It’s A Start: Tiger Top American
Tiger Woods is once again the highest-ranked American in the Official World Golf
Ranking. After picking up his 73rd PGA Tour win
in dramatic fashion at the Memorial Tournament, Woods improved five spots to fourth.
Luke Donald remains No. 1, expanding his
lead over Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood.
All Things Rory
According to four people with direct knowledge, Phil Mickelson sent a text message to
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem from the
sixth fairway at Muirfield Village on Thursday,
suggesting that a lack of policing fans with
cell phones was getting out of hand. Mickelson
withdrew after an opening 79, citing fatigue.
Rory McIlroy has received an on-air
rocket from Jack Nicklaus over his decision
to play in the St Jude Classic in Memphis.
The Golden Bear was clearly unhappy after
learning the Northern Irishman had broken
with his usual pattern of taking the week off
before a major.
One of the PGA Tour’s most promising golf
stars will battle it out with the cream of the
European crop when Nick Watney plays in the
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at
Castle Stuart Golf Club from July 12-15.
Arnie Burdick, longtime media relations
director for the PGA Tour’s Heritage event on
Hilton Head Island, died Tuesday afternoon at
Hilton Head Regional Medical Center after a
brief illness. Burdick, who recently worked his
27th Heritage, was 92.
McIlroy’s girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, is unveiling an underwear and bra line this week that will include a major ad campaign airing in Europe. READ MORE
A furious Holly Sweeney has hit out at
claims that ex-boyfriend McIlroy bought her
the luxury Belfast penthouse apartment
that she is selling. The 21-year-old from
Holywood, Co Down, says she paid off the
mortgage on the flat, in the Boat building on
the banks of the Lagan, herself. She has it
on the market at a cool £660,000 (€811,000).