McIlroy's good karma, Poulter & Fowler 'overrated' - Gossip

Rory McIlroy gives away tickets, pros vote on most overrated player, Tiger & Vonn split

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Tue, 5 May 2015

Rory McIlroy believes good karma may have been the reason he triumphed at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in San Francisco.

McIlroy, who turned 26 the day after the win, was due to fly to Las Vegas on Saturday night to watch the boxing, but gave his tickets to Lee Westwood and friend Harry Diamond because his match against Paul Casey went to extra holes.

Instead of enjoying the plush surroundings of the MGM  Arena, McIlroy watched the bout on a wide screen in the media tent.

“I am a big believer in karma,” said the Northern Irishman. “I don’t know, obviously I think I give myself a much better chance of watching it in there than trying to make it to Vegas, that’s for sure.”

McIllroy say off American Gary Woodland 4&2 in the final at Harding Park, after seeing off Jim Furyk in the semi-final.

The only other players to win 10 PGA Tour wins before the age of 26 are Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus

Karmic forces help McIlroy

Rory McIlroy reckons good karma may have been behind his WGC-Match Play win in San Francisco on Sunday.

McIlroy, who turned 26 the day after the win, was due to fly to Las Vegas on Saturday night to watch the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight, but gave his tickets to Lee Westwood and friend Harry Diamond because his match against Paul Casey went to extra holes.

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Instead of enjoying the plush surroundings of the MGM Arena, McIlroy watched the bout on a wide screen in the media tent.

“I am a big believer in karma,” said the Northern Irishman. “I don’t know, obviously I think I give myself a much better chance of watching it in there than trying to make it to Vegas, that’s for sure.”

McIllroy saw off American Gary Woodland 4&2 in the final at Harding Park, after dispatching Jim Furyk in the semi-final.

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The only other players to win 10 PGA Tour titles before the age of 26 are Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus

Pros vote Fowler and Poulter 'most overrated'

Ian Pouter and Rickie Fowler are the most overrated players, according to fellow professionals.

The golfers both received 24% of the vote in an anonymous poll conducted by Sports Illustrated.

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Fowler, world number 13, only has one win on the PGA Tour, but finished in the top five in every major last year.

Poulter, world number 30, has 14 wins on the PGA and European Tour, and has been instrumental in the Ryder Cup for Europe.

Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan came third and fourth respectively.

Woods and Vonn split

Tiger Woods and skier Lindsey Vonn have announced a “mutual breakup” after three years together.

Olympic gold medallist Vonn posted on Facebook: “I will always cherish the memories that we've created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart.

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“I will always admire and respect Tiger. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Woods also blamed the couple’s “hectic lives” and said: “I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey and I’ll always cherish our time together. She has been amazing with Sam and Charlie and my entire family.”

Jimenez and Bradley have a heated exchange

Miguel Angel Jimenez and Keegan Bradley squared up to each other in a heated confrontation during the WGC-Cadillac Match Play.

The incident occurred after Bradley drove left of the 18th fairway at Harding Park, and consulted a rules official about a free drop.

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The Spaniard approached and insisted the drop was illegal, before telling the American’s caddie to “shut up” which prompted the American to go nose-to-nose with the 51-year-old.

“I felt like he was being disrespectful not only to me but my caddie,” Bradley said. “I was kind of standing up for my boy here.”

The pair exchanged verbals on the 18th green after Jimenez had wrapped up the match, and reports suggest the confrontation continued into the locker room.

Woosnam wins first Champions Tour event

Ian Woosnam won his first title on the US Champions Tour after coming through a play-off at the Insperity Invitational.

The former world number one holed a 30-foot putt to beat Kenny Perry and Tom Lehman on the first extra hole at Woodlands Country Club, Texas.

"I knew my game was coming around, so I was a little bit disappointed at the beginning of the week that I was struggling with a bad back, but I managed to dig in and grind through it," said the 1991 Masters champion.

“I feel like I'm getting a bit too old to go through the pain, but it paid off and I felt a lot better today. I played some great golf and I was fortunate to hole that long putt." 

Dubuisson Withdraws from Players 

Victor Dubuisson has withdrawn from The Players Championship for the second year in a row, gifting 21-year-old PGA Tour rookie Justin Thomas a spot at TPC Sawgrass.

The competition allows the world’s top 50 to enter, but only 49 will tee it up after the Frenchman decided to skip the PGA Tour’s flagship event. 

 

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