Blur the specifics a little, and you could be talking about any number of recent events involving Rory McIlroy.
For players such as Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele and a host of others, the Sentry Tournament of Champions served as a nice opportunity to put some new equipment in play.
Rory McIlroy in the final group on Sunday. It was a recurring theme a handful of times in 2018, along with the Northern Irishman failing to convert any of those opportunities into victory (though he did win at Bay Hill coming from behind).
A new year tends to bring new perspective, new beginnings, new goals and hopes and, with that, a sense of leaving some things behind, too. Which is where we find Rory McIlroy today.
McIlroy would be a welcome and ‘wonderful’ addition to 30th Desert Classic, says Tournament Director
Is Rory McIlroy really set to backflip on his European Tour membership threat and tee it up in the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic after all?
A "crisis" summit in Belfast with European Tour Keith Pelley seems to have helped the Northern Irishman change his mind.
With as much success as Ian Poulter has had in the Ryder Cup, most would agree the Englishman has earned the right to talk smack as much as he wants.
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic has long touted itself as the “Major of the Middle East” and is now hanging its hat on the Ryder Cup to sell the cast of stars confirmed for the 30th edition of the $3.5 million European Tour event.
Reed and Willett head a gaggle of great (potential) storylines as 10th DP World Tour Championship goes to the wire
The Race to Dubai might be run but the sprint to the finish line at the 10th DP World Tour Championship is anything but done.
There’s often a tendency in golf for people—many of them media members—to overreact to comments made by the game’s stars. Part of the reason for that is that sport’s biggest names rarely say anything interesting.
There were none of the fireworks the game hoped for in the Ryder Cup singles match that wasn’t in Paris but the quality of the golf Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed produced in Dubai on Friday was a nice consolation prize.