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March 27, 2014 Day 67 of the Sixth Year - History

March 27, 2014 Day 67 of the Sixth Year - History


10:15AM THE PRESIDENT arrives the Vatican

Vatican City, The Holy See


10:30AM THE PRESIDENT has an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis

Vatican City, The Holy See

11:25AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Vatican City, The Holy See


12:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the Quirinal Palace

Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy

12:25PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a restricted bilateral meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy

Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy

12:40PM THE PRESIDENT participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy

Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy

1:05PM THE PRESIDENT attends a working lunch with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy

Quirinal Palace, Rome, Italy

2:20PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Villa Madama

Villa Madama, Rome, Italy

2:25PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy

Villa Madama, Rome, Italy

3:35PM THE PRESIDENT holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy

Villa Madama, Rome, Italy

4:40PM THE PRESIDENT tours The Colosseum

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

6:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with employees and families of the U.S. Tri-Mission to Italy, The Holy See, and the UN Agencies in Rome


M9.2 Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami of March 27, 1964

Map of southern Alaska showing the epicenter of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake (red star). Click to view a larger image

On March 27, 1964 at 5:36pm local time (March 28 at 3:36 UTC) an earthquake of magnitude 9.2 occurred in the Prince William Sound region of Alaska. The earthquake rupture started approximately 25 km beneath the surface, with its epicenter about 6 miles (10 km) east of the mouth of College Fiord, 56 miles (90 km) west of Valdez and 75 miles (120 km) east of Anchorage. The earthquake lasted approximately 4.5 minutes and is the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. history. It is also the second largest earthquake ever recorded, next to the M9.5 earthquake in Chile in 1960.

The map shows the epicenter of the 1964 Alaska Earthquake (red star), caused when the Pacific Plate lurched northward underneath the North American Plate.


Access

Wed, Jun 23

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

11:00 AM

JM Journeys at Home Participants with Early-Stage Dementia

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Wed, Jun 23

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2:00 PM

JM Journeys at Home Participants with Memory Loss—All Stages Welcome

Classes

Thu, Jun 24

Thursday, June 24, 2021

1:00 PM

Adult Studio Workshop Collage: New Ways of Making Images

Thu, Jun 24

Thursday, June 24, 2021

6:30 PM

Lecture Gary Indiana: The Artist as Writer and Analysand

Educators

Wed, Jul 14

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

11:00 AM

Louise Bourgeois: Exploring the Relationship of Psychoanalysis, Art, and Writing Online Workshop for Educators


Students respond to our high academic, cultural and sporting expectations. We recognise and celebrate success wherever it occurs: in the classroom on the pitch in the studio or in contributions to the wider community. High expectations for behaviour, attendance and punctuality help our students make good progress and we endeavour to match our teaching to students’ individual needs, interests and aptitudes. All members of the school community are expected to strive to beat their previous best and take pride in their achievements.

Our outstanding staff encourage students to develop their own opinions and find their own voice through a broad and balanced, exciting curriculum. At the heart of our curriculum is a strong commitment to teaching modern British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and belief. Our young people develop informed opinions and are able to play a full part in their school community and are ready for their next stage of education, work or training. Everyone in our school community is valued.

The Stanway School is a trusted and respected member of the local community and works exceptionally hard to provide the very best start for our young people through outstanding teaching and the highest quality guidance and support.

This is a very exciting time as we open our new Creative Arts block the latest phase of our £7 million expansion project. I hope that you will enjoy your time here and participate fully in all aspects of our school life and become a confident, curious and caring member of our Stanway School.


March 27, 2014 Day 67 of the Sixth Year - History

Krewe of House Floats
Date: February 1 - February 16, 2021
Location: all over the place
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

2021 Carnival season has a new alternative amid cancellation of parades due to COVID-19

NEW ORLEANS (Dec. 8, 2020) — In a city that doesn’t let anything rain on its parade, the new Krewe of House Floats will roll forward with its plans for a safe alternative to the traditional 2021 Carnival season due to the cancellation of parades caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Created by New Orleans resident Megan Boudreaux, the Krewe of House Floats began as an idea posted to social media and rapidly grew into an organization with more than 7,500 members.

“It started off as a Twitter joke and now everyone wants to participate,” said Boudreaux. “We look forward to this not only being a way for people to safely celebrate Carnival season, but also as an opportunity to help our city’s culture bearers.”

The volunteers and subkrewes comprising the Krewe of House Floats have spent countless hours planning, structuring the organization, consulting with city officials, brainstorming ways to help local artisans, and working on an official Krewe of House Floats map where carnival-goers can view participating houses, which will be decorated with the traditional flair of the city’s beloved floats.

The decoration of house floats will begin on King’s Day (Jan. 6, 2021), the official start of Carnival season. Nearly 40 neighborhood subkrewes have formed throughout the greater New Orleans region, including Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes. There is even a subkrewe for NOLA expats in other states who, unable to return home for Carnival season festivities, will be celebrating with house floats from afar.

