News for Sunday, June 19, 2011


News 2011 June 19


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Commentary: Golf has found its new star

Commentary: Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy turned in one of the most impressive performances in major-championship history, not only collecting his first major but making his Masters collapse nothing more than a prelude to glory.

Video: McIlroy talks about major victory

Video: McIlroy's moment

Rory McIlroy sat down with our partner,, to talk about his big victory at Congressional Country Club on Sunday. Blog: Donald, Garrigus & more

The 2011 U.S. Open has wrapped up with a dominant Rory McIlroy performance. Our partners at caught up with the likes of Luke Donald and Robert Garrigus to talk about the week at Congressional.

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5 Things: McIlroy sets 12 U.S. Open records

5 Things: Final round

Five things you need to know from Rory McIlroy’s historic win at Congressional Country Club, including setting 12 U.S. Open records. A short memory helped, reports D.J. Piehowski.

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Australia's Mathew Goggin wins Wichita Open

Australia's Mathew Goggin won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour title of the year and fourth overall.

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Holywood ending: McIlroy a hometown hero

At the club in Northern Ireland where Rory McIlroy learned to play golf, they celebrated from the first birdie Sunday.

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Records set by McIlroy in blowout victory

Records set by Rory McIlroy at the 2011 U.S. Open held at Congressional Country Club (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md.

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McIlroy dominates in winning 2011 U.S. Open

2011 U.S. Open: Rory wins

Rory McIlroy finished the 111th U.S. Open at 16 under and eight shots ahead of the field, setting records and prompting insiders to proclaim that golf has its new superstar.

Instruction: Faldo's tip on distance control

A tip on distance control from the Faldo academy in Orlando, Fla.

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Fitness: Body for Balance for Performance

Body Balance for Performance says its agility workouts are ideal for a golfer.

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N.C. State’s Choi erases deficit, wins Monroe

N.C. State’s Albin Choi overcame a four-shot deficit to Chase Wright with eight holes to go, then won a playoff at the Monroe Invitational.

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Club-fitting series: Find the right wedges

Club-fitting series: Part III

In an era of smaller grooves, how does a golfer find the right configuration of wedges? Titleist's Bob Vokey has an answer.

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Club-fitting series: The club-matching process

Club-fitting series: Part II

What’s in store for club matching? Here are four examples of how the process is evolving:

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Club-fitting series: Importance of being fitted

Club-fitting series: Part 1

Why should all golfers be professionally fit for their golf clubs? Because fitting is the No. 1 fundamental for providing consistency throughout a set of clubs.

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Commentary: This is simply McIlroy's destiny

Commentary: Rory McIlroy

Commentary: Humble and driven, Rory McIlroy showed early that success on the biggest stages was part of his destiny – and will continue to be, writes Alistair Tait.

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Australian Zions wins Saint-Omer Open

Matthew Zions of Australia shot a 2-under 69 to win his first European Tour title Sunday at the Saint-Omer Open.

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Final-round tee times for 111th U.S. Open

The tee times for the final round at the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

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What to watch for: Sunday's course setup

A final round that threatens (or promises) to be a coronation, but you never really know. But some telltale things today will reveal a lot about the day.

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5 Things: U.S. Open title within reach for McIlroy

2011 U.S. Open: 5 Things

Five things to keep an eye on during Rory McIlroy’s final round at Congressional Country Club.