Rory McIlroy says
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won the 2019 PGA Tour Championship on Sunday, and walked away with the $15m first-place prize money.
It was his to lose, but Ireland's Shane Lowry had no intention of letting the Claret Jug slip from his grasp as he romped to victory in the Open at Royal Portrush for his first major title.
He was fighting for his honor.
Golf is hard.
He opted to miss the last Olympics because of the threat of the Zika virus, but Rory McIlroy intends to go for gold at Tokyo 2020 playing for Ireland.
Scolded in the opening session, Europe hit back in spectacular fashion with an afternoon whitewash to take a 5-3 lead over USA into the second day of the Ryder Cup in Paris.
Tiger Woods was in blistering form as he fired an opening 62 to share the lead with Rory McIlroy in the first round of the BMW Championship near Philadelphia.
It's such a rare feat that only five players in golf's modern era have achieved the career grand slam of all four majors, yet three current players are on the brink of joining that lofty elite.
Bad weather and Rory McIlroy have not made easy bedfellows in the past, but the Northern Irishman was stoic under the deluge to lay down a serious marker at Carnoustie.
He's the curly-haired kid who lit up Carnoustie as an amateur, and now Rory McIlroy hopes to channel some of that boyish bounce as he seeks a fifth major title at the Open this week.
Patrick Reed knows he's probably not the Masters champion every golf fan would have wanted.
Sunday's final round of the 2018 Masters could come down to match play between leader Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy.
He has brushed off a heart issue and has not played a tournament for 104 days because of injury, but Rory McIlroy insists he is on a new healthy quest to reignite his career.
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