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Rory McIlroy Drops Out of Olympics Over Zika Fears

Golf is making its first appearance at the Olympics in 112 years

(Newser) - Golfer Rory McIlroy won't be participating in this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus, the BBC reports. According to the New York Times , he's the "highest-profile athlete" to pull out because of Zika so far. McIlroy, who was going to... More »

Sorry, US: Europe Keeps Ryder Cup

Europeans have won 8 of last 10 meetings

(Newser) - The Ryder Cup is staying in Europe. Jamie Donaldson assured Europe the 14 points it needed to keep the precious gold trophy today when he went 4 up with four holes to play against Keegan Bradley. The worst he could do was a half-point. Rory McIlroy showed off his class... More »

McIlroy Wins British Open, Scores Cash ... for Dad?

Who had bet 10 years ago that son would have 3 majors by age 26

(Newser) - Rory McIlroy held off Sergio Garcia to win the British Open today, making him only the third golfer in history—after Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods—to have won three different majors by the age of 25, reports the AP . "It feels incredible," he tells the BBC . "... More »

No. 1 Golfer McIlroy Walks Off Course

He cities wisdom tooth, but skepticism abounds

(Newser) - The world's top-ranked golfer pulled a rare stunt today, calling it quits in the middle of his round and walking off the course. Rory McIlroy withdrew from the Honda Classic, where he's the defending champ, after going 7-over par on his first eight holes, reports USA Today . "... More »

Brandt Snedeker Pulls Away, Wins FedEx Cup

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods faded early today

(Newser) - Brandt Snedeker played the round of his life and claimed the biggest payoff in golf. Snedeker, needing to win the Tour Championship today to beat out Rory McIlroy for the FedEx Cup, made three big birdies on the back nine at East Lake and pulled away to win both trophies.... More »

McIlroy Wins US Open, Sets Record

He closes his 4-day onslaught at 16-under par

(Newser) - Every time Rory McIlroy lined up a shot today, there was some sort of record on the line, some kind of history to be made. That was this year's US Open version of suspense. There was never any doubt that the kid from Northern Ireland was going to win... More »

Rory McIlroy Leads After Historic Round

He briefly held mark for lowest score ever at US Open

(Newser) - Rory McIlroy finally made a mistake, and even that wasn't enough to make this US Open a fair fight. For 17 holes today, McIlroy systematically dissected the monstrous layout at Congressional and put the same kind of hurt on a US Open record book that doesn't change easily.... More »

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