A golf fan is believed to have unwittingly pocketed superstar Rory McIlroy’s lost ball at the British Open, which could have cost him up to $203,000 in prize money. McIlroy, 28, was penalized for losing his ball on the 15th hole after a wild shot, costing him a slim chance of catching Jordan Spieth and the leaders. But a man was filmed apparently picking up a ball from shrubs. McIlroy went on to finish joint fourth, picking up $477,000 in prize money. Without the two-shot penalty, he could have been third. He started the final round nine shots behind Spieth — and came within four of catching him — before the drama at Royal Birkdale. The Sun’s 90-second video starts just after McIlroy had hooked
The green jacket will be making an appearance on the Gold Coast of Australia later this year. Masters champ Sergio Garcia has officially committed to the Australian PGA Championship, held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at RACV Royal Pines Resort in Queensland. It will mark the Spaniard's first appearance in Australia since he finished T-28 at the 2010 JBWere Masters. "I look forward to celebrating the end of the year at the Australian PGA Championship," Garcia said in a statement. "It's been a long time since I have visited Australia, but I remember how welcoming the fans were and I have been trying to get back for some time now." Garcia has made the rounds already this year with the green jacket in tow, including
There isn’t a much better way to celebrate your 24th birthday than by turning your newly-won Claret Jug into a cake. That’s exactly how Jordan Spieth marked his happy day on Thursday, thanks in part to his mom, Christine. Sunday, Spieth became just the second golfer all time (joining Jack Nicklaus) to win three legs of the Grand Slam before the age of 24. He goes for number four in two weeks at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C. Happy birthday.