Nicklaus speaks: "Are you trying to tell me you have more pressure trying to win the Ryder Cup than you do coming down the stretch trying to win the US Open? Crap!”
It appears that Jack Nicklaus wishes the US team would quit fretting about overcoming Ryder Cup pressure and concentrate on winning majors.
Can Clarke beat the captain's curse and win big again?
Darren Clarke is hoping his appointment as European Ryder Cup captain can improve his on-course performance, starting at this week’s Joburg Open in South Africa. But can he overcome the weight of responsibility and win again before he joins the Senior Tour? It's something that few have managed.
McIlroy contemplates Rory Slam: "To win three majors in a row and maybe hold all four if I win the US Open, it is huge things we are talking about here"
Rory McIlroy wants to win the Masters and his third major in a row to complete the career grand slam at Augusta next April. But he also hinted, just for a moment, that thoughts of holding all four majors at the same time are flitting through his head.
Nicklaus sees himself in Rory: "When I was 25, I probably played golf courses a little bit more with power than I did with finesse"
Jack Nicklaus could not have been more complimentary about Rory McIlroy and the Holywood man's victory in The Open and believes his future major tally will be limited only by his desire and ambition.
Parting shot a blessing for McIlroy
There’s a lot of love out there for Rory McIlroy but while everyone from Russell Henley to Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller were constructive and kind about the Ulsterman’s final round collapse at the Honda Classic, the man himself started the healing process straight way by taking ownership of his mistakes.
Mauled McIlroy talks straight: "Even if I had won, it would have felt a little bit undeserved”
In golf the only mathematics that count are the numbers at the bottom of the scorecard and when Rory McIlroy sat down to do his accounts after the final round of the Honda Classic, the credit column showed a gilt-edged five wood to 11 feet at the final hole that almost balanced out the huge overspend of the previous holes in the debit column. Almost.
Rory's US PGA win was the biggest - just not the best
Bigger doesn’t always mean better, especially for the statistics freaks of the sports world.
Rory McIlroy’s phonomenal eight-stroke win at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course beat the previous margin of victory record for the US PGA, set by Jack Nicklaus at Oak Hill in 1980, by a shot. But was it the best?