Rory Wins WGC Match Play PDF Print E-mail


World No.1 Rory McIlroy celebrates his Match Play victory at Harding Park

San Francisco, California - The world of Golf has been buzzing lately about Jordan

Spieth, and rightly so, but the World No.1 was taking notice and found motivation

from the young Texan's recent success. On his last day as a 25 year old, Rory McIlroy

once again showed the world who's in command.

After 121 holes in five days at Harding Park, McIlroy served notice to all challengers -

with victories vs Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker, Billy Horschel, Hideki Matsuyama,

Paul Casey, Jim Furyk and Gary Woodland (finals). Rory's lead in the OWGR is back to

where it was after his first WGC victory last August.



Earlier Sunday, McIlroy had un-finished business with Paul Casey, one hole later he

was on to the semi-finals against Jim Furyk. In what was likely the best match of the

week (the lead changed hands nine times), the Ulsterman needed a birdie-birdie-eagle

finish to dispatch of Furyk (1up).


In the Final against Gary Woodland there would be no such drama. It was a sloppy start

with Woodland struggling and McIlroy three putting the second & third holes. Rory then

flipped the switch, reeling off four holes straight (fourth thru the seventh), and never

looked back, winning 4 & 2.


"I think everyone, not just me, but everyone on tour was inspired seeing Jordan do what

he did at Augusta, McIlroy said. "This is the start of a nice little run of golf for me and I

wanted to come out and play well and increase my lead in the world rankings, which I've

done after this win, and keep it going . . . but it's always nice to have people pushing you,

and feel like he's one of the guys doing that right now."


Rory joins Jack and Tiger as the only players in the last 75 years to get 10 PGA Tour wins

before age 26.



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Justin Rose Wins Zurich Classic PDF Print E-mail


Justin Rose celebrates his victory at the Zurich Classic on Sunday

New Orleans, Louisiana - In a week that was plagued by wet conditions, and

numerous weather delays, the PGA Tour played the better part of two rounds

on Sunday at TPC Louisiana. Englishman Justin Rose, coming off of his best

start of the season (a tie for second at the Masters two weeks ago), made

birdie on the final two holes coming in - shooting 65-66 on Sunday to win his

seventh PGA Tour title.


In fact, Rose is a whopping 60 under par at TPC Louisiana since 2012. With big

events on the schedule coming up - Match Play, The Players, Memorial and the

U.S Open, Rose is hitting his stride.


Rose finished at 22 under par, one shot ahead of Cameron Tringale, who had a

long eagle putt on the closing hole to tie, coming up just short. Tringale shot a

final round 65 on Sunday.


Afterward, Rose was beaming with confidence: "This is a great shot in the arm

of confidence and I just got to keep it going. It obviously gets me up there in

everything I want to be up there in - A boost in the World Ranking, a boost in

the Fedex Cup, a huge boost of confidence. Now I can target the major

championships all the way through the summer without having to chase anything

in between. It's going to be great."


With the victory, Justin Rose jumps to sixth in the Official World Golf Ranking and

fifteenth in the Fedex Cup standings











Furyk Wins RBC Heritage at Harbour Town PDF Print E-mail


Jim Furyk celebrates his first win in nearly five years on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Hilton Head, South Carolina - The long drought for Jim Furyk is over. Having gone

winless for nearly the last 5 years, the Pittsburgh native blistered Harbour Town

Golf Links for a final round 63. After posting -18, he waited as South Carolina's own

Kevin Kisner shot 64, creating a playoff between the two.

The playoff lasted two holes, both made birdie on the par-4 eighteenth with clutch

putts. On the second playoff hole (the seventeenth) it was Furyk who drained a big

12 footer, and immediately erupted into an emotional celebration. It seemed very

unlike the usually stoic veteran. to show such jubilation.It's been a little over four

and a half (years), to be exact, "Furyk said. "And I that dropping that putt and getting

excited on 17, there was a lot of pent up frustration.


I can't think of a more fitting place to kind of break that streak and get another win

under my belt. This is my favorite event. I love being here . . . and outside of winning

another major championship (to add to his 2003 U.S Open), this is the perfect place to

do it."











Jordan Spieth Rules the 79th Masters PDF Print E-mail


Bubba Watson puts the Green Jacket on new Masters Champion Jordan Spieth

Augusta, Georgia - When you're hot, you're hot . . . and Jordan Spieth is a 21 year

old inferno that's on top of the golfing world after going wire to wire at the 79th



Spieth fired rounds of 64-66-70-70 to tie the all time record at Augusta National of

18 under par. Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson posed the only serious challenge on

Sunday shooting 70 and 69 respectively, finishing tied for second at -14. Spieth

never really seemed to be seriously threatened at any point during the final round.

Six Birdies (at the first, third, eighth, tenth, thirteenth and fifteenth holes) offset

bogeys at the fifth, seventh, twelfth and eighteenth.


It's been quite a tear for the Texan, who won the Australian Open and Hero World

Challenge last winter, and now two wins and two runner up finishes in his last four

events has put World No.1 Rory McIlroy on notice.


Spieth's win was the first wire to wire performance at Augusta National since Ray

Floyd in 1976. Although the final round lacked the drama that most hoped for, the

young American breathed new life into golf fans everywhere . . . especially those still

clinging to the fading days of the Tiger/Phil era.


"It was very nerve wracking today," Spieth said. "I thought today might be a little easier

than yesterday, having played around with the lead, but it wasn't. I didn't sleep well last

night. I just got out here, and got a little rhythm, saw a putt going the first hole . . . and

we were off with two major champions right behind, I couldn't let up."


It's the most incredible week of my life," Spieth said. "This is as great as it gets in our sport.

This is a dream come true for me. I didn't break 70 last year, even having a chance to win,

where I got edged out by Bubba here . . . but to shoot some low rounds and to see some

putts go in out here and to hear the roars, it was remarkable."



Masters Records that were set by Spieth this week:

- Most birdies (28)

- Lowest 36 hole score (-14)

- Lowest 54 hole score (-16)

- Tied for Lowest Tournament Score (-18)












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