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Rory McIlroy Wins US Open with Record Setting Performance

Really, what’s left to say about the record-searing performance of 22-year-old Rory McIlroy, the youngest player in 88 years to carry home the U.S. Open trophy?

Volumes, actually. At high-decibel levels.  The last guy to win the National Open at a younger age was Bobby Jones.
McIlroy, 22, broke the U.S. Open tournament record by four shots. (Getty Images)
McIlroy, 22, broke the U.S. Open tournament record by four shots.(Getty Images)
The weekend felt like the dawn of a new era, and not just because there’s a New Kid in Town. All four major winners are first-timers under the age of 30, marking a fast infusion of fresh faces at the top that the game hasn’t experienced in decades.
Yet as it relates to talent, personality and potential upside, McIlroy stands at the back of the new Grand Slam line only in age.
McIlroy set or matched a dozen records in a tournament that has been staged 111 times over parts of three centuries. Many of Tiger Woods’ marks, thought to be mostly untouchable, were obliterated.
McIlroy has long been marked as the most talented of the next generation. Now that he’s finally gotten over the wall, regained whatever semblance of confidence he lost two months ago when he blew the final-round lead at Augusta National, it’s frightening to project where he might go from here.
At least, it’s scary for the other players.
CBSSports.com senior writer Steve Elling

McIlroy has shown his Love of this game.

Davis Love III, who is vying for low American honors this week, admits Rory McIlroy’s eight-shot lead will make Sunday a little less interesting.

Love, who shot a third-round 70 and is tied for 10th at 2 under, pointed to McIlroy’s meltdown at the Masters this year when he led by four and Greg Norman’s in 1996, when he led by six, as tournaments where one swing really made the difference between winning and losing.

“(Rory’s) obviously playing fantastic golf,” Love said. “He was, I’d say, one swing from winning the Masters and then he hits it in the fairway on 10 and I think it was over.

“A lot like Greg Norman that year. Greg, one swing, give him one swing back and he turns one of those doubles into a par, and he probably wins. He can shoot low, there’s no question about that.”

Someone asked if Love remembered what it was like to be 22, like McIlroy is, and innocent.

“I think he’s about 27 in golf years,” Love said. “He’s very polished on experience. When I was 22, I didn’t have the wealth of experience he has. Scott Verplank winning a pro event (the 1985 Western Open as an amateur), I don’t think we’ve seen a rookie come out with his composure and be ready to play on our Tour right away like he is. (Rory) and Rickie Fowler I think are a lot alike. They’re both very mature, very well rounded, smart guys that know where they want to go and how to get there. They’re not just trying to figure it out; they’re trying to win.
Rory McIlroy looked every bit like a U.S. Open champion, even on a course that didn’t play like a U.S. Open.

As flawless as he’s been, not even the toughest test in golf would been a match for him.

In the face of record scoring at Congressional, McIlroy stretched his amazing  lead for the third straight day with a 3-under 68 to set the 54-hole record at the U.S. Open and build an eight-shot lead going into the final round.

No one has ever blown more than a five-shot lead at the U.S. Open. No one has ever lost any major when leading by more than six shots going into the final round. And over three days that produced a mind-boggling score of 14-under 199, no one looks close to the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland.

“You run out of superlatives to describe what he’s doing this week,” defending champion Graeme McDowell said.

For those curious whether he would crumble, as McIlroy did in the final round at the Masters when he lost a four-stroke lead and shot 80, he answered with a combination of smart play early and aggressive shots when he found his rhythm.

His only bogey came from a shot that was about 5 feet too long that tumbled into a back bunker on the par-3 10th. On the next hole, he was facing one of the most daunting shots on the course from deep rough, he hit a shot that covered the flag and settled 18 feet away. McIlroy pumped his fist when he made the birdie putt.

When he walked off the 18th green with a par, he was eight shots clear of Y.E. Yang and one round away from hisn first major.

