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Rory McIlroy takes aggressive approach to win at Arnold Palmer Invitational

ORLANDO – Rory McIlroy’s homeland is known for its whiskey, but Arnold Palmer drank vodka. So the 28-year-old from Northern Ireland raised a clear glass following his post-round interviews at Bay Hill and gave a brief toast.

“To Arnie,” McIlroy said.

Not long before that, McIlroy downed a 25-foot putt to secure his victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with an 18-under, 270 total for the week. He shot 8-under 64 in the final round and birdied five of his final six holes to top Bryson DeChambeau by three strokes and win for the first time since the 2016 Tour Championship.

“I wish (Palmer) would have been at the top of the hill to shake my hand when I came off the 18th green there,” McIlroy said. “Hopefully he’s proud of me with the way I played on the back nine and tried to be as aggressive as I could and tried to take on shots when I needed to, just like he would have.”

ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 18: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his biride putt on the 15th green during the final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 18, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

With recent wins from Phil Mickelson and Justin Thomas, and Tiger Woods’ promising return, it seemed McIlroy was trying to prove a point, reminding everyone that he’s still very much in the mix with the Masters just three weeks away.

“Look, most of these guys are my friends, so I’m happy for them,” McIlroy said. “JT’s been on a tear the last 18 months. Phil, it was great for him to get the win in Mexico. Tiger coming back. I’m happy to answer those questions. I just hope they get some questions about me now.”

McIlroy began the day two shots behind 54-hole leader Henrik Stenson, who finished fourth at 13 under after shooting 1-under 71 in the final round. Justin Rose finished solo third at 14 under, and Woods was T-5 at 10 under.

Woods shot 3-under 69 and briefly got within one shot of the lead after a birdie at 13. But he faltered late with bogeys on two of his final three holes. That makes three consecutive top-12 finishes for Woods after a T-2 at the Valspar Championship and T-12 at the Honda Classic.

“If you would have (told) me at the beginning of the year that I would have had a chance to win two golf tournaments, I would have taken that in a heartbeat,” Woods said.

McIlroy, Woods, Mickelson, Thomas – all of the big names seem to be peaking in mid-March to set up the most anticipated Masters in recent memory. Even two-time champion Bubba Watson won last month’s Genesis Open after a miserable 2017.

Here’s another reminder – McIlroy is the only one who can complete the career Grand Slam when he heads to Augusta National, with other current hopefuls Mickelson and Jordan Spieth having to wait for the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, respectively.

“I’m in a position where I can join that club and I would love to,” McIlroy said. “Golf’s in a great place. … I feel like it’s exciting times.”

Cheers to that. Gwk

SOURCE: Golfweek

Terry Bradshaw visits Bradenton

The Bradshaw family is the new owner of the Stoneybrook Golf Club at Heritage Harbour.

A great day at the Heritage Harbour Golf Club!

We look forward to serving your golfing needs!

We are working hard to bring the conditions back at the course that you love!

Thank you, all that attended this weekend!


CMS Photography/Chad Spencer



Bradenton,FL March 8, 2018– The Bradshaw Family, new owners of the Stoneybrook Golf Course at Heritage Harbour are having an “Open House” event open to the public this Sunday March 11th from 1 to 5 pm. The event will showcase Free Golf Lessons for Kids and Golf Tips for Mom & Dad too. Attendees can learn about all of the new golf programs and food offerings at The Grill at Stoneybrook. Main culinary feature will be Famous “Bradshaw Brisket Sliders” slow cooked on an amazing large outdoor smoker behind the 9th green. Beer and Drink Specials plus a BBQ Buffet will be offered, bring your appetite!

“The New Golf Programs offer Families, Executives and Daily Players great value and the new Grill Menu is an amazing twist on Typical Golf Club offerings”

Kids under 16 will get a FREE bucket of range balls to hit and Pros will be on the range offering pointers. From 2:30 to 4:30 pm “Uncle Terry” will be on property and happy to shake hands, sign autographs, and will certainly add some laughter to the Grill room and Back Patio. That’s right, Terry Bradshaw, FOX NFL Anchor and 4 Time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steeler Quarterback is part of the Family too !!