Rory Breaks Through In Dubai
Rory McIlroy held off a slew of Ryder Cuppers down the stretch to win on the European Tour. It only took McIlroy 18 months to capture his first pro win. He was so gracious and humble afterwards. After the round he said the win is “a monkey off his back.” How can you have any monkeys when you are only nineteen! Talk to Phil and Justin Rose, those guys had monkeys. Read more.
Renton Laidlaw’s One Liner
The best line of the weekend came from European Tour legendary announcer Renton Laidlaw. During Saturday’s coverage of the Dubai Desert Classic, Sweden’s Robert Karlsson found a bit of trouble. He was trying to cut off the dogleg on the eighteenth hole and hit a tree. His ball bounced backwards and landed in front of the tee, but short of the ladies tees. We all know what that means, The Talleywacker Rule. Laidlaw in his classic style feigns concern and says, “I hope they’re not invoking the usual rules.” Karlsson kept zipped up and bogeyed the hole.
Kenny Perry Does It Again!
Earlier in the week Kenny Perry said he wanted to win twenty PGA tournaments. Considering he is forty-eight and had only twelve wins that sounded like a herculean task. Well, Kenny should make more predictions, because it worked. The Ryder Cup Wonder Boy pulled it off and won the FBR Open for his thirteenth career win. Since he won three titles last year, he may need only two or three more years to do it. Read more