By Melanie Hauser,  BETHESDA, Md.Reservaciónes de Golf en la Riviera Maya,http://www.teedoff.com.mx

 

IV TELETON GOLF TOURAMENT MAYAKOBA EL CAMALEON IS HOSTING

 

IV Teleton Golf Tournament 2011

IV Teleton Golf Tournament 2011

IV TELETON GOLF TOURNAMENT 2011

PRESS RELEASE

 

Three years have passed in which united human efforts and wills have proven to be fruitful. It is with great pride that today we can share the news. One hundred and ten children are now reintegrated into society after their excellent treatment here at CRIT. In
turn, 110 families reached their goal, physically, emotionally and socially. And now there is a chance for 110 more children now out of a waiting list, on their way to live this wonderful rehabilitation experience.

This is certainly good news  and we are on the right track.  The funds raised last year from the Golf Tournament TELETON 2010, made it possible tor 25 different surgeries for children like Julian, Paola, Isaac and Carlita among others. This fact immensely and definitely contributed to and in their rehabilitation process.

But there is still much to do and we give thanks that Ms. Verónica Torres in leading the team.

The challenge continues this year; there are still eighty more patients waiting for orthopedic, optical, gastrointestinal and other types of surgeries.

The Tournament will be held this year on July 2nd, once more at El Camaleon Golf Course in Mayakobá, our faithful Sponsors since 2007.

Earnings from enrollment to the Golf Tournament are expected to exceed $600,000.00 Mexican Pesos (around $50,000.00 USD) and will be destined to as many surgeries as possible.

Our oficial sponsors for this tournament are:  EL CAMALEON MAYAKOBA, HOTEL FAIRMONT MAYAKOBA, OVC and CASINO PALACE. In addition, other sponsors join in this effort at each of the 18 holes. Other sponsors provide us with spectacular prizes.

During a Press Conference, members of the organizing committee, Mr. Jose Ramon Quintana Director of CRIT; Mr. Juan Ramos, FAIRMONT HOTEL’s Regional Director for Regional Projects; Mr. Manuel Llaneza, sponsor; representatives of Casino Palace and OVC present the Tournament Overview:

 

  • Shotgun output at 8:00 a.m. Cost per player:
    $5,000.00 Mexican Pesos (around $415.00 US) and the first 114 contestants
    may register as follows: Women, Men, and Go-Go style, all in Foursomes.
    The handycap must be at least 55 per team.
  • The prize pool amounts to more than two million
    and a half Pesos (Around $210,000.00 US), and include trophies, golf items
    and Green Fees to play at EL CAMALEON. Teams can participate to win one of
    the 48 prizes for the best O’Yes.
    Prizes include 4 latest model cars, 4 TW STEEL watches, 4 LED TV’s,
    4 bicycles, putts, golf bags and range finders, among others.
  • The prize for a Hole-In-One is a BMW 2011 in
    holes 2, 10 and 15.
  • On this occasion, to give it a touch more fun,
    there will be a Bingo tournament and a Silent Auction during the
    Registration Cocktail and the Promotion Lounchon respectively. Participants
    may be creditors to excellent travel packages and attractively priced
    items; all this to increase funding for rehabilitation of our priceless
    children.

Interested players may register by depositing to BANAMEX branch 458, account No. 7278036 for Fundación Teletón, México A. C, requesting for the reference at CRIT. Phone 998 193 30 60 This may get the Player a preferential rate at the FAIRMONT Hotel.

The deposit slip must be faxed to number (998) 193 3075, ATTN. Ms. Verónica Torres Rincón Gallardo, or via e-mail: torres@teleton-qroo.org.mx El Camaleon Mayakoba, http://www.teedoffteetimes.com/el-camaleon-mayakoba.php,tee´d off tee times, http://www.teedoffteetimes.com

 

 

