting Events Of 2014

When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock-car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we’ll remember the most.

12/26/2014

Rory McIlroy hits from the second tee during the second round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club on Aug. 22, 2014 in Paramus, New Jersey. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

McIlroy Wins 2nd PGA Tour Player Of The Year Award In 3 Years

McIlroy joined Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Nick Price as the only multiple winners of the Jack Nicklaus Award since it began in 1990.

10/01/2014

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TTYM: Tebow’s New Gig, Tyson’s Tirade And McIlroy’s Major Miss

So, in case you didn’t notice, the Ray Rice elevator video release dominated news this week, but life and drama in the sports world did go on. Here are the top 6 you may have missed this week.

09/12/2014

Jim Furyk plays his shot from the seventh tee during the third round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club on August 23, 2014 in Paramus, New Jersey. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

Day, Furyk Tied For Lead At The Barclays

Jim Furyk was steady. Jason Day was wild. Both wound up with a share of the lead Saturday at The Barclays.

08/23/2014

Adam Scott reacts after putting for birdie on the 18th green during the second round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club on Aug. 22, 2014 in Paramus, New Jersey. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

McIlroy Shows Why He’s No. 1 With 65 On Second Day Of 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.

08/22/2014

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The 5 Biggest Athletic Endorsement Deals In The Last 10 Years

Athletes not only sign big contracts on the field but off the field as well. Most athletes make more money off of their endorsement deals than their actual contract salary.

08/22/2014

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 17th hole during the first round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club on Aug. 21, 2014 in Paramus, N.J. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Ridgewood Tames McIlroy During First Round Of The Barclays

Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it Thursday in The Barclays.

08/21/2014

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11 Funny Reactions On Twitter After The PGA Championship Delays ‘Big Brother’

The top reactions from Big Brother Fans when the PGA Championship delayed Big Brother.

08/12/2014

Rory McIlroy celebrates his one-stroke victory on the 18th green during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: Rory McIlroy, The Top Player In Golf, Wins 4th Major

What a display of composure, fight and fine golf. And in the end, the best player in the game came through.

08/11/2014

LOUISVILLE, KY - AUGUST 10:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with the Wanamaker trophy after his one-stroke victory during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

McIlroy Wins PGA In Thrilling Show On Soggy Turf

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.

08/10/2014

Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the third round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 9, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Liguori: Sunday’s Final Round at PGA Championship Should Be a Wild Ride

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.

08/10/2014

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waves on the 16th green during the third round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 9, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

McIlroy In The Lead At PGA Championship…Barely

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.

08/09/2014

(L-R) Tiger Woods of the United States and Phil Mickelson of the United States shake hands on the 18th green during the second round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 8, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods Misses Cut At PGA Championship; McIlroy Tops Leaderboard

On a soggy day at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy put himself in a familiar position — at the top of the leaderboard in the PGA Championship.

08/08/2014

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5 Things You May Not Know About Rory McIlory

Here are 5 things you may not know know about Rory.

08/08/2014

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Liguori: Lucky For Us, Rory McIlroy’s Top Priority Is Golf

He may not move the needle, as they say, quite like Tiger, but Rory McIlroy’s fan base should be right up there.

08/08/2014

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