Rory McIlroy keeps trying to break his clubs
Rory McIlroy continued his recent slump at the Irish Open in Maynooth, Ireland, as the second ranked golfer in the world missed the cut by two strokes. Despite shooting an even-par 72 on Friday, McIlroy couldn’t make up for his 74 in the opening round, resulting in his third consecutive missed cut on the European Tour. McIlroy also continued his streak of trying to break his clubs, bending his driver over his back after an errant tee shot at No. 11.
You may remember Rory wasn’t too happy in the final round of the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, and destroyed a Nike iron.
Cheer up, Rory. Everything’s going to be okay.
Padraig Harrington thinks Rory McIlroy is more Phil than Tiger
Rory struggled at the Masters, finished T-57 at the Memorial and was never in the equation at the U.S. Open. His play across the pond hasn’t been much better, missing the cut at the BMW PGA Championship in late May and again missing the cut last week at the Irish Open.
What’s the deal with Rory? Padraig Harrington actually makes a pretty keen comparison of the 24-year-old. Maybe it isn’t Rory, it’s the way we perceive Rory. For years the title of “the next Tiger Woods” has followed around the Northern Irishman, but there is a player that makes more sense when comparing McIlroy to some of the legends.
“Rory is compared to Tiger a lot, but maybe he’s more like Phil Mickelson: very talented, very streaky,” Harrington said.
If you simply take a look at how Rory has played in the majors, this makes a ton of sense. McIlroy has won two majors by a combined 16 shots, but sprinkled between the U.S. Open and PGA Championship wins are no top-10s in any of the majors, including a missed cut at the U.S. Open last year and a number of high finishes for a kid as talented as Rory.
Rory vs the robot
Tiger Woods Wants Lindsey Vonn to Keep Quiet
TIGER Woods wants his girlfriend,Lindsey Vonn, to keep her trap firmly closed!
The golf champ was apparently left furious when Lindsey called herself his “wife” during an interview.
Vonn’s comments also riled Tiger’s ex-wife Elin Nordegren — and the sports star is now terrified she’ll prevent him from seeing their two young children.
“Elin is livid!” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“She’s told Tiger that she wants full custody of the kids, and she’s taking steps to keep them away from Lindsey.”
Lindsey made the comments in her first interview since she and Tiger announced their romance in March. She declared she was “very happy” with Tiger.
“We talk golf…but mostly I listen…Lots of people go home and talk to their wife or husband about their job. That’s what we do,” she said.
“Tiger knew Elin would be furious,” the insider said.
“He flew into a rage and told Lindsey, ‘You should learn when to keep your mouth shut! You’re going to cost me my kids!’
“Lindsey tried to explain that she meant no harm, but Tiger told her that if she even thinks of herself as his wife, he’s done with her.
“Elin thinks Lindsey and Tiger are using the kids for publicity.
“And when she heard what Lindsey said about being Tiger’s ‘wife,’ Elin said, ‘That’s the last straw!’
“Their divorce agreement specifies that Tiger is not to have the kids around his girlfriends. Elin feels he’s violated that agreement, and given her an opening to sue for full custody.
Elin Nordegren ‘hates Lindsey Vonn’ and her romance with Tiger Woods: report
The golf pro’s former wife is reportedly seething at her philandering ex and his new girlfriend.
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“[SHE] hates Lindsey Vonn and everything about this romance,” a source told Us Weekly.
Vonn and Woods went public with their relationship in May, and have since been seen arm-in-arm at various swanky events, including the annual Met Gala.
The Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn romance has reportedly bothered his ex Elin Nordegren.
But the 33-year-old Nordegren isn’t pleased with their blossoming romance.
In fact, Nordegren, who divorced Woods in 2010 after a much-publicized cheating scandal, is furious that the two have been hanging around her children, 5-year-old Sam and 4-year-old Charlie.
Vonn and Woods were even spotted over Memorial Day weekend with the kids on a jet-ski excursion outside of Woods’ home.
Tiger Woods and his then wife Elin Nordegren attend the Presidents Cup golf tournament in 2009.
Nordegren, the insider continued, is “angry Tiger even has visitation rights to the kids.”
together supporting their kids at a baseball game in Florida.