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June 21, 2011
He's winner off course Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune Rory McIlroy aspires to be more than Tiger Woods, and here's hoping he gets there. As a golfer, he's just as talented. "Such a fluid motion," Luke Donald marveled. Not that that means he'll get to 14 major victories. It has taken Phil Mickelson 20 years to win four. Ernie Els has three. And there are a mess of talented players (Davis Love III and Tom Weiskopf come to mind) who have only one. Where McIlroy already has Tiger crushed is off the course.
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September 27, 2012
Pick, don't bet on U.S. Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune I'll pick the Stars and Stripes. You can justify the pick like this: Even though the Americans have lost four straight on the road, they've won two of their last three in the land of the free. Plus Tiger Woods is to Chicago golf what pre-busted Lance Armstrong was to the Tour de France. Woods won the last two majors played at Medinah. But the Europeans have the better putters (Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter)
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2012
The legendary Bobby Jones once remarked about an otherwordly star taking the sport by storm, "Jack Nicklausplays a game with which I'm not familiar. " Decades later, Nicklaus said nearly the same thing about another prodigy named Tiger Woods. Woods probably won't say it -- at least not yet -- but he could say of Rory McIlroy, "He plays a game with which I was once familiar. " McIlroy showed again Sunday in the final round of the PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C., what all the excitement was about when he burst on the scene a few years ago as a curly-haired teenager from Northern Ireland.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2012
The legendary Bobby Jones once remarked about an otherwordly star taking the sport by storm, "Jack Nicklausplays a game with which I'm not familiar. " Decades later, Nicklaus said nearly the same thing about another prodigy named Tiger Woods. Woods probably won't say it -- at least not yet -- but he could say of Rory McIlroy, "He plays a game with which I was once familiar. " McIlroy showed again Sunday in the final round of the PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C., what all the excitement was about when he burst on the scene a few years ago as a curly-haired teenager from Northern Ireland.
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September 27, 2012
Pick, don't bet on U.S. Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune I'll pick the Stars and Stripes. You can justify the pick like this: Even though the Americans have lost four straight on the road, they've won two of their last three in the land of the free. Plus Tiger Woods is to Chicago golf what pre-busted Lance Armstrong was to the Tour de France. Woods won the last two majors played at Medinah. But the Europeans have the better putters (Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter)
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July 18, 2010
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Somewhere, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin had to be doing at least occasional look-ins on the progress at St. Andrews. What he saw couldn't have made for an appetizing lunch. After leader Louis Oosthuizen came the names of Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and young Alejandro Canizares. A reappearance by Henrik Stenson, another by Rory McIlroy. All Europeans. No Woods. No Mickelson. No Stricker. At one point, there was just one American among the first 12 names on the Open leaderboard.
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By Jeff Shain, Tribune Newspapers | July 16, 2010
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Tiger Woods took 32 putts Thursday with the new putter he brought to St. Andrews. That's more than he averaged two weeks ago with his old one. Not that it seemed to bother Woods. Nor did it keep golf's No. 1 attraction from one of his best rounds of his post-scandal comeback. Woods opened his quest for a St. Andrews three-peat with a 5-under-par 67 — one shot off his season best and four behind leader Rory McIlroy. "You had to go get it," said Woods, who finished the day tied for eighth.
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By Jeff Shain, Tribune newspapers | July 18, 2010
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — For the record, Friday's wind-whipped 80 didn't change Rory McIlroy's feelings for the Old Course. "I like it a lot more when there's not much wind," the 21-year-old pro said Saturday. "But it's a fantastic golf course. It's the best. You have to play every sort of (shot), and I was able to play most of them (Saturday)." The third round brought milder weather and a 69 for McIlroy — meaning he still hasn't posted a competitive round in the 70s on the Old Course.
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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune reporter | June 19, 2010
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — He's a teenager with a huge following — literally. Wherever Japan's Ryo Ishikawa goes, a media contingent of about 40 follows. "I've played with him in Japan and it's even worse over there," said Rory McIlroy, who watched Ishikawa shoot 70-71 to put himself in contention at the U.S. Open. "He handles it very, very well. That's probably the most impressive thing about him — apart from how he plays golf." Ishikawa, who stands 5 feet 7, 140 pounds and won't turn 19 until September, shot a 12-under 58 last month to win his seventh Japan Tour title.
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By Jeff Shain, Tribune Newspapers | July 16, 2010
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Through eight holes, his day gave no indication of being anything special. Certainly not even close to the best Rory McIlroy has produced at St. Andrews. An early birdie, the rest pars. With all the low rounds in progress on a wheezing, bleeding-red Old Course, the mop-topped 21-year-old from Northern Ireland was losing British Open ground. It changed with one magnificent lash. With no breeze to consider, McIlroy grabbed his driver and bypassed the fairway at the 352-yard ninth — a blast that cleared both bunkers in the middle of the fairway and skittered onto the putting surface.
