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?
Jason Day finished second to Rory McIlroy at this year’s U.S. Open. Although he was beaten handily, his score would’ve been good enough to win 109 times in the championship’s 111-year history.
No phones, no God in the pledge, but plenty of Rory.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy breaks all the records. Only two Americans break the top 10. Jason Day finishes second in his consecutive majors.
On another brilliant day of golf, Rory McIlroy ran away with the U.S. Open title, winning by eight shots and breaking the tournament scoring record by a whopping four strokes.
Dan Reardon at the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson’s poor performance continues. Rory McIlroy became the first player in US Open history to get to 13 under par. Sergio Garcia and others played the third round of the U.S. Open without hitting golf balls to warm-up. The easier course for the third round didn’t tighten up the leaderboard.