Throughout Carnival season, which culminates with Mardi Gras Day on Feb. 16, the Krewe of House Floats will channel donations to organizations around the city who support those most affected by the cancellation of parades, including but not limited to local artists, float builders and other culture bearers. More details about community partnerships are forthcoming.

For more information or to participate, visit www.KreweOfHouseFloats.org or email the krewe at [email protected] Find us on Facebook (@KreweOfHouseFloats), Instagram (@KreweofHouseFloats) and Twitter (@HouseFloats). For corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities, contact [email protected]

2021 MARDI GRAS HOUSE FLOAT PICTURES

Audubon / West and East Riverside
"There is a HOUSE in New Orleans"

Fairgrounds / Bayou St. John
"How Sweet it is to be Loved Bayou"

Broadmoor / Fontainebleau / Marlyville
"Staycation: All I Ever Wanted"

Freret
"Mardi Gras Will Go On"

Marigny / Bywater
"Theme? We don't need no stinking theme!"

Uptown
"Uptown Parades!"

Irish Channel
"Channel Surfing"

Mid City
"Here Come the Truck Floats"

University Uptown
"2020: The Musical!"

Navarre / Park Places
"Mardi Gras at the Park"

Lower Garden District
"Let the music play!"

Central City
"Mardi Gras in the City"

Floats in the Oaks
Date: Thurs., February 4 - Sun., February 14, 2021
Location: City Park, New Orleans
Time:
Weekdays 5pm -10pm/ Weekends 1pm - 10pm
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

‘Floats in the Oaks’ is a once in a lifetime opportunity for visitors to view iconic floats from various Mardi Gras krewes all in one place and it will give our region the opportunity to experience a part of Mardi Gras during this historic year. Families can safely participate in a parade-type event, by viewing stationery floats from their cars, while also supporting City Park. We hope participants will wear Mardi Gras costumes and decorate their cars. Additional elements of this experience are still developing.

Krewes already involved in supporting City Park (in no particular order): Rex, Zulu, Bacchus, Hermes, Thoth, King Arthur, Argus, Alla, Morpheus, Iris, Pygmalion, Mid City, Tucks, Femme Fatale, Babylon, Proteus, Centurions, Druids, Carrollton. Kern Studios, Rizzuto and Company, Ducote Designs, and PFJ Floats will assist with transportation of parade units. More are joining the 'Floats in the Oaks' krewe daily!

Floats will be lit up at nightime. Vehicle height cannot exceed 11 feet. No limos, mini-buses, bikes, or pedestrians are allowed on the route. 8 people per vehicle. Everyone participating must be in a seatbelt.

If you need assistance with ticketing, please email [email protected]

In addition to the driving tour experience, visitors can add-on Park Parade Packs or the Grandstand Experience. Click here for that information.

Event address: 2 Friederich Ave. New Orleans 70124 :: Click here for a map to find the entrance. (There is only one entrance, turn off Wisner to enter the line for the driving tour event)

“We are thrilled to hear so many people are interested in such a fundraiser to support City Park. It made us even more excited to eventually announce this event knowing the public supported it. City Park is looking forward to bringing a little bit of Mardi Gras to the people of the area, all while doing so safely. City Park will use the funds raised to maintain and operate the 1,300 acres,” says Rob DeViney, COO, “so everyone in our community can continue to enjoy the Park”.

The COVID-19 pandemic has financially impacted City Park significantly with the closure of revenue generating facilities, which makeup 90% of the Park’s operating budget, such as weddings, catered events, and the amusement park. Floats in the Oaks will provide revenue to offset these financial losses.The Park has been a place of respite for our community and the City Park staff will continue to creatively alter its operations to ensure the Park remains a clean and beautiful resource. City Park has, whenever possible, worked with local businesses to build this event.

“The Rex Organization salutes City Park’s leadership and board for having the vision to bring this wonderful idea to life so that New Orleanians and visitors alike can safely enjoy some Carnival spirit in this unique year,” said Rex Official James J. Reiss, III. Reiss continued, “The Rex Organization is proud to honor its special connection to City Park as personified by Beau Bassich, a Marine Corp veteran in World War II who was the longtime volunteer leader of City Park and who served as Rex, the King of Carnival, in 1989.”

Arthur Hardy 'Mister Mardi Gras' "The Floats in the Oaks project is a first in the history of Mardi Gras an assemblage of Mardi Gras floats from multiple krewes in one place where they can be enjoyed safely by locals and visitors during COVID. The 2021 Carnival season is the first since 1945 where no Mardi Gras parades will roll anywhere in the region. Parades in New Orleans have been affected in several years since the first Comus parade rolled in 1857: Civil War 1862-1865, Political unrest 1875, WWI 1927-1818, WWII 1942-1946, Korean War canceled most parades, Police Strike 1979 cancelled 12 New Orleans parades, while 13 moved to Kenner, Slidell, and Gretna."

