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Posts Tagged ‘Northern Ireland.’

McIlroy looking to rejoin PGA Tour in 2012

 

Rory McIlroy (file photo)

Rory McIlroy has had a strong season on the PGA Tour, that is definitely considering joining the tour again in 2012.

It’s quite a reversal for the Northern Ireland native who had dropped his tour membership after the 2010 season.

The 22-year-old knows that his decision would mean playing at least five more United States events each year. He says his favorite events including the Memorial, are in the U.S.

McIlroy does not like playing on the European Tour due to it being wet and cool all the time.

Another reason is that he is dating the #1 women’s tennis player in the world, Caroline Wozniacki.

 

Info compiled from Bridgestone Invitation press conference, Radio & TV news

McIlroy completes dominant week at U.S. Open with record-setting win

 

Rory McIlroy (megasportsnews.com photo)

Northern Ireland native Rory McIlroy ended a memorable and record-setting week at the U.S. Open at Congressional in Bethesda, Maryland with his first major victory.

The 22-year-old played four days of mistake-free golf at Congressional Country Club ended on Sunday when he finished off a 2-under-par 69 to break U.S. Open records which is suppose to have the toughest test for all golfers.

He ended the tournament at 16-under-par.

The last 10 U.S. Open champions combined were 14 under-par.

After the tournament, Rory walked off the 18th green on Father’s Day with his dad, Gerry, who worked three jobs so that his only son could pursue his dream of being a pro golfer.

McIlroy finished at 268 to break the U.S. Open record by four shots.

This is the second straight U.S. Open title for a Northern Ireland native. Graeme McDowell won it in 2010.

 

Info courtesy of the USGA, Radio & TV news

McIlroy sets another record of 14-under after 3 rounds of U.S. Open

 

(courtesy of USGA & Congressional Country Club)

Irishman Rory McIlroy kept making the U.S. Open course look easy as he pushed his lead out to eight strokes with one last round to play.

In the third round of play, McIlroy shot a 3-under-par 68 to finish at 14-under 199, which breaks Jim Furyk’s record for the best 54-hole score by one shot.

The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland leads Y.E. Yang (70) by eight strokes and Lee Westwood (65), Jason Day (65) and Robert Garrigus (68) by nine.

The eight-shot advantage is two short of the lead Tiger Woods was able to take into Sunday at Pebble Beach in 2000, when he dominated the field by an unbelievable 15 shots.

compiled from staff, Radio, TV, USGA & PGA Tour news

McIlroy dominating the U.S. Open at Congressional

 

Rory McIlroy (megasportsnews.com photo)

Rory McIlroy is looking unbeatable at the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Maryland.

The 22-year-old is going after the record books and doesn’t realize it ; he’s just playing golf.

The native of Northern Ireland became the first player in the 111-year history of the U.S. Open to reach 13 under par. Despite a double bogey into the water on the 18th hole, his 5-under-66 was good enough to set the 36-hole scoring record at 131.

At 11 under par, he has a six-shot lead over former PGA championship winner Y.E. Yang (69), matching the U.S. Open record set by Tiger Woods in 2000 at Pebble Beach for the largest margin after two rounds of play.

(courtesy of USGA & Congressional Country Club via wikipedia commons)

McIlroy is playing outstanding golf. He went 17 holes without missing any greens and 35 holes without making a bogey.

Info courtesy of USGA, PGA Tour, Radio & TV news

McIlroy leads first round of U.S. Open

 

(courtesy of USGA & Congressional Country Club)

Rory McIlroy has his name at the top of the leaderboard at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

McIlroy got past the first of four rounds of tough tests in the U.S. Open with a 6-under-par 65 to build the biggest 18-hole lead in 35 years.

The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland missed only one green. Of the 156-man field, McIlroy was the only golfer without a bogey.

McIlroy was three shots ahead of former PGA champion Y.E. Yang and Charl Schwartzel. who won the Masters back in April.

The Irishman became the 10th player to start off the U.S. Open with a 65, and only two went on to win – Jack Nicklaus at Baltusrol in 1980 and Tiger Woods in 2000 Pebble Beach.

 

Info courtesy of United States Golf Association and the PGA Tour

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