Lorena Ochoa Leaves Her Signature

Lorena Ochoa began to play golf at age 5. Ochoa accredits her family, trainer and her friends as the most influential people in her career. At age 6, she won her first state championship and one year after, on national level. At age 22, she went to qualify for the LPGA, landing in first place for the winning list of the Futures Tour. And she became the second Mexican in history to obtain her LPGA card.
Now Ochoa is a professional golfer, affiliated with the LPGA. She is considered one of the best female Mexican golfer of all times and number 1 in the world, being the first Mexican athlete to win this position.
Her favorite activities and hobbies include reading and water skiing. She also enjoys fishing amongst other sports. Amongst her other wins outside of golf, she participated in a three-day “pentathlon ecológico” “Ecotlon;” mountain biking, “excursion,” swimming, rappel and kayak in Tapalpa Mexico in 1999 among others.
She won her first major in 2007 in the Ricoh Womens British Open and second major last year in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. With 25 victories in her professional career and a bright future ahead of her, she was #1in the world for both 2008 and 2009.
Lorena created a foundation at the start of her profesional golf career, called “Fundación Lorena Ochoa,” with the mission to educate children. This includes basic education and awaking the creativity of the children, helping them to develop psychometrics and cognitive skills.
At 28 years old and being Number 1 in the world for 4 consecutive years, she has retired from the LPGA tour, playing the tournament Tres Marias Championship in May 2009 as her last tournament on tour.

To share with our followers…it is amazing how one young woman can impact Grand Coral and Playa del Carmen.   On May 26th the area had the presence of professional golfer and 4 time major champion Lorena Ochoa for the official launch of her new residential development in alliance with Grupo Grand Coral: Residencias Grand Coral by Lorena Ochoa.

Lorena Ochoa began to play golf at age 5. Ochoa accredits her family, trainer and her friends as the most influential people in her career. At age 6, she won her first state championship and one year after, on national level. At age 22, she went to qualify for the LPGA, landing in first place for the winning list of the Futures Tour. And she became the second Mexican in history to obtain her LPGA card.
Now Ochoa is a professional golfer, affiliated with the LPGA. She is considered one of the best female Mexican golfer of all time and was number 1 in the world, being the first Mexican athlete to win this position.

She won her first major in 2007 in the Ricoh Womens British Open and second major last year in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. With 25 victories in her professional career she was #1 in the world for both 2008 and 2009.
Lorena created a foundation at the start of her profesional golf career, called “Fundación Lorena Ochoa,” with the mission to educate children. This includes basic education and awaking the creativity of the children, helping them to develop psychometrics and cognitive skills.

At 28 years old and being Number 1 in the world for 4 consecutive years, she has retired from the LPGA tour, playing the tournament Tres Marias Championship in May 2009 as her last tournament on tour.

The evening started at 6:30pm with a press conference.  Around 7.30pm all the guests and tee´d off tee times were welcomed with exotic drinks, lounge music and a friendly atmosphere at the new Grand Coral Real Estate Showroom. The official presentation was made by Jordi Mercade, CEO of Grupo Grand Coral and Lorena Ochoa who revealed the name of the new project which until that moment was still a surprise.

The evening went on at the Club House where the 300 guests enjoyed a party which lasted until midnight. The most exciting moment without a doubt was the presentation of a video with Lorena Ochoa projected on the white façade of the Club House in the most modern fashion.

Lorena Ochoa not only visited the resort for the launching of her new residential development she also held a tournament and golf clinic for over 70 attendees from Mexico and USA.

This was a great opportunity to play side by side with the 4 times world champion and learn from one of the best golfers in the history of female golfing. After the award ceremony, the attendees took pictures and autographs which Lorena gracefully accepted, showing us just how kind and friendly she really is inside and outside the golf course.

 

TEED OFF TEE TIMES WELCOMES ITS FIRST GUESTS FROM ENGLAND

It seems Teed Off Tee Times has made it across the pond to Manchester and Leeds, England. Earlier this week we welcomed Gary Wilson and Phil Lister to the beautiful Riviera Maya.
Gary (Manchester) and Phil (Leeds) were searching for golf courses before their vacation and came upon us at www.teedoff.com.mx After sending a note to us, Gary and Phil were very happy to find a real person answering their questions and booking their tee times. Here is what they wrote after they returned back to England…
Hi Cheryl,

I’m finding it hard to believe I’m home I can tell you we have played golf in the UK, Spain, Florida and California, before trying the courses on the Riviera Maya this May. We had a great time, playing Grand Coral, Playacar and Mayakoba.

