14.4 C
Friday, July 10, 2020
- Advertisement -

DeChambeau Bumps McIlroy Out of World No. 7

Must read

Dawn of the Planet of the Ape

Love him or loathe him, Bryson DeChambeau has become the biggest story in golf but was it science or a bruised ego that sparked his rapid weight gain?

Open Championship – Top-10 Greatest Hits – #1

We've reached top spot in our list of Open Championship greatest hits. At number one, could we possibly have given it to anybody else?!

Empty galleries at the Memorial as time runs out for the Ryder Cup

While the PGA Tour pulled the plug on an army of spectators invading Memorial, our ears remain pricked for Ryder Cup organisers to finally make a decision over the fate of this year's tournament

Open Championship – Top-10 Greatest Hits – #2

In 1998, a little known English amateur named Justin Rose very nearly pulled off one of the greatest shocks the sport has ever seen. Tomorrow we reveal our number one - any guesses for what claims our top spot?

Rory McIlroy arrived into Philadelphia early Monday evening local time for this week’s BMW Championship having being bumped from No. 7 in the world by the rampaging Bryson DeChambeau.


The back-to-back Northern Trust and Dell Technologies winner jumped five places on the Rankings following his comfortable two-shot success at TPC Boston.

McIlroy is now the new World No. 8 with the next four players – Rickie Fowler (new No.9), Jordan Spieth (10), Jason Day (11) and Tommy Fleetwood (12) – all bumped down a place following DeChambeau moving into the top-10 for the first time in his career.

McIlroy will tee-up Thursday on the stunning Aroninmink GC course, to the west of the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ desperately needing to find top gear after a bitterly disappointing display in Boston.

McIlroy failed to ignite the form that earned him two prior Dell Technologies victory titles to finish well off the pace in heatwave conditions on the TPC Boston course. The Ulsterman had moved to 13-under par through three outward nine birdies but any thought of a third Boston victory party ended with back-to-back bogeys at 14 and 15 in a round of 70 for an eventual 10-under total and a share of 12th place, six shots adrift of DeChambeau.

McIlroy had arrived in sports-mad Boston in 28th place on the FedEx Cup ‘Play-Off’ points table and moved up to 24th.

And Phil Mickelson gift-wrapped tonight’s (Tuesday 10pm – Irish time) official confirmation of a remarkable 13th Ryder Cup cap after closing rounds of 67 and sizzling final round 63 for an eventual 10-under par total to be tied with McIlroy.

Now Mickelson is a certainty to be heading to France as a member of the USA Team looking to win on European soil for the first time in 25-years.

“Well, this one has an opportunity to be my favourite and most special,” said Mickelson.  “We’ve never won over there.  I feel like we have the team.  I feel like we have the leadership and we have the direction.  We have the game plan that will allow us to play our best.”

“If I’m lucky enough to get on the team and go over there and be part of a winning team it would probably be my most memorable one.”

Mickelson made his Ryder Cup debut in 1995 and has competed in the event ever since, teeing-up in 45 matches. He enjoys a record of 18 wins, 20 losses and seven half-points.

New Gear

Shot Scope unveils V3 performance tracking and GPS watch

The new high-performing unisex V3 watch is sure to fit comfortably on the wrist of any golfer and boasts accurate readings to 30 centimeters

Galvin Green hits the shelves with eye-catching 2020 range

Galvin Green has turned to the ‘Science of Excellence’ for inspiration for its 2020 Part Two clothing range launched this month

Big Max introduces lightest ever push trolley

At just 5.4kg, the TI Lite from trolley experts Big Max is a practical dream for golfers wanting to take the edge off their long walk spoiled

Music to our ears – Bushnell Golf introduces Wingman GPS Speaker

The all-in-one device gives golfers access to their favourite music while still providing them audible distance information on the course


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Lowry reveals how Harrington broke Ryder Cup news

"I not only want to make the European Ryder Cup team but to be part of a winning European team on US soil at Whistling Straits next September" - Shane Lowry

Covid trio struggle on day one of Workday Charity Open

Nick Watney, Dylan Frittelli and Denny McCarthy could sense that people were on edge as they struggled to get out of the blocks on a strange opening day in Ohio

Lowry and McDowell lay sturdy foundations at Workday Open

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell enjoyed impressive opening efforts that should set them in good stead at the PGA Tour's inaugural Workday Charity Open

Moynihan up and running with rock solid 69 in Austria

Gavin Moynihan was pleased to return a three-under par opening after a strong ball-striking performance in tough conditions on day one in Austria

Ryder Cup without fans wouldn’t have been Sandy’s cup of tea

Five-time Ryder Cup star Sandy Lyle has backed the decision to postpone this year’s Ryder Cup to 2021. And so say all of us