Tag Archives: Rory McIlroy

Brooks Koepka: 78 to 64 in a day

We only have partial scores in the Honda Classic because two rain delays totaling almost four hours in Palm Beach Gardens pushed the entire afternoon wave up against darkness. They’ll have to finish up beginning at 7:30 Saturday morning. The … Continue reading

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Jim Herman: An improbable leader at Honda

The headliners at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, all sort of hung in there. Rory McIlroy shot 3-over 73 in tough wind conditions blowing at 15 to 25 miles per hour. At one point his group was … Continue reading

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Martin Kaymer: On being there

On the occasions that I was able to interview Martin Kaymer, I was always impressed by his thoughtfulness and his intelligence. He was in the media center on Wednesday at the the Honda Classic, the annual milestone of the return … Continue reading

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McIlroy fades at the Australian Open

Remember all that stuff I wrote yesterday about the tricky winds and green runoffs and greens that were running about 12 at the Emirates Australian Open? Well, about the only thing that didn’t get worse for the players on Saturday … Continue reading

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Rory McIlroy: Why he’s the No. 1 player in the world

The second round of the Emirates Australian Open dawned with a lot of promise for Rory McIlroy. After a 2-under first round at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney that was a little edgy because of jet lag, he went … Continue reading

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Emirates Australian Open: Jordan Spieth leads by one

With the American Tour sidling into its holiday period, some of the players are traveling afar to keep themselves in competitive shape. And one of them did so with more than a little emphasis. With the some of the afternoon … Continue reading

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A happless Oliver Wilson gets his game back and wins Dunhill Links

I love these kinds of stories because they assure us that, in the inimitable words of the great philosopher, Yogi Berra, “It’s never over until it’s over.” Writing in Golf Week, Alistair Tate tells a tale of perseverance, affirmation and … Continue reading

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Billy Horschel: Dreams really do come true, literally

Billy Horschel actually pulled it off. In his new disguise as a calm, patient player that he put together after missing the cut at the Barclays, he won the Tour Championship and the FedExCup and the $11.44 million that comes … Continue reading

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The Tour Championship: Does the money matter or not? Two views

Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy are tied for the 54-hole lead of the Tour Championship at 9-under par. Horshel got there by shooting 1-under to McIlroy’s 3-under. They have a 2-shot lead over Jim Furyk and 3 over Rickie Fowler, … Continue reading

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Billy Horschel: Another 36-hole lead, by two this time

Billy Horschel has a two-stroke lead at the Tour Championship over Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Chris Kirk and seems to be just churning along at the top of the leaderboards. Ever since he missed the cut in the first … Continue reading

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