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be offered for any reason for this event.

When:
Thursday, February 4th through Sunday, February 14th
Weekdays 5pm -10pm and Weekends 1pm - 10pm

Pricing:
Tickets for ‘Floats in the Oaks’ and Add-On experiences are limited and all tickets must be purchased in advance and online only.
Saturday - Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm - $10 per car
Monday - Sunday: 5pm to 10 pm - $20 per car
Grandstand Experience Add-On - $15 per person
Park Parade Pack - $12 (pack made for 2 people)

Floats in the Oaks website: neworleanscitypark.com

Krewe of Alla
Date: February 5, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: All of the place
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

Starting at noon on February 5th, members of the Krewe of ALLA will place krewe parade throws around the City of New Orleans. These specialty throws include swords, water bottles, krewe beads and decorated genie lamps.

The scavenger hunt will begin at 2 pm on February 5th, and will continue through the evening. Items can be found throughout the city and our community is encouraged to share their treasures by posting photos on social media using the hashtag #allaparade2021.

It is our hope to spread some carnival joy this season in our community while ensuring a safe and healthy Mardi Gras!

Mystic Krewe of Barkus
Date: February 7, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

The Mystic Krewe of Barkus welcomes the 2021 Mardi Gras season with the theme: "Bone Alone: Barkus at Home But Not Alone!”

Our canine krewe members are encouraged to celebrate the best dog parade on Earth by planning to do Barkus virtually this year on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 2 p.m. CST from your home, porch, yard or wherever you can join the fun with COVID safety measures in place.

It is time for us to give credit to all the dogs who have become our confident co-workers without regard to training or education in countless professions popular Zoom stars whether they have been formally hired or vetted by the team in-demand clean-up sous chefs while cooking more at home our best classmates who don’t even read and an endless source of unconditional love and acceptance no matter what this pandemic has thrown our way.

The dogs of the world have shown their courage in helping us while we struggle to keep COVID troubles at the our doorsteps. Whether you have the character of the ingenious Kevin, a shifty, grumpy Uncle Frank, a tough Gangsta Johnny, or a worried mother Kate in your pack, let us pay tribute to the time we have been home, but not alone.

Follow our announcements giving details on 2021 Barkus opportunities by following us at Mystic Krewe of Barkus New Orleans, our Instagram @mystic_krewe_of_barkus and on our new website www.barkus.org. You can also contact us by email at [email protected] or through Facebook messenger.

Krewe of Bacchus
Date: February 14, 2021
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Online / App

The Krewe of Bacchus is excited to announce our Throw Me Something Bacchus app for Mardi Gras 2021.

The app gives its users the ability to catch and collect virtual throws every Sunday during Carnival season. Players will be able to create their own avatar, trade throws with other players, and trade select virtual throws for actual throws.

On Bacchus Sunday, February 14, 2021, stream the VIRTUAL PARADE in the app. Cameo appearances from Bacchus royalty. Catch 2021 throws as the floats roll by to the tunes of our favorite bands. Make the BacchaBoard’s Top 100 players and capture your memories in the app. Follow Bacchus riders for special virtual throws.

As we find out more information on these events or others we will update the information

If you would like to let us know of anything else that may be occuring, please contact MardiGrasParadeSchedule.com through our Facebook Page @mardigrasparadeschedule

sorry if we missed anything

Phunny Phorty Phellows
The Phunny Phorty Phellows Herald
the Arrival of the Carnival Season!

Date: January 6, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. Sharp
Location: St. Charles Ave. Streetcar Line
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

Celebrating the arrival of the Carnival Season, the costumed and masked krewe of the Phunny Phorty Phellows will assemble (socially distanced) on Twelfth Night, January 6, 2021 (Wednesday) in the Willow Street Car Barn.

At 7pm sharp, the Phunny Phorty Phellows will board the streetcar and begin their traditional ride to "Herarld the Arrival of Carnival" down the St. Charles Ave. Streetcar Line.

The public will not be allowed in or near the streetcar barn in keeping with RTA COVID-19 restrictions. All are invited to come see the PPP throughout the route but please be responsible as we encourage everyone to follow all the City guidelines in place (wearing a mask, socially distance from other groups, etc click here for more info).

Funky Uptown Krewe
Date: January 6, 2021
Location: St. Charles Ave. Streetcar Line
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

We all know that to #revelresponsibly some new ideas about celebrating Mardi Gras 2021 have emerged- even though our annual street car ride is cancelled, we will be having a unique and interactive scavenger hunt for our coveted hand-painted record throws!

The first clues on where to find records along the St. Charles Ave street car line will be released on Instagram on Jan. 6 at 5pm, followed by more clues for more records! So be sure to follow us on Instagram and set a reminder to keep an eye out on Twelfth Night for clues. The following morning, an e-blast will go out to all our subscribers with every clue so you can see if any were not found the night before.

