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Rory McIlroy says Arnold Palmer Invitational was positive experience

In spite of finishing outside the top 10 places in the recently concluded Arnold Palmer Invitational event, world number one Rory McIlroy believes that he can take plenty of positives from his performance at the tournament.

The Northern Irishman shot a 70 in the end, with two birdies in his final three rounds – his last round of golf before taking a week long break to prepare for the Masters tournament takes place in two weeks, with plenty of history at stake for the 25 year old. He has left with plenty of room for improvement, however, with just one finish inside the top ten despite playing three tournaments on the PGA Tour already this year.

He has shot just one round under the 60s. Rory McIlroy heads into the Masters at the Augusta National where he will be looking to add a third straight major title to his name, as well as the fabled career grand slam – winning all four major titles.

Speaking after the event, McIlroy said that there has definitely been some progress considering what he was working on after the event at Doral. He added that there are still some areas of his game that he needs to tidy up but he saw enough positive signs to be optimistic over the next couple of weeks and he knows what he needs to work on. [Continue reading…]

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Rory McIlroy one of the most eligible bachelors

He is the planet’s top ranked golfer, has a charmingly beautiful winning smile as well as millions of dollars in the bank – Rory McIlroy is used to topping several lists in sports.

But when it comes down to the list of the most eligible bachelors in the world, the 25 year old from Northern Ireland comes in at a humbling 35th.

American magazine Town and Country has named the Northern Irishman as one among the top 50 single men around the world. This list is dominated completely by heirs to huge fortunes, media types and even members of the United States’ Kennedy family. What is impressive is that the world number one golfer is one of only 10 men under 25 years of age to be named in the rankings. [Continue reading…]

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McGinley and McIlroy Part their Ways

Graeme McDowell believes European Ryder Cup skipper Paul McGinley made the right call by not pairing him up with compatriot Rory McIlroy. There was a lot of talk before the event that the two compatriots would not be paired up together for the first time in three Ryder Cups and in the end Paul McGinley decided that it would be better to break up the pairing.

And McDowell believes this was the right call as the two of them did not have a record that was overwhelmingly brilliant over the past two editions of the event and at best, the two of them could have played a couple of foursomes. He also hailed the decision making of McGinley throughout the event and considers the win for Team Europe as a testimony to his skills as a skipper.

There was a lot of talk prior to the event about how Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell would deal with being paired together considering the litigation that the world number one filed against the sports management company that the two of them had set up a few years back. And although both the players had openly said that they had patched their differences up, McGinley decided it was in the best interest of the team to not pair them up.

Rory McIlroy was paired thrice with Sergio Garcia and once with Ian Poulter and his record of 1-1-2 was quite impressive while G-Mac was teamed with Victor Dubuisson.

McDowell also mentioned that over the last four editons of the tournament, he has been quite lucky in terms of his partners, having had played Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ian Poulter and his compatriot McIlroy and he believes those are quite the partners in crime and he is lucky and proud to have been able to play with them.

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