The all-inclusive golf at Playacar was unbelievable. The front 9 was really tricky for us, probably hampered slightly by the few beers we had in the club house before we even started! Eventually we got used to the narrow (for us) fairways and ‘jungle trouble’, and also the refreshments that kept coming all the way round 🙂 My claim to fame here was sinking an 8 foot putt on the 18th to win from 3 down with 5 to play. And also still being able to stand after the several (inclusive) cocktails in the bar afterwards……

Mayakoba was truly amazing; up there with the best we have ever played. I actually played pretty poorly that day, but still enjoyed it immensely. The course was immaculate, and the Par 3s by the beach particularly were fantastic holes. Also great value for a PGA Tour course, given we took advantage of the twilight rate.

Although we would say Mayakoba was ‘the best of the fortnight’, Grand Coral was probably the most forgiving for our standard of play, whilst still providing a great challenge. The fairways were again immaculate, and the water always made you think about which shot to play. We played here three times, a no-brainer for us at $88 a round at 1pm ‘twilight’. On our final day we also met a guy who was involved in building the course – the ‘shaper’ – he was really pleased to hear our positive comments about the layout.

We must also thank you for your organization which enabled us to have such a good time on the course. It was great to meet you on our first day, and we are very grateful for the continuing feedback and assistance you provided throughout our time in Playa Del Carmen. I hope we are the first of many customers for you from the UK – we would certainly encourage anybody coming to the area to golf to secure your services….. 🙂

Thanks again,

Gary.

PS Feel free to use (or not) any of my ramblings.

Thank you Harry and Ian for finding Teed Off Tee Times online and booking your tee times with us as well.
Teed Off Tee Times has made it across the pond to Manchester and Leeds, England. Earlier this month when we welcomed Gary Wilson and Phil Lister to the beautiful Riviera Maya.  Gary (Manchester) and Phil (Leeds) were searching for golf courses before their vacation and came upon us at http://www.teedoffteetimes.com After sending a note to us, Gary and Phil were very happy to find a real person answering their questions and booking their tee times. Here is what they wrote after they returned back to England…

Hi Cheryl,

I’m finding it hard to believe I’m home. I can tell you we have played golf in the UK, Spain, Florida and California, before trying the courses on the Riviera Maya this May. We had a great time, playing Grand Coral, Playacar and Mayakoba.

The all-inclusive golf at Playacar was unbelievable. The front 9 was really tricky for us, probably hampered slightly by the few beers we had in the club house before we even started! Eventually we got used to the narrow (for us) fairways and ‘jungle trouble’, and also the refreshments that kept coming all the way round 🙂 My claim to fame here was sinking an 8 foot putt on the 18th to win from 3 down with 5 to play. And also still being able to stand after the several (inclusive) cocktails in the bar afterwards……

(El Camaleon) Mayakoba was truly amazing; up there with the best we have ever played. I actually played pretty poorly that day, but still enjoyed it immensely. The course was immaculate, and the Par 3s by the beach particularly were fantastic holes. Also great value for a PGA Tour course, given we took advantage of the twilight rate.

Although we would say Mayakoba was ‘the best of the fortnight’, Grand Coral was probably the most forgiving for our standard of play, whilst still providing a great challenge. The fairways were again immaculate, and the water always made you think about which shot to play. We played here three times, a no-brainer for us at $88 a round at 1pm ‘twilight’. On our final day we also met a guy who was involved in building the course – the ‘shaper’ – he was really pleased to hear our positive comments about the layout.

We must also thank you for your organization which enabled us to have such a good time on the course. It was great to meet you on our first day, and we are very grateful for the continuing feedback and assistance you provided throughout our time in Playa Del Carmen. I hope we are the first of many customers for you from the UK – we would certainly encourage anybody coming to the area to golf .

Thanks again,

Gary.

PS Feel free to use (or not) any of my ramblings.

Thank you Gary and Ian for finding Teed Off Tee Times online and booking your tee times with us as well.