Tags: McIlroy, Rory

The Players to Watch in Dubai

The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, contested this week at Jumeirah Golf Estates, celebrates its 10th edition as the European Tour season’s finish line. Lee Westwood ran off with a six-stroke romp in its 2009 debut, which still stands as the tournament’s largest margin of victory and was matched by Henrik Stenson in 2013. It…

Rising Stars Make Their Mark in Golf’s Rolex Series

As happens with many innovations, some European Tour pros have warmed up to the Rolex Series faster than others. Yet even as such draws as Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia have been infrequent participants in its eight events, the second-year series has made a mark in identifying a lineup of talent on the…

Rory McIlroy Is the Golfer Who Juggles. Or Is it Vice Versa?

At his pre-Ryder Cup news conference on Wednesday, McIlroy was asked if he experienced “any element of intimidation” during Sunday’s final round, with Woods on the march. “That East Lake rough was really tough, yeah,” McIlroy said with a hollow laugh. Because he spent so much time hitting out of the trees, he added, “I…