The Links: Rory McIlroy's best is better than everyone else's
Rory McIlroy was invited to appear in front of Manchester United fans, Sergio Garcia is proud, and was the British Open the end and beginning of an era?
Welcome to our first post-British Open version of The Links. How much jagermeister have Rory McIlroy and Co. drank from the Claret Jug? An astronomical amount.
We might not know for years whether Sunday afternoon, when the final putt of the Open Championship was tapped into the final hole, was the exact moment when the golf world shifted from the Tiger Woods Era to the Rory McIlroy Era. It sure felt that way, though. (Golf Channel)
Rory was invited to parade his jug in front of Manchester United fans. (Guardian)
Wow, British Open ratings down 28 percent. (Geoff Shackelford)
Agree with this: The No. 1 takeaway from the 2014 British Open is that when Rory McIlroy is on, there’s no one else who can compete with him right now. (Sports Illustrated)
Rory on the difficulty of the British Open: "Links golf, you know I've struggled the last few years but I really put my mind to it this year and just really relished wanting to come to The Open and whatever conditions I got I was going to play the way I should. I just feel like all the hard work I put in has paid off." (Irish Golf Desk)
Sergio Garcia: "I'm proud of the way I performed." (Golf Digest)
More Rory: "I want to be the guy that goes on and wins majors, and wins majors regularly, wins tournaments. I'd love to be in that position." (NYT)
Caddie Michael Greller (that's a lot of Michaels) told Spieth he's among the best ever
Purse and prize money breakdowns are out for the Open: Here's what each golfer will get
Spieth took Royal Birkdale, and now you can let the hyperbole begin on his young career
It went sideways until it didn't at Royal Birkdale; in the end, Jordan Spieth made history
McIlroy finished in the top-five but missed chances to contend for the title
Jordan Spieth won his third major and first Open Championship on Sunday at Royal Birkdale