Professional golfers are creatures of habit. They thrive on the consistency by and large served up each week on the Tours worldwide. The wide fairways, the receptive greens, and a course setup that suits the commercial interests of the game’s manufacturers — power and the latest technology.
Rory McIlroy started his final round in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, Akron, Ohio, with three birdies in six holes to get within a stroke of the lead only to fade disappointingly around the turn and fail to put in a serious challenge over the closing holes.
Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello gave Europe the perfect Ryder Cup boost going into Saturday's afternoon fourballs as they fought back to square their foursomes match with American stars Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.