Krewe de Jeanne d' Arc
Date: January 6, 2021
Time: 6 - 9 p.m
Location:
Behrman Memorial Park
2529 General Meyer Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70114
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

Celebrating St. Joan of Arc’s birthday and Twelfth Night, Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc presents the Tableaux de Jeanne d’Arc, a medieval-themed live performance drive-by event, inspired by Joan's life and legacy. In a multitude of tableaux we tell the story of Joan from her childhood as a shepherdess to her sainthood. You will see most of the props, characters, performance groups, and music from our annual walking parade as you drive by. Look for some new vignettes as well.

While you wait in line you'll be able to log in and listen to the story of our parade or compete in our Joan Quiz Bowl. We anticipate wait times of approximately 40 minutes so you'll have time to do both!

We are committed to keeping both krewe members and the public safe. We will follow all city and state coronavirus guidelines. All participants will be wearing face masks and will keep 6 feet or more apart. There will be no close contact between people. No throws will be distributed. All viewers must remain in their vehicle wearing masks. All vehicles must have a ticket.

Intergalactic
Krewe of Chewbacchus
Date: postponed
Location: all over the place
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

On January 23, 2021, The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus planned to embark on its eleventh annual adventure, this time navigating the impossible terrain of socially distanced parading during a global pandemic. With SubKrewe stations all over metro New Orleans, these “chapters” would honor the theme DON’T PANIC! THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE NEW REALITY.

However, with the recent decision by the City of New Orleans to move to Modified Phase 1, the 2021 celebration and all SubKrewe activities will be halted. We are trusting the science and directing all krewe members to suspend their planned celebrations on January 23, 2021.

We're also postponing our scheduled scavenger hunt to a later date.

The Overlords are hereby announcing a Virtual Costume Contest and are asking krewe members and the public to post photos of their Chewbacchus looks on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #chewbacchusnewreality2021.
The Overlords message to members, New Orleanians, and fans across the galaxy is: Don’t Panic!

ORIGINAL PLANS BELOW HAVE BEEN POSTPONED

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will embark on its eleventh annual adventure, this time navigating the impossible terrain of socially distanced parading during a global pandemic. Life finds a way.

On that day, The Sacred Drunken Wookiee will awaken from his season of slumber to present the theme DON’T PANIC! THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE NEW REALITY - VOLUME ONE.

Within the week leading up to VOLUME ONE, the krewe will release “The Guide” in the form of an online PDF brochure, which will include a map to the locations of where the devoted subkrewes of Chewbacchus will be stationed at homes and businesses around the city of New Orleans on January 23, 2021. Each station will represent a “chapter” of the guide. Fans and devotees of The Sacred Drunken Wookiee will be able to visit these stations on that date and collect the wonderful handmade throws of our subkrewes and marvel at the beautiful costumes and glorious contraptions of our members in a socially distanced manner.

ALL CHEWBACCHUS MEMBERS WILL BE APPROPRIATELY MASKED, AND ADHERING TO CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCE AND OUTDOOR GATHERING GUIDELINES. In return, it is expected that fans and spectators will return that respect and be masked and socially distanced as well. To emphasize a mindfulness to the safety and health of our members, The Overlords of Chewbacchus hereby issue the decree that no member of the public visiting a station of our subkrewes will be entertained with the gift of a throw if not masked and respecting current social distance guidelines.

Furthermore, in addition to the opportunity to still witness the splendor of our subkrewes and chance to acquire their beautiful handmade throws, DON’T PANIC! THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE NEW REALITY - VOLUME ONE will include a multimedia side quest for rare, one of a kind, artifacts of The Sacred Drunken Wookiee. Those artifacts will be found at randomly selected subkrewe stations and will reveal clues to the location of a prized collection of rare treasures, a Chewbacchus merchandise prize package, a lifetime membership to the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, and the Royal title “Ultimate Survivor of the New Reality.”

More details to follow. Subscribe to our mailing list at Chewbacchus.org for latest information.

Join us, as The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus guides you through the New Reality. And don’t panic.

ALL HAIL THE SACRED DRUNKEN WOOKIEE!

Krewe du Vieux
Date: January 30, 2021

Satirical Art Installations
Tasteless Mini-Libraries

Location: all over the place see map below
or visit this link

VIRTUAL EVENT
When: January 30th - 6:30 pm
Where: Will be streamed from our website
from this link: VIRTUAL KdV

Like virtually every other Mardi Gras organization, Krewe du Vieux is not parading in 2021. Instead, many of the subkrewes have created installations to express their creativity, satire and general lack of taste.

Basic information about these is listed below more details can be found on some of their websites, or by abducting and interrogating a krewe member (trust us, they’ll love it). In all cases, however, please wear masks and keep appropriate social distance. Oh, and one of these may not be real – test your Krewe du Vieux subkrewe knowledge!

