At the British Open, Rickie Fowler was thinking of Gleneagles and the fact he rose from seventh to third in Ryder Cup points -- pretty much securing a spot on the U.S. roster.
Winning a major comes with plenty of accolades. For Rory McIlroy after the 2014 British Open, it also vaults him to No. 2 in the OWGR behind only Adam Scott.
Rory McIlroy's British Open win boosted his FedEx Cup points standing from 42nd to 11th, according to the PGA Tour, while Tiger Woods' standing took a hit.
Rickie Fowler is primed for another big stage -- and at the British Open, he piled on the Ryder Cup points to prove it.
Only once in 18 tries in the British Open has Tiger Woods had a higher 72-hole score than his 294, and that was as an amateur in his 1995 debut at St. Andrews.
Rory McIlroy sealed his British Open championship not with thunderous drives that had put him in commanding position, but with deft precision in short-game prowess at the final two holes.
Rory McIlroy claimed the his third major title on Sunday at the Open Championship held at Royal Liverpool. Here is McIlroy's Nike Golf apparel he wore at Hoylake en route to a two-shot victory.
Rory McIlroy carries a six-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool, with Rickie Fowler his closest pursuer. Follow the highlights here!
Notables from the game of golf – his competitors and otherwise – were quick to compliment 2014 Champion Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy after he claimed his first Claret Jug for winning the British Open.
Tom Watson, 64, closed the 2014 British Open with a 4-under 68, thrilling the local fans and earning himself a standing ovation coming down the 18th fairway.
After three rounds in the 60s, it’s hard to see Rory McIlroy shooting a high number tomorrow and failing to win his first British Open championship.
"Maybe I can put a little pressure on him," Rickie Fowler said Saturday after he had done exactly that to Rory McIlroy yet faded to a six-shot deficit at the British Open.
There might not be a better example of confidence in a child than Rory McIlroy's father – and it's being rewarded, a retail bookmaker in the UK says on Twitter.
Progress. That is exactly what 2014 is all about for Frenchman Victor Dubuisson as he moved into the top five at the British Open with a 4-under 68 in the third round.
Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia all took turns making a run at the top of the British Open, but each had trouble sustaining any momentum against Rory McIlroy on Saturday.
Rory McIlroy will share Sunday's final tee time at the 2014 British Open with Rickie Fowler -- see complete pairings here.
Tiger Woods used to own weekends at major championships. Now they seem to own him. A trend continued Saturday in the British Open: He hasn’t shot in the 60s on a major weekend since 2011.
Darren Clarke is about 50 pounds lighter than he was at last year's British Open -- and says he needed seven months of adjustments to get used to added clubhead speed.
Rory McIlroy carries a four-shot lead into Saturday's third round at the British Open -- can he stay ahead of Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia? Follow the highlights right here!
Rory McIlroy will play in the final group of Saturday's third round at the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake -- Tiger Woods also will have a late time, but off No. 10 tee.
In Part II of his sit-down with Jeff Rude, Nick Faldo talks about why it might have been a bad idea for Rory McIlroy to switch equipment companies this early in his career.
Rory McIlroy takes on a hilarious robot in a European Tour ad.
Rory McIlroy talks about his dramatic 2-and-1 win over Keegan Bradley.
Rory McIlroy talks about taking the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Luke Donald answers back just one week after Rory McIlroy became the number one ranked professional golfer in the world. After winning the Transitions Championship on the first hole of a four-way playoff, Donald regains number one status.
Tiger Woods withdraws in Round 4, Rory McIlroy performed strong, but Justin Rose put in a powerful round to hold off Bubba Watson at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral's Blue Monster. Alex Miceli gives his opinion on the tournament.
What will you remember most about the Honda Classic? Rory McIlroy winning and becoming No. 1? Tiger Woods' 62 on Sunday? Golfweek.com's Alex Miceli fills us in on the Honda Classic from PGA National.
With only a few groups left to finish Saturday morning, the big stories are in: Rory shoots 80, while Calc and Louis take the lead. Oh, and that Tiger guy is hanging around too. Jeff Rude and Jeff Babineau break down the 2nd round from St. Andrews.