OPEN champion Rory McIlroy was pleased to get back to work despite a double bogey near the end of his first round at the $9million WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
Dustin Johnson quits to ‘seek professional help for personal challenges’ and is likely to miss Ryder Cup
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 2014: Rory McIlroy still has Claret Jug in his bag – but now it’s back down to business
Newly crowned Open champion Rory McIlroy had to settle for an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron.
World No16 will miss US PGA and Septembers Ryder Cup
The US golfer Dustin Johnson is taking a break to seek help for personal challenges and will miss the US PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup play-offs and the Ryder Cup.
In a statement on Thursday from Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately. It did not indicate how long he would be out, though the agent David Winkle told the PGA of America Johnson would not be at the US PGA Championship next week or the Ryder Cup in September.Continue reading...
Rory McIlroy cards 69 at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
The newly crowned Open champion, Rory McIlroy, shot an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio but Justin Rose carded a flawless five-under-par 65 to lie just one shot behind the leader, Marc Leishman of Australia.
McIlroy, playing his first event since claiming his third major title, played his opening 11 holes in three under par at Firestone Country Club but the 25-year-old then three-putted the 3rd hole his 12th and ran up a double-bogey six on the 8th after finding a greenside bunker with his approach and taking four more shots to get down before finishing in style with birdie on the 9th to finish one under par.Continue reading...