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Players Championship live blog: Rory, Rahm, Fleetwood battle for lead; DJ off to hot start

While the leaders don't tee off until 1:35 p.m., some early noise is already being made on this Sunday at TPC Sawgrass. Not surprisingly, it's being made by Tiger Woods, who teed off at 9:45 a.m. alongside Matt Fitzpatrick. They each got to two under through six holes, with Woods making birdies at t


Players Championship 2019: Rory McIlroy wins by one with a back-nine flourish

A Players Championship outcome that became anyone’s guess in a frenetic dash to the finish line at the TPC Sawgrass on Sunday finally was won by Rory McIlroy, generally the likeliest of candidates to do so.


What's in the bag: Players champion McIlroy

Rory McIlroy won for the first time in 365 days by capturing the Players Championship Sunday at TPC Sawgrass. Here's a look inside of his bag:. DRIVER: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70 TX shaft.


The 19th Hole Golf Show: Recapping Rory’s win at The Players and Ryan’s trip to Puerto Rico

After a month on the road, Ryan's back to talk about the incredible finish at The Players. TPC Sawgrass was A-plus in March, and the finale on Sunday was the most entertaining of the year. We dig in on Rory McIlroy's win, Jim Furyk's resurgence, Jon Rahm's meltdown and what to expect next March.

THEGOLFNEWSNET.COM - 2019-03-18 19:37:25

2019 Players Championship tee times, pairings: When Tiger Woods, field start Round 4 on Sunday

Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood make up the all-Euro main event at the very end, but the undercards in Round 4 of the 2019 Players Championship on Sunday should also be a delight. Tiger Woods gets Matt Fitzpatrick early in Round 4, while Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson as well as Patrick Reed and Adam S


‘It’s an epidemic’: Rory McIlroy criticizes pace of play on Tour as unacceptable

Rory McIlroy has proven a willingness to share what’s on his mind, and this week it’s the pace of play at the Players Championship. McIlroy called it “unacceptable.”. Despite holding a share of the lead after 36 holes at TPC Sawgrass, McIlroy sounded off about pace of play toward the end of his pres


McIlroy, Fleetwood share lead at the Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Rory McIlroy was nearly as good at the end as Tommy Fleetwood was at the start Friday in the Players Championship. McIlroy hit a 4-iron to 10 feet for eagle, ran in a 20-foot birdie putt on the island-green 17th and then made a bold play with a towering shot over a tree 20


Rory McIlroy may have stopped caring about winning, which is a big problem ... for everyone else

Rory McIlroy is incredibly smart. He is also maybe the most self-aware athlete in the world. And this is a problem for Rory McIlroy. When you are 22 and wide eyed with a swing that turns other pros (other pros!) into walking pools of gobbledygook when they try and describe what they are seeing, bein

CBS SPORTS - 2019-03-18 16:12:00

McIlroy new Masters favorite after Players victory

Rory McIlroy captured his first Players Championship Sunday at TPC Sawgrass. Now, he's the favorite to win another big tournament that has eluded him. Shortly after his one-shot win over Jim Furyk at TPC Sawgrass, McIlroy supplanted Dustin Johnson as the favorite to win next month's Masters, accordi

GOLF CHANNEL - 2019-03-18 16:55:12

Late birdies lift McIlroy's spirits, lead to title at The Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a major.


Rory McIlroy found perspective, and now he’s back where he belongs

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Late Sunday afternoon, during one of the craziest final rounds ever at the Players, while a litany of big-time players were losing their minds, with the Twittersphere in an uproar and the drunks at the Stadium Course in full-throat, Rory McIlroy was an island of tranquility


McIlroy gets congratulatory text from Tiger after Players Championship

Even Tiger Woods was impressed by Rory McIlroy's clutch performance Sunday on the back nine at TPC Sawgrass. Woods, a four-time Masters champion and one of McIlroy's heroes as a child, sent a text to McIlroy congratulating the 29-year-old on his win at The Players.

MSN.COM - 2019-03-18 20:35:38

Top Rory McIlroy Cards

Not since Tiger Woods has a golfer entered the PGA with as much hype and promise as Rory McIlroy. This excitement has carried over into the hobby with Rory McIlroy cards drawing plenty of attention.


McIlroy silences doubters, Tiger's uneven week, Koepka's diet has him "out of sorts" and Simpson sounds off on rules: What you missed

Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here's every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of March 18.


Rory McIlroy jokes about ‘getting kicked out of bars’ for underage drinking early in career

Rory McIlroy’s whirlwind Sunday at the Players Championship ended in a triumphant victory. While soaking in the glory, Rory revealed a story about another kind of soaking: drinking underage during his first Players Championship appearance.

GOLF.COM - 2019-03-18 20:43:06

McIlroy ends year-long winless drought with victory at The Players

Rory McIlroy was indeed building to something — a Players Championship. The Ulsterman poured in four back-nine birdies to best Jim Furyk by one and break his one-year winless drought. Here’s how McIlroy overcame his recent final-round woes to stand triumphant at TPC Sawgrass:


Monday Scorecard: Rory's final round is a microcosm of his resurgence

"Monday Scorecard" is a look back at the biggest stories from the golf world over the past seven days. This doesn't mean he ever left, but the chubby, curly-haired 20-year-old who was expected to seamlessly take the torch from Tiger Woods and carry the sport for another decade or so has re-emerged.

THESCORE - 2019-03-18 21:54:50

Does Rory McIlroy Have a Wife? Is the Golfer Married?

Rory McIlroy is married to wife Erica Stoll, but the former PGA Tour employee prefers to stay out of the public eye. It was Stoll that was one of the PGA employees that prevented McIlroy from missing his 2012 Ryder Cup tee time.


Arnold Palmer Invitational 2019: Matthew Fitzpatrick Leads Rory McIlroy After R3

Moving day at the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational lived up to its name, as Matthew Fitzpatrick jumped up eight spots into sole possession of the lead at nine under par. There were a lot of big changes near the top of the leaderboard in the third round. Rory McIlroy put himself in prime position to w


Monday Finish: McIlroy closes like a champion at THE PLAYERS

The old saying goes, "Never doubt a champion." And Rory McIlroy is certainly a great champion. McIlroy can now add THE PLAYERS Championship before the descriptor, and it is very much deserved.

PGA TOUR - 2019-03-18 22:34:19