With a stunning display down the stretch, including a pair of eagles, Rory McIlroy put a stranglehold on his third major championship by shooting a 4-under 68 Saturday, sending him to the final round of the British Open with a daunting six-shot edge.
Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway.
After a shaky start to the British Open, Woods ripped through Royal Liverpool on Thursday much like he did eight years ago, when he won the claret jug for the third time.
The 114th US Open at Pinehurst has concluded and Martin Kaymer won by 8 shots (9-under). While he may have won the $8 million purse, his play didn’t speak louder than some of his opponents’ pants.
What, no ankle-deep rough? What kind of U.S. Open is this? A course with no tall, gnarly rough seems almost unheard of.
We’re visiting the golf world in this week’s That Thing You Missed, how Rory McIlroy’s messy breakup turned into success, another stroke of bad luck for Pablo Larrazabal, the newest women’s U.S. Open player is only eleven and Bubba Watson is up to his old tricks again.
Tiger Woods is on the sidelines. The last two dozen majors have been divvied up among 21 winners. Good luck making sense of it all with the Masters beginning Thursday.
Even though Tiger Woods will be missing the first Masters of his career, like it or not, it’s a good bet that “Tiger Talk” will still dominate at next week’s tournament.
With boyfriend Rory McIlroy in the stands, Wozniacki fought off a set point in the second to win 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday.
Dufner bogeyed the final two holes Sunday for a 2-under 68 that was good enough to hold off 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk.
Let the Final Round begin! And what a packed leaderboard it is! Picking a winner won’t be easy.
It’s great to see the 2003 U.S. Open champ’s name at the top of the leaderboard. Furyk is too good and has been in contention too often not to have won more majors (despite his painful looking swing!)
When Woods is on, most of his fellow competitors are intimidated. None would admit it, but even solid top-10 golfers seem to lose their confidence when Woods is on. Mickelson is not one of them.
Whoever wins this one will have to earn it. “It will be a fun weekend,” Woods said. “This golf course is going to be difficult.”
Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.