If golf has come easy to Rory McIlroy then he revealed at Wentworth on Wednesday that the challenges of fame continue to be a struggle. And the bad news for the Irishman in that regard is that his celebrity only seems to be increasing.
Not only did 21-year-old phenom Aaron Wise become the second-youngest Byron Nelson winner last week, he also moved into relevancy in the Ryder Cup standings.
Jordan Spieth finally got a few putts to drop at the AT&T Byron Nelson, but after a frustrating week he’s looking forward to heading across town.
What's more exciting: getting engaged on the golf course, or making a hole-in-one? For one soon-to-be-married young woman, it might be a tough call, because both milestones occurred within minutes of each other last weekend.
After a getting a few unsuccessful cracks at overtaking Dustin Johnson for World No. 1, Justin Thomas finally earned the spot this past week at the Players Championship, playing the weekend in 10 under to finish T-11. The title alone is a big deal for the reigning PGA Champion, but he made his next goal clear in a statement after hearing the news.
Jordan Spieth, then 16, had to write a letter to play in the 2010 Byron Nelson in Dallas. This weekend, he’ll return to the tournament where his career started.
Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy is the richest young sportsperson in Britain and Ireland with a net worth of 110 million pounds ($149.14 million), according to the Sunday Times newspaper’s Rich List.
The upscale Kasumigaseki Country Club near Tokyo has upgraded three women to full membership after agreeing last year to admit female members, following criticism from the International Olympic Committee.
This week's Players Championship has long been considered the fifth unofficial major of golf. He owns each year one of the strongest pitches of the PGA Tour according to the world rankings, and has a long list of elite winners.