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  • Jason-Dufner-Prince-Louie-
    Tweets of the week: Golfers’ kids, mean mugging, mince pies and a questionable tribute

    Welcome to another edition of “Tweets of the week,” wherein we take a brief survey of the minutia that populated the social media sphere during the past week. A brief recap of the major golf stories from...

    • Posted 51 days ago
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  • rory-mcilroy-honda-classic-
    Heading into Sunday, McIlroy’s the man to beat

    After 54 holes, the leader of the Honda Classic is the same man who was in front after 36: Rory McIlroy. Check out the clubs in Rory’s bag here. Golf scribes must be thrilled with the story...

    • Posted 54 days ago
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    Rory McIlroy WITB 2014

    Equipment is accurate as of the Honda Classic (3/1/14) Driver: Nike Covert Tour 2.0 Loft: 8.5 degrees Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70TX 3 Wood: Nike VR_S  Covert Prototype Loft: 15 degrees Shaft: Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 (X-Flex)...

    • Posted 54 days ago
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    Rory McIlroy pals around with another sports superstar in a Nike…soccer ad?

    Don’t worry; your browser has not mysteriously sent you to That video you see below is indicative of the state of golf at the end of 2013, even if it, strangely, is not a golf ad....

    • Posted 139 days ago
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  • de_laet_featured_
    Tweets of the week: SCUBA Bud, Dufner denied, the elf returns

    Rory McIlroy returned to the winner’s circle this week… Ah, enough babble. Time for Tweets of the week! Last week, we checked in with Graham DeLaet as he set off on his buddies trip to Cabo. From...

    • Posted 140 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy WITB 2014
    Rory McIlroy’s WITB

    Equipment is accurate as of the Dubai Desert Classic (2/2/14) Driver: Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (8.5 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 70TX 3 Wood: Nike VR_S  Covert Prototype Loft: 15 degrees Shaft: Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 (X-Flex) 5...

    • Posted 144 days ago
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  • 1383051686205
    McIlroy shoots 65, leads by two in China

    Rory McIlroy leads the way at the WGC-HSBC Champions after a first-round 65, a 7-under total that gives him a 2-shot cushion over Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Jamie Donaldson at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. It’s a...

    • Posted 175 days ago
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    Tweets of the week: The Match at Mission Hills

    Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy flew to Haikou, China, collected sizable appearance fees and played an 18-hole exhibition match dubbed alliteratively “The Match at Mission Hills.” Since we in the U.S. were deprived of the theatre that was...

    • Posted 177 days ago
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  • Piercy_Kid_TW_FEATURED
    Tweets of the week: Poulter’s pants problem, Piercy’s son not impressed

    Refraining from any gambling-related puns, it suffices to say Webb Simpson won handily in Las Vegas this week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, bettering the second-place finisher’s total by six strokes. The perpetually humble golfer...

    • Posted 184 days ago
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  • Rory-McIlroy-South-Korea-
    Amidst distraction, Rory McIlroy two strokes back in South Korea

    True, opening with rounds of 70, 69 in a OneAsia Tour event isn’t exactly the same thing as doing so in a PGA Tour tournament. Nevertheless, Rory McIlroy putting himself in contention heading into the weekend in...

    • Posted 188 days ago
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  • Jordan+Spieth+142nd+Open+Championship+Previews+Bm3jS61YxZ4l
    Spieth to supplant McIlroy as the next great young golfer?

    Relative to a lifetime, a year is not very long. But for two of golf’s most promising young players, it might as well be a miniature career for each of them, going in decidedly opposite directions. At...

    • Posted 211 days ago
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  • Rory_McIlroy_Twitter_jet_lag_
    Tweets of the week: Rare scores, Tiger’s ball, Bubba’s new irons, Rory’s repose

    Jim Furyk’s second-round 59 at the BMW Championship was certainly the most significant golf story of the week. That is, until Tiger Woods found himself playing a starring role in yet another rules-related drama. But really, Jim...

    • Posted 219 days ago
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  • Rory_McIlroy_BMW_
    McIlroy’s miserable 2013 season is over

    In a fitting coup de gras, Rory McIlroy fired his highest-ever two-round total on American soil (77-78)  at Conway Farms, placing him dead last in the field of 70 at the BMW Championship. Thus, the 24-year-old is...

    • Posted 222 days ago
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  • Tiger v. Rory
    Tiger and Rory to once again square off in China

    Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy (arguably the two biggest names in golf) will stage a rematch of their inaugural match up in China on Oct. 28 in the most epic way possible; a face-to-face event at the...

    • Posted 223 days ago
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    Many move up, none move past Garcia at the Deutsche Bank Championship

    With the best golfers in the world piled up behind him, Sergio Garcia maintained his perch in the top spot at TPC Boston Sunday Sergio thanks to a 6-under-par 65 in the third round of the Deutsche Bank...