Krewe of House Floats
Date: February 1 - February 16, 2021
Location: all over the place
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

2021 Carnival season has a new alternative amid cancellation of parades due to COVID-19

NEW ORLEANS (Dec. 8, 2020) — In a city that doesn’t let anything rain on its parade, the new Krewe of House Floats will roll forward with its plans for a safe alternative to the traditional 2021 Carnival season due to the cancellation of parades caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Created by New Orleans resident Megan Boudreaux, the Krewe of House Floats began as an idea posted to social media and rapidly grew into an organization with more than 7,500 members.

“It started off as a Twitter joke and now everyone wants to participate,” said Boudreaux. “We look forward to this not only being a way for people to safely celebrate Carnival season, but also as an opportunity to help our city’s culture bearers.”

The volunteers and subkrewes comprising the Krewe of House Floats have spent countless hours planning, structuring the organization, consulting with city officials, brainstorming ways to help local artisans, and working on an official Krewe of House Floats map where carnival-goers can view participating houses, which will be decorated with the traditional flair of the city’s beloved floats.

The decoration of house floats will begin on King’s Day (Jan. 6, 2021), the official start of Carnival season. Nearly 40 neighborhood subkrewes have formed throughout the greater New Orleans region, including Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes. There is even a subkrewe for NOLA expats in other states who, unable to return home for Carnival season festivities, will be celebrating with house floats from afar.

Throughout Carnival season, which culminates with Mardi Gras Day on Feb. 16, the Krewe of House Floats will channel donations to organizations around the city who support those most affected by the cancellation of parades, including but not limited to local artists, float builders and other culture bearers. More details about community partnerships are forthcoming.

For more information or to participate, visit www.KreweOfHouseFloats.org or email the krewe at [email protected] Find us on Facebook (@KreweOfHouseFloats), Instagram (@KreweofHouseFloats) and Twitter (@HouseFloats). For corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities, contact [email protected]

Floats in the Oaks
Date: Thurs., February 4 - Sun., February 14, 2021
Location: City Park, New Orleans
Time:
Weekdays 5pm -10pm/ Weekends 1pm - 10pm
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

‘Floats in the Oaks’ is a once in a lifetime opportunity for visitors to view iconic floats from various Mardi Gras krewes all in one place and it will give our region the opportunity to experience a part of Mardi Gras during this historic year. Families can safely participate in a parade-type event, by viewing stationery floats from their cars, while also supporting City Park. We hope participants will wear Mardi Gras costumes and decorate their cars. Additional elements of this experience are still developing.

Krewes already involved in supporting City Park (in no particular order): Rex, Zulu, Bacchus, Hermes, Thoth, King Arthur, Argus, Alla, Morpheus, Iris, Pygmalion, Mid City, Tucks, Femme Fatale, Babylon, Proteus, Centurions, Druids, Carrollton. Kern Studios, Rizzuto and Company, Ducote Designs, and PFJ Floats will assist with transportation of parade units. More are joining the 'Floats in the Oaks' krewe daily!

Floats will be lit up at nightime. Vehicle height cannot exceed 11 feet. No limos, mini-buses, bikes, or pedestrians are allowed on the route. 8 people per vehicle. Everyone participating must be in a seatbelt.

If you need assistance with ticketing, please email [email protected]

In addition to the driving tour experience, visitors can add-on Park Parade Packs or the Grandstand Experience. Click here for that information.

Event address: 2 Friederich Ave. New Orleans 70124 :: Click here for a map to find the entrance. (There is only one entrance, turn off Wisner to enter the line for the driving tour event)

“We are thrilled to hear so many people are interested in such a fundraiser to support City Park. It made us even more excited to eventually announce this event knowing the public supported it. City Park is looking forward to bringing a little bit of Mardi Gras to the people of the area, all while doing so safely. City Park will use the funds raised to maintain and operate the 1,300 acres,” says Rob DeViney, COO, “so everyone in our community can continue to enjoy the Park”.

The COVID-19 pandemic has financially impacted City Park significantly with the closure of revenue generating facilities, which makeup 90% of the Park’s operating budget, such as weddings, catered events, and the amusement park. Floats in the Oaks will provide revenue to offset these financial losses.The Park has been a place of respite for our community and the City Park staff will continue to creatively alter its operations to ensure the Park remains a clean and beautiful resource. City Park has, whenever possible, worked with local businesses to build this event.

“The Rex Organization salutes City Park’s leadership and board for having the vision to bring this wonderful idea to life so that New Orleanians and visitors alike can safely enjoy some Carnival spirit in this unique year,” said Rex Official James J. Reiss, III. Reiss continued, “The Rex Organization is proud to honor its special connection to City Park as personified by Beau Bassich, a Marine Corp veteran in World War II who was the longtime volunteer leader of City Park and who served as Rex, the King of Carnival, in 1989.”

