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Rory McIlroy attempts a putt on the sixth hole green during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Arizona. Round one play was suspended on February 20 due to inclimate weather and is scheduled to be continued today. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

A 1-2 Knockout: McIlroy, Woods Lose In Match Play

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods knocked out in the first round of the Match Play Championship? Not many would have given that a snowball’s chance in the desert.

02/21/2013

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Video: Woods, McIlroy Team Up For Nike Golf Commercial

Now that Nike has two of the world’s best golfers under contract in Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, the company can have some fun with advertising.

670 The Score–02/04/2013

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits the ball during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Nike Signs Rory McIlroy To Lucrative Endorsement Deal

Move over Tiger Woods, the world’s new No. 1 golfer has now joined the Nike ranks.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2013

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits the ball during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

McIlroy Voted PGA Tour Player Of The Year

Rory McIlroy sure didn’t feel like the PGA Tour player of the year when he arrived at Kiawah Island for the final major of the year. He had missed three cuts, had not contended in a major and had only one win.

670 The Score–12/04/2012

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Suburban Cop Helped Get Rory McIlroy To The Tee On Time At Medinah

Whether he likes it or not, a veteran suburban police official is the unsung hero behind Europe’s stunning Ryder Cup victory over the weekend. CBS 2’s Jay Levine reports.

10/01/2012

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits the ball during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

McIlroy: Tiger Calls Me ‘The Intimidator’

With every week, and every win, Rory McIlroy gets a new moniker. Two-time major champion. The world No. 1. Heir apparent. The latest nickname was courtesy of none other than Tiger Woods.

670 The Score–09/19/2012

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits the ball during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

McIlroy Holds On To Win Deutsche Bank

Rory McIlroy has won the Deutsche Bank Championship for his third PGA Tour this year.

09/03/2012

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 2, 2012 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Oosthuizen Races Out To Big Lead In Boston

Louis Oosthuizen combined one of the sweetest swings in golf with a putting stroke that was just as pure. That’s all it took for him to race by Rory McIlroy, leave Tiger Woods behind and seize control Sunday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

09/02/2012

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits off the seventh tee during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

McIlroy Wins PGA Championship By Record 8 Strokes

Rory McIlroy has won the PGA Championship, routing the field by a record eight strokes Sunday for his second major title.

08/12/2012

Vijay Singh. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

McIlroy, Singh Tied For Lead In Rain-Delayed PGA

First came the black cloud that has been following Tiger Woods on the weekend at the majors. The real storm showed up a short time later Saturday in the PGA Championship, halting the brilliant start by Rory McIlroy and giving Woods a chance to stop his slide at Kiawah Island.

08/11/2012

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 4, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Silverman: Look For McIlroy To Win Second Straight U.S. Open

There’s something spectacular about the U.S. Open that the casual fan may not appreciate.

670 The Score–06/14/2012

Rory McIlroy missed the cut at The Players Friday. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

McIlroy Misses Cut At The Players As Johnson Seizes Lead

The No. 1 player shot a 76 and will miss the cut. In three tries, McIlroy has never played the weekend at The Players Championship.

05/11/2012

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Bubba Watson Wins The Masters

Bubba Watson wins the Masters, beating Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of a playoff.

04/08/2012

Fred Couples of the United States reacts while standing on the 18th green after finishing the second round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Liguori: Fred Couples Turns Back The Clock At Augusta

20 years after Fred Couples won The Masters in 1992, the 52-year-old finds himself tied for the lead with Jason Dufner at 5 under. When a reporter asked Couples if he thinks he can win, he replied with no hesitation, “yes, I feel I can!”

04/07/2012

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Liguori: An International Leaderboard Is Jam-Packed At Masters

England, South Africa, Sweden, Scotland, Spain, Italy and USA… it’s an international leaderboard after the first round of The Masters.

04/06/2012

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Masters’ Magicians: A Preview For The 2012 Masters Tournament

CBS will be covering the final rounds of the 2012 Masters Tournament on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th. The following golfers are who I believe to be the top 6 contenders to compete this week.

04/04/2012

Tiger Woods. (Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Silverman: Woods’ Victory Makes Masters Compelling

This year, it may be the most compelling of all the tournaments as the game’s heavyweights set to square off in what should be the most memorable of battles.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the third hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

McIlroy Closes In On No. 1 In The World

Rory McIlroy made two par saves on a windy back nine at PGA National and finished with a birdie from the bunker for a 4-under 66, giving him a two-shot lead n the Honda Classic.

03/03/2012

Hunter Mahan putt on the 14th hole during the championship match of the final round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on February 26, 2012 in Marana, Arizona.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Mahan Stops McIlroy In Match Play

Hunter Mahan stopped Rory McIlroy’s march to No. 1 by winning the Match Play Championship.

02/26/2012

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy Storms Into Match Play Final

Rory McIlroy roared past Lee Westwood and into the final of the Match Play Championship. All that stands in his way of going to No. 1 in the world is beating Hunter Mahan.

02/26/2012

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