After Rory McIlroy’s dad cashed in over the weekend, let’s look at 5 crazy sports bets that worked.
Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.
The 114th US Open at Pinehurst has concluded and Martin Kaymer won by 8 shots (9-under). While he may have won the $8 million purse, his play didn’t speak louder than some of his opponents’ pants.
We’re visiting the golf world in this week’s That Thing You Missed, how Rory McIlroy’s messy breakup turned into success, another stroke of bad luck for Pablo Larrazabal, the newest women’s U.S. Open player is only eleven and Bubba Watson is up to his old tricks again.
Rory McIlroy bounced back from a rough start for a 4-under 66 that gave him a one-shot lead in the Honda Classic.
On the course where Rory McIlroy first rose to No. 1, he looked as if he might be headed in that direction again.
In the one week Tiger Woods had away from golf during the FedEx Cup playoffs, Nick Faldo said he had lost his aura, Greg Norman said he was intimidated by Rory McIlroy and Johnny Miller claimed that Woods once wanted lessons from him.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together lately. That includes the top of a busy leaderboard at the BMW Championship.
It hasn’t been a great year for McIlroy. He hasn’t finished higher than 40th in a major, but he became the first player this weekend to open any significant distance on the field when he birdied the 15th and 16th holes toward the end of his third round.
20 years after Fred Couples won The Masters in 1992, the 52-year-old finds himself tied for the lead with Jason Dufner at 5 under. When a reporter asked Couples if he thinks he can win, he replied with no hesitation, “yes, I feel I can!”
England, South Africa, Sweden, Scotland, Spain, Italy and USA… it’s an international leaderboard after the first round of The Masters.
CBS will be covering the final rounds of the 2012 Masters Tournament on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th. The following golfers are who I believe to be the top 6 contenders to compete this week.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy passed each other on Sunday at Augusta National last year, two players from different generations who appeared to be headed in opposite directions.
Rory McIlroy won the Honda Classic with a performance worthy of the new No. 1 player in golf.
Rory McIlroy is one round away from No. 1 in the world.