Rory McIlroy, playing the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, birdied his first hole of the 2015 season on the way to a 5-under 67. But it was the late-round magic that really turned heads.
You can count on Rory McIlroy being the betting favorite to win the 2015 Masters. But if he is to back that up (and in the process, complete the career Grand Slam), one thing is certain: He better figure out the par 5s.
The 2014 PGA Tour season was highlighted with breakout performances, cash grabs and a top player who filed on all cylinders. The lowlights were plentiful, too. Jim McCabe presents 10 of the most notable moments.
Before the 2014 European Tour season finale gets underway in Dubai, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson took a few moments to relive some of their fondest shots on No. 18 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker notched a pair of halves on Friday, and will look to continue to put points on the board when they take on Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy in Saturday morning's final four-balls match at 3:20 a.m. EDT.
After the U.S. took a one-point lead after Friday's four-ball session, the Europeans stormed back in foursomes, winning three matches and halving the other to take a two-point lead after Day 1 of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Phil Mickelson made a short birdie putt at the par-5 18th to give Keegan Bradley and himself a 1-up victory over Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia in Friday morning's final four-ball match at the 2014 Ryder Cup.