MCILROY: PROFESSIONAL GOLF TO EXPERIENCE BIG CHANGES

World No 8 Rory McIlroy says the game could experience big changes as there are plans in the pipeline for a possible merger between the US based PGA Tour and the England based European Tour.


The pro golf star says the tours compete against one another and the dates are not well aligned, requiring changes.

The PGA Tour and the European Tour are the top two pro golf circuits but they have weekly tournaments, constantly pushing for better ratings, endorsement and top players. For the players, they have to choose which tournamentsthey play. Most European stars play on both tour circuits and established American golfers play European events especially before the British Open.

There is the constant battle to select events and European stars are joining the PGA bandwagon. McIlroy himself has played just three events in Europe this year as he struggles to keep pace with the PGA Tour events.

“To have all these tours competing against each other, and having to change dates, it’s counterproductive. I think everyone has to come together,”McIlroy said. (more…)

Rory McIlroy Struggling To Get A Win This Season

One day you are the Tiger Woods and the very next day is seen wandering in the woods.


Jason Day and Rory McIlroy know all this too well.

Both Rory McIlroy and Jason Day ruled the golf world at a time, each had power and an intimidating force that left players gasping in their wake. Both were the champions in the Major, and also, they were the No. 1 player in the world for a long period of time.

And now? At the present time both are searching and waiting for their better days and coming back to form after spending a complete year with losses and full of injuries, various kinds of personal challenges and equipment changes.

This year, both McIlroy and Day are winless. If a mathematician is asked to calculate the odds on that happening? Then the numbers are here, on the PGA tour they made 28 starts this year 2017 and accumulated nine top-10 finishes. In his better days that are in the year 2014, he had eight top-10s in line in 10 starts, and this included three wins and three seconds. (more…)

RORY MCILROY GETS MARRIED AT ASHFORD CASTLE

Top golfer Rory McIlroy got married to his sweetheart in a very lavish ceremony at five-star Ashford Castle, a 13th century Irish building.


The event had tight security as they left nothing to chance. The 27-year old golfer wanted the celebration to be a private affair.

A reported 200 guests were in attendance at the party at the 350 acre estate as McIlroy wedded his American fiancée Erica Stoll. Golfers were in attendance like Shane Lowry, Sergio Garcia, Paul McGinley, Martin Kaymer and co.

McIlroy met his eventual bride in 2012 at the Ryder Cup event at Medinah Country Club. She was working then with the PGA of America and she offered him help as he competed in the singles. He was seeing tennis star Caroline Wozniacki then. He was eventually engaged to the tennis star but they called it off in 2014. He started seeing Stoll before he engaged her.

The golf champ spent the last weekend partying in Miami with his friends for his bachelor party and the castle has been booked for the entire wedding to celebrate their love. (more…)

McIlroy Drive Golf Industry In Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland economy, Golf is now worth over £2.5m a week it has emerged.


The popularity of the sport here has been boosted  because of the Major-winning successes of Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy. The highlighted fact is a £130m golf industry of Northern Ireland now supports over 2,200 jobs.

A fresh research, which is a first of its kind made by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), highlights a fact. The fact is that the main beneficiary of the funds is club membership, equipment and hospitality.

Nevertheless, it is also important to note that the figures for Northern Ireland, are dwarfed by the Republic, these those people who take golf very seriously. Here the enthusiasts of golf, spend approximately £328m in a year. And the sport is their favorite past-time. The fact is, out of the Republic’s total consumer spending, golf is responsible for 0.4% and the amount is 17% on sport generally.

The study made by the Satellite Account for Golf (SAFG) in the Republic of Ireland revealed that in the country, there were 103,000 golfers present who are adult, while the Republic has approximately 281,000. (more…)

MCILROY’S OPEN BUNKER WOES FEATURED IN GOLFING FUNNIES FOR 2016

The 2016 calendar for golfing activities is nearing its end and with just a handful of golf tournaments left, here are a few of the golfing funnies that were witnessed in the last 12 months gone by.


At the Nedbank Golf Challenge, a spectator had gotten much more involved in the action on ground that day than he would have wanted to as he tripped over to fall into a hazard in a bid to move out of the line of sight of Thomas Aiken.

At the Honda Classic, Sergio Garcia in an attempt to position himself well for his next shot, he was forced to enter into a hazard full of alligators and snakes. He was able to get his ball back on the fairway after wading into the water, before he quickly came back on to the dry land.

The 2016 had seen Rory McIlroy at the very best of his career, especially as he went on to register an amazing three wins and some quite large earnings, He however sent the social media in a frenzy during the build up to the 145th Open with a moment to remember. (more…)