0 Comments Rory McIlroy off to flying start at BMW PGA Championship BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Rory McIlroy is just two shots off the early lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth after he opened his week with a five-under par round of 67 in Surrey. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/rory-mcilroy-off-to-flying-start-at-bmw-pga-championship-36943241.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/article36789101.ece/6dd34/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_07fa8ee5-f9cd-43d6-bc3f-850f03618332_1 Email Rory McIlroy is just two shots off the early lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth after he opened his week with a five-under par round of 67 in Surrey. The World No.8, who said in his press conference yesterday that he was hopeful a win here could set him up for a big summer like in 2014, impressed around Wentworth's West Course with some strong ball striking, particularly on the back nine. Danish golfer Lucas Bjerregaard holds the early lead at Wentworth after he … [Read more...] about Rory McIlroy off to flying start at BMW PGA Championship
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0 Comments WATCH: Rory McIlroy soars into BMW PGA Championship lead with stunning second round BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Rory McIlroy looks primed to have the 36-hole lead at the BMW Championship in Wentworth after a second round 65. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/watch-rory-mcilroy-soars-into-bmw-pga-championship-lead-with-stunning-second-round-36945896.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/article36789101.ece/6dd34/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_07fa8ee5-f9cd-43d6-bc3f-850f03618332_1 Email Rory McIlroy looks primed to have the 36-hole lead at the BMW Championship in Wentworth after a second round 65. The 2014 champion missed chances from inside 10 feet on each of the first three holes at Wentworth before a well-judged pitch on the par-five fourth set up a first birdie of the day. McIlroy, whose record at Wentworth includes four missed cuts as well as a victory, began to find his touch on the greens and moved into the lead with a birdie on the seventh. How … [Read more...] about WATCH: Rory McIlroy soars into BMW PGA Championship lead with stunning second round
Wentworth (UK): Northern Irish golf star Rory McIlroy played such a sublime second round of golf at the PGA Championship that he had defending champion Alex Noren quipping about early retirement. The 29-year-old quadruple major winner carded a bogey free seven-under par 65 to move to 12 under and a three-shot lead over young Englishman Sam Horsfield and French journeyman Sebastien Gros, who came in late in the day with a superb 66. Noren -- who played in the same group as the Ulsterman and, like him and playing partner Lee Westwood, stayed clear of bogeys -- may have been joking about quitting. But he was in awe of McIlroy's round. "That's the best round I've ever seen. I'm about to quit golf I think," said Noren. Noren sits five shots off McIlroy but the Swede will be well aware that after his stunning 62 last year, which saw him come from way off the pace to seal victory, anything is possible. McIlroy, though, likes being out in front going into the weekend even if he, like Noren, … [Read more...] about Rory McIlroy’s brilliance drives rivals to distraction at PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy will be hoping for success at the BMW PGA Championship this week at the Wentworth Club in Surrey. The Northern Irishman last lifted the title in 2014, and finished as runner up last year to Francesco Molinari. McIlroy finished two strokes behind the Italian, and is hoping to go one better this year. After months of speculation, McIlroy re-joined the European Tour in May and confirmed that he would play in this week’s tournament. And he revealed to a pre-tournament press conference that he wants five more tournament wins before the end of the year. The former world number one also declared that he wants to take down Brooks Koepka at the top of the world rankings and return to golf’s summit. “I don't know if that's realistic, but it's definitely to get closer,” he said when asked if he can get back to the top. “I’ve got an opportunity over the next few weeks where there's a lot of World Ranking points in Japan and China and Dubai at the … [Read more...] about BMW PGA Championship prize money: How much can Rory McIlroy and co win at Wentworth?
The 100th PGA Championship was won by Brooks Koepka Sunday at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Here is the complete list of all PGA Championship winners: (Source: PGA.Com) YEAR WINNER COURSE SCORE TOTAL 2018 Brooks Koepka Bellerive Country Club 69 63 66 66-264 -16 2017 Justin Thomas Quail Hollow Club 73-66-69-68-276 -8 2016 Jimmy Walker Baltusrol Golf Club 65-66-68-67-266 -14 2015 Jason Day Whistling Straits 68-67-66-67-268 -20 2014 Rory McIlroy Valhalla GC 66-67-67-68-268 -16 2013 Jason Dufner Oak Hill CC 68-63-71-68-270 -10 2012 Rory McIlroy The Ocean Course 67-75-67-66-275 -13 2011 Keegan Bradley Atlanta Athletic Club 71-64-69-68-272 -8 2010 Martin Kaymer Whistling Straits 72-68-67-70-277 -11 2009 Y.E. Yang Hazeltine National GC 73-70-67-70-280 -8 2008 Padraig Harrington Oakland Hills CC 71-74-66-66-277 -3 2007 Tiger Woods Southern Hills CC 71-63-69-69-272 -8 2006 Tiger Woods Medinah CC 69-68-65-68-270 -18 2005 Phil Mickelson Baltusrol GC … [Read more...] about Complete list of all 100 PGA Championship winners
US PGA Championship LIVE: Leaderboard and tee-times as Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods tied six shots off lead BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods both recorded scores of 70 on the first day of the USPGA Championship. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/pga-championship/us-pga-championship-live-leaderboard-and-teetimes-as-rory-mcilroy-and-tiger-woods-tied-six-shots-off-lead-37200486.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36610039.ece/23ecc/AUTOCROP/h342/09862-a-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods both recorded scores of 70 on the first day of the USPGA Championship. Tiger Woods recovered from a nightmare start to his opening round of the 100th US PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club. Woods, who is seeking a 15th major title and a first since 2008, was among the early starters hoping to make a flying start in baking temperatures in St Louis, only to drop three shots in his first two holes. But after changing his shirt … [Read more...] about US PGA Championship LIVE: Leaderboard and tee-times as Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods tied six shots off lead