Arthur Hardy 'Mister Mardi Gras' "The Floats in the Oaks project is a first in the history of Mardi Gras an assemblage of Mardi Gras floats from multiple krewes in one place where they can be enjoyed safely by locals and visitors during COVID. The 2021 Carnival season is the first since 1945 where no Mardi Gras parades will roll anywhere in the region. Parades in New Orleans have been affected in several years since the first Comus parade rolled in 1857: Civil War 1862-1865, Political unrest 1875, WWI 1927-1818, WWII 1942-1946, Korean War canceled most parades, Police Strike 1979 cancelled 12 New Orleans parades, while 13 moved to Kenner, Slidell, and Gretna."

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be offered for any reason for this event.

When:
Thursday, February 4th through Sunday, February 14th
Weekdays 5pm -10pm and Weekends 1pm - 10pm

Pricing:
Tickets for ‘Floats in the Oaks’ and Add-On experiences are limited and all tickets must be purchased in advance and online only.
Saturday - Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm - $10 per car
Monday - Sunday: 5pm to 10 pm - $20 per car
Grandstand Experience Add-On - $15 per person
Park Parade Pack - $12 (pack made for 2 people)

Floats in the Oaks website: neworleanscitypark.com

Krewe of Alla
Date: February 5, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: All of the place
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

Starting at noon on February 5th, members of the Krewe of ALLA will place krewe parade throws around the City of New Orleans. These specialty throws include swords, water bottles, krewe beads and decorated genie lamps.

The scavenger hunt will begin at 2 pm on February 5th, and will continue through the evening. Items can be found throughout the city and our community is encouraged to share their treasures by posting photos on social media using the hashtag #allaparade2021.

It is our hope to spread some carnival joy this season in our community while ensuring a safe and healthy Mardi Gras!

Mystic Krewe of Barkus
Date: February 7, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online
MardiGrasParadeSchedule Krewe Page

The Mystic Krewe of Barkus welcomes the 2021 Mardi Gras season with the theme: "Bone Alone: Barkus at Home But Not Alone!”

Our canine krewe members are encouraged to celebrate the best dog parade on Earth by planning to do Barkus virtually this year on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 2 p.m. CST from your home, porch, yard or wherever you can join the fun with COVID safety measures in place.

It is time for us to give credit to all the dogs who have become our confident co-workers without regard to training or education in countless professions popular Zoom stars whether they have been formally hired or vetted by the team in-demand clean-up sous chefs while cooking more at home our best classmates who don’t even read and an endless source of unconditional love and acceptance no matter what this pandemic has thrown our way.

The dogs of the world have shown their courage in helping us while we struggle to keep COVID troubles at the our doorsteps. Whether you have the character of the ingenious Kevin, a shifty, grumpy Uncle Frank, a tough Gangsta Johnny, or a worried mother Kate in your pack, let us pay tribute to the time we have been home, but not alone.

Follow our announcements giving details on 2021 Barkus opportunities by following us at Mystic Krewe of Barkus New Orleans, our Instagram @mystic_krewe_of_barkus and on our new website www.barkus.org. You can also contact us by email at [email protected] or through Facebook messenger.

Krewe of Bacchus
Date: February 14, 2021
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Online / App

The Krewe of Bacchus is excited to announce our Throw Me Something Bacchus app for Mardi Gras 2021.

The app gives its users the ability to catch and collect virtual throws every Sunday during Carnival season. Players will be able to create their own avatar, trade throws with other players, and trade select virtual throws for actual throws.

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As we find out more information on these events or others we will update the information


March 27, 2014 Day 67 of the Sixth Year - History

This division may be cited as the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 .

Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Division A—Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 Sec. 1. Short title, etc. Title I—Certain expiring provisions Subtitle A—Individual tax extenders Sec. 101. Extension of deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers. Sec. 102. Extension of exclusion from gross income of discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness. Sec. 103. Extension of parity for employer-provided mass transit and parking benefits. Sec. 104. Extension of mortgage insurance premiums treated as qualified residence interest. Sec. 105. Extension of deduction of State and local general sales taxes. Sec. 106. Extension of special rule for contributions of capital gain real property made for conservation purposes. Sec. 107. Extension of above-the-line deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses. Sec. 108. Extension of tax-free distributions from individual retirement plans for charitable purposes. Subtitle B—Business tax extenders Sec. 111. Extension of research credit. Sec. 112. Extension of temporary minimum low-income housing tax credit rate for non-federally subsidized buildings. Sec. 113. Extension of military housing allowance exclusion for determining whether a tenant in certain counties is low-income. Sec. 114. Extension of Indian employment tax credit. Sec. 115. Extension of new markets tax credit. Sec. 116. Extension of railroad track maintenance credit. Sec. 117. Extension of mine rescue team training credit. Sec. 118. Extension of employer wage credit for employees who are active duty members of the uniformed services. Sec. 119. Extension of work opportunity tax credit. Sec. 120. Extension of qualified zone academy bonds. Sec. 121. Extension of classification of certain race horses as 3-year property. Sec. 122. Extension of 15-year straight-line cost recovery for qualified leasehold improvements, qualified restaurant buildings and improvements, and qualified retail improvements. Sec. 123. Extension of 7-year recovery period for motorsports entertainment complexes. Sec. 124. Extension of accelerated depreciation for business property on an Indian reservation. Sec. 125. Extension of bonus depreciation. Sec. 126. Extension of enhanced charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory. Sec. 127. Extension of increased expensing limitations and treatment of certain real property as section 179 property. Sec. 128. Extension of election to expense mine safety equipment. Sec. 129. Extension of special expensing rules for certain film and television productions. Sec. 130. Extension of deduction allowable with respect to income attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico. Sec. 131. Extension of modification of tax treatment of certain payments to controlling exempt organizations. Sec. 132. Extension of treatment of certain dividends of regulated investment companies. Sec. 133. Extension of RIC qualified investment entity treatment under FIRPTA. Sec. 134. Extension of subpart F exception for active financing income. Sec. 135. Extension of look-thru treatment of payments between related controlled foreign corporations under foreign personal holding company rules. Sec. 136. Extension of temporary exclusion of 100 percent of gain on certain small business stock. Sec. 137. Extension of basis adjustment to stock of S corporations making charitable contributions of property. Sec. 138. Extension of reduction in S-corporation recognition period for built-in gains tax. Sec. 139. Extension of empowerment zone tax incentives. Sec. 140. Extension of temporary increase in limit on cover over of rum excise taxes to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Sec. 141. Extension of American Samoa economic development credit. Subtitle C—Energy tax extenders Sec. 151. Extension of credit for nonbusiness energy property. Sec. 152. Extension of second generation biofuel producer credit. Sec. 153. Extension of incentives for biodiesel and renewable diesel. Sec. 154. Extension of production credit for Indian coal facilities placed in service before 2009. Sec. 155. Extension of credits with respect to facilities producing energy from certain renewable resources. Sec. 156. Extension of credit for energy-efficient new homes. Sec. 157. Extension of special allowance for second generation biofuel plant property. Sec. 158. Extension of energy efficient commercial buildings deduction. Sec. 159. Extension of special rule for sales or dispositions to implement FERC or State electric restructuring policy for qualified electric utilities. Sec. 160. Extension of excise tax credits relating to certain fuels. Sec. 161. Extension of credit for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property. Subtitle D—Extenders relating to multiemployer defined benefit pension plans Sec. 171. Extension of automatic extension of amortization periods. Sec. 172. Extension of shortfall funding method and endangered and critical rules. Title II—Technical Corrections Sec. 201. Short title. Sec. 202. Amendments relating to American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Sec. 203. Amendment relating to Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Sec. 204. Amendment relating to FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Sec. 205. Amendments relating to Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act of 2010. Sec. 206. Amendments relating to Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Sec. 207. Amendments relating to Creating Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Sec. 208. Clerical amendment relating to Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act. Sec. 209. Amendments relating to American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009. Sec. 210. Amendments relating to Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008. Sec. 211. Amendments relating to Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008. Sec. 212. Clerical amendments relating to Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008. Sec. 213. Amendments and provision relating to Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008. Sec. 214. Amendments relating to Economic Stimulus Act of 2008. Sec. 215. Amendments relating to Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2007. Sec. 216. Amendment relating to Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. Sec. 217. Amendment relating to Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2005: A Legacy for Users. Sec. 218. Amendments relating to Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005. Sec. 219. Amendments relating to American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Sec. 220. Other clerical corrections. Sec. 221. Deadwood provisions. Title III—Joint Committee on Taxation Sec. 301. Increased refund and credit threshold for Joint Committee on Taxation review of C corporation return. Title IV—Budgetary effects Sec. 401. Budgetary effects. Division B—Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 Sec. 1. Short title etc. Title I—Qualified Able Programs Sec. 101. Purposes. Sec. 102. Qualified ABLE programs. Sec. 103. Treatment of ABLE accounts under certain Federal programs. Sec. 104. Treatment of able accounts in bankruptcy. Sec. 105. Investment direction rule for 529 plans. Title II—Offsets Sec. 201. Correction to workers compensation offset age. Sec. 202. Accelerated application of relative value targets for misvalued services in the Medicare physician fee schedule. Sec. 203. Consistent treatment of vacuum erection systems in Medicare Parts B and D. Sec. 204. One-year delay of implementation of oral-only policy under Medicare ESRD prospective payment system. Sec. 205. Modification relating to Inland Waterways Trust Fund financing rate. Sec. 206. Certified professional employer organizations. Sec. 207. Exclusion of dividends from controlled foreign corporations from the definition of personal holding company income for purposes of the personal holding company rules. Sec. 208. Inflation adjustment for certain civil penalties under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Sec. 209. Increase in continuous levy. I Certain expiring provisions A Individual tax extenders 101. Extension of deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers (a) In general

Subparagraph (D) of section 62(a)(2) is amended by striking or 2013 and inserting 2013, or 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

102. Extension of exclusion from gross income of discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness (a) In general

Subparagraph (E) of section 108(a)(1) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to indebtedness discharged after December 31, 2013.

