Rory McIlroy is inching closer to his return from an ankle injury he suffered a month ago. On Thursday, the world No. 1 golfer gave us a glimpse of how nasty the injury was and how far he has come in his recovery.
Rory McIlroy’s participation in The Open Championship next week is in doubt after the world’s No. 1 ranked golfer suffered ligament damage in his ankle playing soccer over the weekend. While golf fans around the world would like to see McIlroy’s inclusion in the tournament, one employee of FOX Business Network doesn’t share the warmest regards for the 26-year-old.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, known by many as just Kennedy, is a co-host of FOX’s “Outnumbered.” On Monday, as heard in the above video, Kennedy called McIlroy a “leprechaun” before adding that she “can’t stand him.” During Tuesday’s show, Kennedy clarified her comments by saying:
“Yesterday at this time I used the word leprechaun to describe golfer Rory McIlroy. I love sports, I love golf, but I am not a fan of Rory’s. Mostly for the way he treated tennis great Caroline Wozniacki and discarded her like a piece of chewed gum when he broke her heart and broke off their engagement in a short phone conversation. That’s worse than breaking up on a Post-it. Now to be clear, neither Harris nor Jenna Lee used the term and I don’t want them to get the credit for it. I called Rory McIlroy a leprechaun and believe me I wanted to call him much worse. As you know, some of my best friends are leprechauns and they also have tremendous sense of humor. Thank you.”
Kennedy is certainly not the only one who wasn’t happy with the way the relationship between McIlroy and Wozniacki ended. However, when she voices her opinion on the matter, the audience is large. Add to it that she used a term seen as derogatory by some and it’s not surprising Kennedy addressed the remarks a day later.
“Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday,” he wrote. “Continuing to assess extent of injury and treatment plan day by day. Rehab already started … Working hard to get back as soon as I can.”
Much of the discussion surrounding the U.S. Open dealt with how difficult the greens were at Chambers Bay, but Rory McIlroy didn’t have much trouble with the 13th green on Sunday.
McIlroy drained an insane 72-foot putt that pulled him to within two of the leaders. It was easily the best putt we saw over a weekend in which putts were missed from inside of six feet with regularity. Here’s the video:
When you look at the perfect putt Darren Clarke hit on Friday that somehow didn’t go in the hole, it’s hard to believe McIlroy was able to sink a putt like that. I guess that’s why he’s ranked No. 1 in the world.
Rory McIlroy ended his engagement with Caroline Wozniacki roughly one year ago, and he has since moved on to a new woman — one who works in his own field.
Rumors of McIlroy dating PGA employee Erica Stoll surfaced back in January. While McIlroy did not mention Stoll by name in a recent interview with the Times Magazine, he essentially confirmed that the two have been dating.
“I have met someone new,” the World No. 1 golfer said, via the Irish Independent. “She doesn’t play golf, but she is involved with golf. I have known her for three years and we are good friends … If everything off the golf course is good, it allows you to be better on it as well.
“I am very happy in my love life. We haven’t really been putting it out there. She is from America, which is why I like to spend time in Palm Beach (in Florida). The past six or seven months have been really nice. That part of my life is going great.”
After missing the cut at the Irish Open over the weekend, McIlroy and Stoll took in the final round together. They were photographed holding hands.
Caroline Wozniacki sent what appeared to be a very nice tweet on Sunday afternoon congratulating Jordan Spieth on his Masters win, but was there more to it than that? Social media detectives seem to think so.
Because of the way Wozniacki worded her congratulations, some felt she was taking a backhanded swipe at ex-boyfriend Rory McIlroy.
Congratulations to @JordanSpieth on winning @TheMasters! Extremely impressive how he came out firing from the start and never looked back!
Wozniacki’s right. Spieth is the first Masters champion in 39 years to have the lead after all four rounds of the tournament. However, Chris Chase of For the Win notes that Woz rarely ever tweets about sports other than tennis and hasn’t really mentioned golf or the PGA since she was dating McIlroy.
World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy is currently the face of the sport, and EA Sports has decided to treat him as such. The company announced on Monday that McIlroy has officially been named the new face of its PGA Tour video game series.
“When you grow up playing golf you never really dream of being a character in a video game, let alone the guy on the box,” McIlroy told GolfDigest.com. “The technology powering the game is incredible. The courses are absolutely gorgeous, and looking at screenshots from the game you think someone just took a photo of the actual holes.”
The greatest golfer on the planet and the greatest quarterback on the planet are planning to play a round of golf together at the greatest course on the planet.
According to Todd Lewis of the Golf Channel, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be joining Rory McIlroy for 18 holes at Augusta National next week. McIlroy will be looking to tune up his game roughly one month before the Masters, while Brady’s goal will likely be to own life a little bit more.
Brady is actually an avid golfer and has been around the sport for a long time, as we learned when we saw his old resume. He’s an 8-handicap, which is very impressive for someone who spends most of his time playing football.
I’m sure Brady will just look to enjoy himself at our nation’s most storied golf course, but we are all going to be thinking the same thing — can he beat Peyton Manning’s Augusta National score? I wouldn’t bet against it.
Some cheeky stadium operators at a rugby match in Ireland on Friday did their best to rattle Rory McIlroy, but the
world No. 1 golfer showed an impressive ability to shake off the troll job.
McIlroy is a fan of Ulster, one of the four pro rugby teams in Ireland, and attended the team’s game against Connacht Friday. While the golfer was conducting an interview at halftime with BBC, the stadium operators played Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” over the sound system.
McIlroy was in the middle of talking when he noticed what was going on. He gave a few laughs, then said, “oh dear,” as he shook his head with a smile on his face.