Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy spent much of the 2018 season trying to rediscover his mojo on the United States PGA Tour, and there was some level of success along the way.
His victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was a source of tremendous encouragement. However, he only finished among the top two twice in 18 outings on Tour and could only muster a 13th place finish in the Race to the FedEx Cup.
His four tournament cuts were also somewhat of a disappointment. McIlroy ranked 56th for Strokes Gained: Approach-The-Green, ranked 97th for Strokes Gained: Putting and wasn’t particularly flash around the greens either, where he ranked 18th in the PGA Tour.
Nevertheless, there were moments throughout the season where spectators encountered glimpses of the McIlroy who took the golfing world by storm in his early 20’s. For one, he was rather magnificent off the tee, recording some exceptional driving distance throughout the campaign.
McIlroy ranked sixth for Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee and sixth for Strokes Gained: Tee-To-Green.
Here are some of his finer moments on Tour.
Adri Arnaus and Guido Migliozzi both fired career-low rounds on the European Tour to grab a share of the lead at the Magical Kenya Open.
Tiger Woods admitted he was “pretty ticked off” after putting two shots in the water at Sawgrass’ famous 17th hole on Friday.
Some more excellent golf from Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy is threatening to turn the Players Championship into a two-horse race.
Sergio Garcia took some time out from his practice round to help a fan propose to his girlfriend at TPC Sawgrass’ iconic 17th hole.
Tommy Fleetwood and Keegan Bradley share the first-round lead at the Players Championship, while Rory McIlroy lurks just two shots back.
Long-driver James Wiltshire is looking to add further yards to his game after agreeing an ambassadorial role with Callaway.
Jack Singh Brar finished like a house on fire as he grabbed a share of the lead at the European Tour’s new Magical Kenya Open.