Rory Takes Win at Hoylake on Sunday: 3 out of 4 Majors at Age 25
Jul23

Rory Takes Win at Hoylake on Sunday: 3 out of 4 Majors at Age 25

Rory McIlroy takes win on Sunday at Hoylake for the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool, but it wasn’t easy.  Starting off the last round with a six stroke lead, doesn’t seem like a small gap, but contenders Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia wouldn’t give up so easily. “Garcia made three birdies over his first five holes to put some pressure on McIlroy, while Fowler started off slow but fired a back nine 33 to make the conclusion a bit dramatic. McIlroy made a big par putt on the 17th hole, gave a subtle fist pump as he knew it was all but wrapped up, and two-putted for a safe par on the final hole to win by two shots and claim his third major championship.” (sports.yahoo.com) Jim Furyk, Marc Leishman and Shane Lowry were also not close behind. The 10th hole included Garcia’s big Eagle putting him at 66, even though he was stumped on his bunker shot on the 15th hole. “Rory McIlroy joins Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win three of the four majors at the age of 25.” (sports.yahoo.com) “Like he did at 2011 U.S. Open and PGA Championship a year later, McIlroy added to his major legacy. The 25-year-old now stands one green jacket away from the career Grand Slam, one smashed drive at a time.” (GolfChannel.com)...

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Tiger Woods on the 2014 British Open in Hoylake, England
Jul23

Tiger Woods on the 2014 British Open in Hoylake, England

Tiger Woods having a rough go at the British Open in Hoylake, England this weekend.  “Woods shot a spiffy 69 in the opening round of the British Open to make many around these parts believe he would be able to contend only four months after back surgery.”(GolfChannel.com) Since then, nothing has gone his way in the British tournament. “After a 77 on Friday that included a birdie on the last hole just to make the cut, Woods shot a 73 on Saturday that included five birdies, a bogey, a double bogey and a triple bogey. For Woods, this is now the 17th straight weekend round at a major without a score in the 60s. “Made a lot of mistakes,” Woods said. “On top of that I missed a lot of shots for opportunities for birdies and consequently I’m 3 over par.” (GolfChannel.com) On the ups, Rory McIlroy is looking good and even with a slight hiccup is still the top leader. “For the first time all week, Rory McIlroy looked a bit vulnerable at Royal Liverpool. A shot up against a grandstand. Another into a bunker. Two straight bogeys took a slice out of McIlroy’s commanding lead in the British Open, but he still led Sergio Garcia by three strokes in the final round Sunday.” (abcnews.go.com) (img src...

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