    • Posted 235 days ago
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  • Deutsche Bank Championship: Picks and Preview

    The PGA Tour heads from just outside one of our nation’s great cities to just south of another this week, as the second leg of the FedExCup playoffs comes to TPC Boston. The Gil Hanse-rehabilitated 7,207-yard par-71...

    • Posted 239 days ago
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  • Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn-1772205
    Tweets of the week: Lindsey lauds Tiger, Blixt swears off orange

    The golf gods conspired to hand Adam Scott a win at The Barclays, as all his challengers wilted down the stretch. Scott, for his part, put together an inspired final-round 66, which neither he, nor anyone else...

    • Posted 241 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy Round 1 2013 British Open
    McIlroy shoots 79 in Round 1 at The Open

    Seventy nine golf shots is not how Rory McIlroy anticipated his first round going at the The Open Championship. Despite a well-documented anathema to links golf, McIlroy usually manages to plod his way around traditional golf courses,...

    • Posted 280 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy vs. the machine
    McIlroy Presents New Ways to Tackle Practice

    The European Tour brings you the latest and greatest in golfing competition, and its name is Jeff. In a video posted Thursday, Rory McIlroy went up against a Golf Laboratory Computer Controlled Hitting Machine (aka Jeff) to...

    • Posted 300 days ago
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  • Rose U.S. Open Feature spotlight
    Rose does it for Dad on Father’s Day

    Justin Rose was 22-years-old when his father, Ken, died from leukemia in 2002. Rose won twice on the European Tour that year, and gave the trophies to his dad in the hospital. Sunday at Merion, a teary-eyed...

    • Posted 311 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy
    McIlroy reaches breaking point at Merion

    In what seemed to be a summation of his season so far, Rory McIlroy took his frustration out one of his Nike irons after he dunked two shots into Cobb’s Creek on Merion’s No. 11, leading to...

    • Posted 312 days ago
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  • Donald Day 1 2013 U.S. Open
    Donald, Mickelson on top after Day 1

    Thursday at Merion was a day of soft conditions, delays, and surprisingly, tough scoring. Starting at 6:45 a.m ET., players went out on the first and 11th tees hoping that the soft and wet conditions would turn...

    • Posted 315 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy driver shaft
    McIlroy switches to prototype MRC driver shaft

    Rory McIlroy is using a new driver shaft this week at the U.S. Open, a prototype by Mitsubishi Rayon that is similar to the company’s Kuro Kage Silver shaft. McIlroy was previously playing another prototype Mitsubishi shaft,...

    • Posted 315 days ago
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    McIlroy still rolling with his Cameron putter

    Last week at the BMW Championship at Wentworth, Rory McIlroy switched from his Nike Method prototype putter back to his old Scotty Cameron gamer. Based on the photos we shot yesterday, it appears that the current No. 2-ranked golfer...

    • Posted 330 days ago
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  • WRXvisitstheoven420
    GolfWRX visits The Oven, Nike Golf R&D

    Nike Golf is not known to stick to typical golf tradition. Perhaps that’s rooted in the way it was born. Ben Hogan never touched a Nike golf club. Until June rolls around, a Nike club will have...

    • Posted 336 days ago
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  • Rory agent
    McIlroy leaves agent, will form his own company

    Just a few months after changing every golf club in his bag, World No. 2-ranked golfer Rory McIlroy will be making another huge change. The Irish Independent was first to report that McIlroy will leave his agent Conor Ridge...

    • Posted 342 days ago
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  • Nike Covert FAQ
    Nike Covert FAQ’s with Sara Brown

    Nike Golf’s new line of VR_S Covert drivers and fairway woods have been the most talked about new offering from the company in its history. But for many golfers, the differences between the company’s “Performance” and “Tour”...

    • Posted 349 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy
    The problems with Rory and traditional golf statistics

    Mark Twain was once said “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” This is often a popular adage from critics of an advanced metrics point of view. Normally this tends to occur with people who utilize anecdotal...

    • Posted 373 days ago
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  • Bubba Watson slipping on the Green Jacket in 2012
    The Masters: Our Major Preview

    “The winner of this tournament doesn’t just win a major,” Phil Mickelson said in 2001, when the 30-year-old was still trying to win his first major championship. “He becomes a part of the history of the game,...

    • Posted 379 days ago
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  • Bubba Watson
    The 23 golfers who can win the Master

    As the world’s most popular golf tournament plays this week, I wanted to give a rundown of the Masters from a statistical perspective. First, I want to discuss what I call the “Critical Holes” in a golf...

    • Posted 380 days ago
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