Hunter Mahan stopped Rory McIlroy’s march to No. 1 by winning the Match Play Championship.
After Tiger Woods crumbled down the stretch and Rory McIlroy battled through injury, many are wondering if the baton has passed from Woods to McIlroy.
The PGA Championship is this year’s final major and without the presence of a dominant player in the field, the player with the best fortune during the week will be the most likely winner.
Rory McIlroy has struggled on the European Tour since winning the U.S. Open, but he is now returning to the United States and looks to make a run at the Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy finished 25th at the Open Championship. He’s ready to move on to a tournament for which weather isn’t such a factor.
Are we losing to the world?
Yes, it is true that Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy offered a foreshadowing of greatness when he posted a six-shot win at Congressional. But young Rory’s success has to be overshadowed by the short career of Taiwan’s Yani Tseng.
Notes from the world of golf. Ryan Moore plays with misaligned clubs. Erik Compton gets to the Tour after two heart attacks. Brits occupy the first three spots in the World Rankings.
The Travelers Championship is led by American amateur Patrick Cantlay. Several American amateur golfers are proving they have what it takes to compete in the PGA in the coming years.
Scott Garceau: “He’s the 2nd oldest manager in MLB history, Connie Mack was older but give ole Connie an asterisk, he couldn’t get fired because he owned the team.”
Is Rory the next Tiger? The answer is “No.” Tiger was the greatest confluence of performance and persona golf has ever seen. But Rory is well on his way to becoming the next great player in the game.
What can you say about Rory McIlroy? How do you bounce back from an epic collapse like the one he had at Augusta?