Rory McIlroy will hop the Masters Par-3 Contest in the coming week in the expectations that it would serve him end off the career Grand Slam at the Augusta National.
Speaking to several media houses, he told that he is not going to play the Par-3 Contest in 2016 as this is just too much dogfight and this is a bit of a beguilement.
Rory, who has played in Masters a total of 7 times with a 4th spot finish previous year his best result, missed the pre-tournament event just only one time. In that year, i.e.in 2011, Northern Irishman went to the back 9 on Sunday in the search for that green jacket, just to fall into a tie for fifteenth after a final-round 80.
Smylie Kaufman, during their WGC Dell Match Play game around 2 weeks ago, was saying Rory McIlroy regarding his visit to the Augusta National a few days earlier, getting all set for his first Masters. Rory wanted to know what he thought of this place.
McIlroy told that he told that he went to do some prep work and it appears that there are a lot of birdies up there. Now a veteran of 7 Masters, Rory might just smile.
McIlroy chuckled saying. He told Smylie that he had a tale regarding the day a series of birdies was made. In fact, it was a record number of birdies.
Rory recalled that he played with Anthony Kim when he made eleven birdies. Yeah, there are plenty of birdies out there.
Ian Poulter again took to Twitter to make some controversy. He is known for his outspoken attitude.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Englishman bashed a writer on hi Twitter account for criticizing his decision not to play at European Tour's BMW PGA Championship.
Derek Lawrenson, a Daily Mail reporter in England, criticized Ian (as well as Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson) for not signing up to play in one of the most prestigious events of the European Tour. Derek went on to stated that Jordan Spieth was a class act for the way he dealt the media after snatching a win the Masters.
It’s true that Rory McIlroy is the numero uno golfer at the moment but the Irish legend seems to be a true sportsman when it comes to approving other champions of the game. The Northern Irishman has already hailed the rising game of the Masters champ Jordan Spieth & has openly admitted him as his genuine strong rival.
In one his latest interviews, the great Irish golfer acknowledged that he would need to be more serious about the game if he has to retain his #1 stature in the international golf.
A couple of weeks post his best-ever game at Augusta, very upbeat Rory got back to South Carolina for a Nike-sponsored event last Friday where he was completely open regarding his own feat & also that of Jordan in quite a revealing interview session.
In terms of characteristics, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy are absolutely poles apart.
However, if anyone is perfectly positioned to explain the pressures that come with winning the Masters title to the Ulsterman, it is the world number two, who has won the fabled jug twice in his career.
The left hander succeeded in securing the title twice in three years between 2012 and 2013, but it is the one that he didn't win, the one in 2013 which was secured by Adam Scott that taught him the most the most important lessons about handling pressure situations that arises out of winning a major at the legendary Augusta National.
World number one Rory McIlroy has been granted a huge relief after the High Court refused the applications filed by his former management team Horizon Sports Management Ltd. Asking for orders so that his mobile phone can be inspected.
Similar applications had been made by two more management teams with which the golfer had signed an agreement with to represent him, Canovan Management Services and Gurteen Ltd.
The order, passed by Justice Raymond Fullam refuses to pass orders for the inspection of his telephone bills as well as the inspection of the mobile phone of Donal Casey, a consultant who would go on to become the CEO of Rory McIlroy Inc. and the golfer's personal assistant Sean O'Flaherty.
While the American team saw Phil Mickelson drawing sparks because of his ill comments on Ryder Cup USA Captain, the European squad witnessed a completely different picture.
World’s #1 golfer Rory Mcllroy was seen in huge praise of his captain and even hailed him as “fantastic” as he went on to command Ryder Cup for Europe.
According to Rory it’s the detailed attention of the Irishman (Paul McGinley) that has assisted to secure the 8th win for Europe in ten Ryder Cups.
“Paul has been the best wonderful captain ever”, remarked Rory.
“I feel that I am speaking on part of all 12 golfers in the team – he was just fantastic.”
Graeme McDowell believes European Ryder Cup skipper Paul McGinley made the right call by not pairing him up with compatriot Rory McIlroy.
There was a lot of talk before the event that the two compatriots would not be paired up together for the first time in three Ryder Cups and in the end Paul McGinley decided that it would be better to break up the pairing.
And McDowell believes this was the right call as the two of them did not have a record that was overwhelmingly brilliant over the past two editions of the event and at best, the two of them could have played a couple of foursomes. He also hailed the decision making of McGinley throughout the event and considers the win for Team Europe as a testimony to his skills as a skipper.
In his early career, Jason Dufner struggled to hold down a place on the PGA Tour. He became a member of the PGA Tour in 2004 and the Nationwide Tour in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. Dufner won two events during his time on the Nationwide Tour, the BUY.COM Wichita Open in 2001 and the LaSalle Bank Open in 2006.
In 2009, Dufner finished in the top-10 on six occasions, including a third place finish at the RBC Canadian Open, and a runner up place at the Deutsche Bank Championship, part of the FedEx Cup playoffs. As a result Dufner went on to finish the year 11th in the FedEx Cup standings and 33rd on the year's money list.
Two discs of the bulging neck are what are seen on Jason Duffner. He did not learn and get to know about the diagnosis and he announced his participation in a charity donation at the Bridgestone Invitational at WGC.
His play of erratic nature being questioned from time has found an explanation which is the injury. This season’s PGA Tour revealed the nature of his neck injury. A steroid injection had been injected on his neck while preparing for the Country Club at Firestone. The cause of the injury is not explained and discussed in detail. The inflammation will be cleared up with the relieve of injection.