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Rory McIlroy had to play a few extra holes during Sunday’s final day of action at the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play event, but the world’s top-ranked player made it all the way through before knocking off Gary Woodland in the finals.
The victory is McIlroy‘s first at this event. His day started early with the conclusion of Saturday’s quarterfinal match against Paul Casey that was postponed due to darkness, which the 25-year-old won on the 22nd hole. He knocked off Jim Furyk in the semifinals before defeating Woodland in the final round.
Here’s the full breakdown of Sunday’s action at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship:
The third-place match between Furyk and Danny Willett, which was won by Willett, had a connection to McIlroy, via Shane O’Donoghue of CNN’s Living Golf:
The 27-year-old Willett is still seeking his first PGA Tour victory, though he does have two wins on the European Tour and finished tied for 38th at the Masters in April.
Those expecting late drama from the championship match, like Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle, had to feel a letdown at the way McIlroy made easy work of Woodland:
However, there was plenty of it during McIlroy‘s match with Furyk. Furyk was 1 up after a birdie on the 15th hole and held it through 16 as the two shared birdies. McIlroy went to work after that, taking the 17th hole with a birdie.
With things all square on the final hole, McIlroy had a chance to put Furyk away with a long eagle putt. Here’s what happened, via the PGA Tour official Twitter account:
Drama is nothing new for McIlroy this week. He needed extra holes in the third round-robin match against Billy Horschel just to get out of Group 1.
Speaking after the victory over Furyk, McIlroy said that he would prefer to get some breathing room in these matches, via the PGA Tour official Twitter:rc="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">
McIlroy finally got his wish in the championship match against Woodland. The American star had been going strong all week with three wins in group play, defeating John Senden 5 and 3 in the quarterfinals and Danny Willett 3 and 2 in the semifinals.
Things fell apart for Woodland against McIlroy, who was happy to take advantage of every opening he got. One shot on the third hole in particular summed up his misfortune, via the PGA Tour official Twitter:
Even though that hole would end up being halved, as McIlroy and Woodland traded bogeys, it was the start of his downward spiral. McIlroy would win the next four holes to take a commanding lead before making the turn.
Woodland did try to make a run on the back nine, closing to within two holes after McIlroy bogeyed No. 11 and he birdied No. 12, but a bogey on the 14th hole would spell the end for the 30-year-old.
Rex Hoggard of the Golf Channel had some fun with McIlroy on Twitter, noting the star golfer may have been hoping Saturday night’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao took place Sunday night so he could make it to Las Vegas:
Instead of getting to take a flight to Las Vegas for one of boxing’s biggest fights, McIlroy will have to settle for another PGA Tour victory. It’s his first so far in 2015 after two top-10 finishes at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and the Masters.
Per Justin Ray of the Golf Channel, McIlroy has been on a roll in PGA Tour and WGC events over his last six starts:
The win is a nice birthday present for McIlroy, who will turn 26 on Monday. Per CBS Sports’ Kyle Porter, the newly crowned WGC-Cadillac Match Play champion becomes just the third player ever with at least 10 PGA Tour wins before their 26th birthday:
Being on the same list as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus means McIlroy must be doing something right. This event was also an excellent reminder that even with all of the hype around Jordan Spieth following the Masters, he’s not the best player in the world.
There may come a day when Spieth surpasses McIlroy as the No. 1 player on tour, but he’s not there yet. McIlroy has that ability to turn on a switch when he has to and do something no one else is capable of.
Madonna’s mouth wiping French kiss with Drake during his set at this year’s Coachella Festival was one of the most talk about happenings of the whole event. The 56-year-old pop maven unexpectedly planted a wet one on Drizzy’s lips, tongue and all. After having some time to think over what must have been a split second decision, the “Like A Virgin” singer doesn’t sound too happy with herself. Recently video surfaced of the legendary singer appearing to field questions from curious fans while sipping champagne. A fan asks, “What advice would you give your younger self knowing what you know now? To which she answers, “Never kiss Drake no matter how much he begs you to.”
When another fan ponders whether or not Aubrey is a good kisser, the singer answers sarcastically, “I kissed a girl and I liked it.” Sheesh. There’s enough shade there to cover an Olympic-size swimming pool. We thought they were BFFs after the Young Money MC titled a song after the singer. What had happened?