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By Steven Petrella | July 18, 2012
Whenever Tiger Woods is playing golf from now until he retires, the question of whether or not he is 'back' will always come up. It's inevitable, unfortunately, the answer to that isn't as black and white as some people make it out to be. Can he win majors, compete at a high level and be one of the world's best golfers? Sure, he absolutely can. But is he back? Like Tiger back? Like every player on the course fears him back? Like never, ever blowing a lead on a Sunday back? No, and I don't think he ever will be.  In 2008, when Tiger Woods forced a playoff against Rocco Mediate with a 15-foot birdie putt in the US Open, everyone was scared.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
In the old days, Tiger Woods might have won the AT&T National with ease. In the old days, Woods might not have needed his closest competitor to bogey the last three holes at Congressional Country Club. In the old days, Woods might not have stopped to acknowledge the two military officers waiting his arrival at the 18th tee before he made his final putt. In the old days, Woods might not have acknowledged the crowd - twice - and high-fived some volunteers en route to the scoring tent.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2012
Tiger is back. Tiger is not back yet. Tiger is back. Tiger is not back yet. As you might be able to see, I am undecided on this popular and perplexing topic. Watching what Tiger Woods did Sunday at Muirfield Village Golf Club, coming from two shots down with four holes to play to win the Memorial Tournament and tie the event's legendary host, Jack Nicklaus, with PGA Tour victory No. 73, brought back memories from the years when Woods was undeniably the No. 1 player in golf.
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April 5, 2012
Bloom will be on Rose Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune There are three types of players in the Masters field: The guys we know by a single name (Tiger, Rory, Phil, Sergio, Bubba), the ones whose names are somewhat difficult to spell (Graeme, Charl) and the rest of the field. My Masters pick is from the third list. Justin Rose shed his rep for blowing Sunday leads at the 2011 BMW Championship. His five-shot edge shrunk to one until he chipped in for birdie on No. 17. Last month at Doral, he rallied from three shots down to claim his fourth PGA Tour victory in less than two years.
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Sports Digest | March 8, 2012
Colleges Terps baseball off to 2nd-best start since '24 Second baseman Kyle Convissar (Severna Park) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs Tomo Delp as No.20 Maryland beat Navy, 4-2, on Wednesday to capture its 10th straight baseball victory and improve to 11-1 overall, its second-best start since 1924. In the past 88 years the school has had a better start just once — 12-1 in 1967. The Terps can match that record Friday when they open Atlantic Coast Conference play at Wake Forest.
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August 29, 2011
Tiger still more talented Bill Kline The Morning Call Sure, the field has caught and even trampled Tiger Woods in stroke-play tournaments. But Tiger still has more talent than the bottom third of the U.S. Presidents Cup team combined. In match play, particularly one-on-one, he has as much resolve as a freedom fighter. And when Tiger is inspired — as he will be after his selection is maligned by some — his engine gets fired up more than Dick Vitale preaching at a motivational seminar.
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By Bill Dwyre, Tribune Newspapers | July 16, 2010
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — It was a strange and fascinating Thursday, this opening round of the 150th anniversary British Open. The past and future trumped the present. From the depths of memory came lumbering John Daly, 44 and no longer lumbering. His greatest moment in golf was 50 pounds ago at the 1995 British Open, which he won at this same seaside shrine to the game. His second-greatest moment, with apologies to his 1991 PGA Championship title, might well have been the 6-under 66 he shot Thursday.
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August 29, 2011
Tiger still more talented Bill Kline The Morning Call Sure, the field has caught and even trampled Tiger Woods in stroke-play tournaments. But Tiger still has more talent than the bottom third of the U.S. Presidents Cup team combined. In match play, particularly one-on-one, he has as much resolve as a freedom fighter. And when Tiger is inspired — as he will be after his selection is maligned by some — his engine gets fired up more than Dick Vitale preaching at a motivational seminar.
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June 21, 2011
He's winner off course Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune Rory McIlroy aspires to be more than Tiger Woods, and here's hoping he gets there. As a golfer, he's just as talented. "Such a fluid motion," Luke Donald marveled. Not that that means he'll get to 14 major victories. It has taken Phil Mickelson 20 years to win four. Ernie Els has three. And there are a mess of talented players (Davis Love III and Tom Weiskopf come to mind) who have only one. Where McIlroy already has Tiger crushed is off the course.
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July 18, 2010
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Somewhere, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin had to be doing at least occasional look-ins on the progress at St. Andrews. What he saw couldn't have made for an appetizing lunch. After leader Louis Oosthuizen came the names of Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and young Alejandro Canizares. A reappearance by Henrik Stenson, another by Rory McIlroy. All Europeans. No Woods. No Mickelson. No Stricker. At one point, there was just one American among the first 12 names on the Open leaderboard.
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