Check out Madonna’s remarks, below.
Mercedes is reportedly considering a two-door coupe with a liftback roof for its next-gen, front-wheel-drive, compact platform. The new model would be aimed against the Audi TT and BMW 2 Series.
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iPhone: Sometimes, you need to give yourself a bit of a pick-me-up. Tomorrow is an app that lets you record a message for yourself that you can play in the future.
Say it ‘aint so!
While we haven’t seen Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods out and about together much recently, we’re really saddened to report that the pair is officially broken up!
After three years of dating, the skier and golfer decided to call it quits on Sunday due to spending so much time apart.
Lindsey addressed the breakup directly on her Facebook page, saying:
“After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship. I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart. I will always admire and respect Tiger. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart.”
That just breaks our hearts!
We’re glad the split was mutual, and we wish them both the best, but that just stinks.
We wonder if this means they’re both going to try to date a non-famous person next??
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The man accused of shooting an NYPD officer in the head Saturday was arraigned Sunday, but did not enter a plea.
Demetrius Blackwell, 35, was ordered to be held without bail. He is charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault and weapons offenses, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
Officer Brian Moore, 25, was recovering from surgery Sunday. He is in critical but stable condition at Jamaica Hospital, CBS2’s Ilana Gold reported.
Sources told 1010 WINS Moore is in a medically induced coma. Doctors told CBS2 it could take them a few days to determine the extent of his injuries.
A couple hundred of Moore’s colleagues in blue packed the courtroom Sunday, with cops pouring out into the hallway, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said they are going to be there for every court appearance to make sure that justice is served.
According to investigators, Moore was behind the wheel of his unmarked patrol car with his partner, Erik Jansen, around 6:15 p.m. Saturday in Queens Village. Both were wearing plain clothes and spotted Blackwell walking and adjusting something in his waistband, police said.
“Officer Moore positioned the vehicle behind the suspect and inquired about the suspect’s actions,” NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said. “The male immediately removed a firearm from his waistband and turned in the direction of the officers and deliberately fired several times into the vehicle.”
A bullet hit Moore in the head. The officers did not get out of their car or open fire.
Moore was immediately rushed into surgery at Jamaica Hospital.
“This is a painful day for all New Yorkers. It is a painful day for all members of the NYPD,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday.
Police swarmed the area of 212th and 104th streets minutes after Blackwell allegedly opened fire and ran off.
Neighbors were startled after hearing the gunshots and nervous watching police look for the suspect.
“I heard the shots, but it was just crazy out there,” one man said. “I seen too many cop cars out here, so I just left the scene. I was right up the block.”
Detectives tracked down Blackwell about 90 minutes after the shooting at a home near the scene, but still haven’t found the weapon.
Blackwell’s court-appointed lawyer said after the arraignment that his client was arrested at a house near the shooting site without a warrant and that “the arrest may be illegal.”
A police spokesman did not immediately return a call requesting comment about the warrant.
Blackwell has nine previous arrests on his record, including charges of attempted murder, robbery, weapons possession and assault on two officers, authorities said.
If convicted, Blackwell faces 25 years to life in prison. He is due back in court Friday.
“Last night’s shooting once again reminds us of the dangers that our police officers face each day as they carry out their sworn duty to protect and serve our communities,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a news release Sunday.
One neighbor told 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis she recognized Blackwell from his picture.
“I have seen the gentleman in the neighborhood before, so you just never know,” the woman said. “You just never know who’s going to do what.”
“Why would somebody need to shoot somebody like that, with no remorse?” another neighbor told CBS2. “It’s not going to help nobody, man.”
Moore is the fifth NYPD officer shot since December. Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu died Dec. 20 after a gunman shot them as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.
On Jan. 5, plainclothes officers and Andrew Dossi and Aliro Pellerano were shot responding to a grocery store robbery in the Bronx. Both of those officers survived.
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During Sunday’s Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors, Warriors forward Draymond Green found himself doing something that he probably never thought he’d do on a basketball court.
Green knocked down a three-pointer from the corner early in the third quarter to give his team a 14-point lead. After making the shot, Green found himself right up on the Grizzlies bench. So he decided to celebrate his made field goal by shaking his rear right in front of Vince Carter’s face.
Next time, it might be better to just stick to breaking out the “three-goggles.”