103. Extension of parity for employer-provided mass transit and parking benefits (a) In general

Paragraph (2) of section 132(f) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to months after December 31, 2013.

104. Extension of mortgage insurance premiums treated as qualified residence interest (a) In general

Subclause (I) of section 163(h)(3)(E)(iv) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to amounts paid or accrued after December 31, 2013.

105. Extension of deduction of State and local general sales taxes (a) In general

Subparagraph (I) of section 164(b)(5) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

106. Extension of special rule for contributions of capital gain real property made for conservation purposes (a) In general

Clause (vi) of section 170(b)(1)(E) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

(b) Contributions by certain corporate farmers and ranchers

Clause (iii) of section 170(b)(2)(B) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to contributions made in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

107. Extension of above-the-line deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses (a) In general

Subsection (e) of section 222 is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

108. Extension of tax-free distributions from individual retirement plans for charitable purposes (a) In general

Subparagraph (F) of section 408(d)(8) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to distributions made in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

B Business tax extenders 111. Extension of research credit (a) In general

Paragraph (1) of section 41(h) is amended by striking paid or incurred and all that follows and inserting paid or incurred after December 31, 2014. .

Subparagraph (D) of section 45C(b)(1) is amended to read as follows:

If section 41 is not in effect for any period, such section shall be deemed to remain in effect for such period for purposes of this paragraph.

The amendments made by this section shall apply to amounts paid or incurred after December 31, 2013.

112. Extension of temporary minimum low-income housing tax credit rate for non-federally subsidized buildings (a) In general

Subparagraph (A) of section 42(b)(2) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendment made by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2014.

113. Extension of military housing allowance exclusion for determining whether a tenant in certain counties is low-income (a) In general

Subsection (b) of section 3005 of the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 is amended by striking January 1, 2014 each place it appears and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendment made by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of section 3005 of the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008.

114. Extension of Indian employment tax credit (a) In general

Subsection (f) of section 45A is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

115. Extension of new markets tax credit (a) In general

Subparagraph (G) of section 45D(f)(1) is amended by striking and 2013 and inserting 2013, and 2014 .

(b) Carryover of unused limitation

Paragraph (3) of section 45D(f) is amended by striking 2018 and inserting 2019 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to calendar years beginning after December 31, 2013.

116. Extension of railroad track maintenance credit (a) In general

Subsection (f) of section 45G is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to expenditures paid or incurred in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

117. Extension of mine rescue team training credit (a) In general

Subsection (e) of section 45N is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

118. Extension of employer wage credit for employees who are active duty members of the uniformed services (a) In general

Subsection (f) of section 45P is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to payments made after December 31, 2013.

119. Extension of work opportunity tax credit (a) In general

Paragraph (4) of section 51(c) is amended by striking for the employer and all that follows and inserting for the employer after December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to individuals who begin work for the employer after December 31, 2013.

120. Extension of qualified zone academy bonds (a) Extension

Paragraph (1) of section 54E(c) is amended by striking and 2013 and inserting 2013, and 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to obligations issued after December 31, 2013.

121. Extension of classification of certain race horses as 3-year property (a) In general

Clause (i) of section 168(e)(3)(A) is amended—

by striking January 1, 2014 in subclause (I) and inserting January 1, 2015 , and

by striking December 31, 2013 in subclause (II) and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2013.

122. Extension of 15-year straight-line cost recovery for qualified leasehold improvements, qualified restaurant buildings and improvements, and qualified retail improvements (a) In general

Clauses (iv), (v), and (ix) of section 168(e)(3)(E) are each amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2013.

123. Extension of 7-year recovery period for motorsports entertainment complexes (a) In general

Subparagraph (D) of section 168(i)(15) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2013.

124. Extension of accelerated depreciation for business property on an Indian reservation (a) In general

Paragraph (8) of section 168(j) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2013.

125. Extension of bonus depreciation (a) In general

Paragraph (2) of section 168(k) is amended—

by striking January 1, 2015 in subparagraph (A)(iv) and inserting January 1, 2016 , and

by striking January 1, 2014 each place it appears and inserting January 1, 2015 .

(b) Special rule for Federal long-Term contracts

Clause (ii) of section 460(c)(6)(B) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 (January 1, 2015 and inserting January 1, 2015 (January 1, 2016 .

(c) Extension of election to accelerate the AMT credit in lieu of bonus depreciation

Subclause (II) of section 168(k)(4)(D)(iii) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

(2) Round 4 extension property

Paragraph (4) of section 168(k) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(K) Special rules for round 4 extension property (i) In general

In the case of round 4 extension property, in applying this paragraph to any taxpayer—

the limitation described in subparagraph (B)(i) and the business credit increase amount under subparagraph (E)(iii) thereof shall not apply, and

the bonus depreciation amount, maximum amount, and maximum increase amount shall be computed separately from amounts computed with respect to eligible qualified property which is not round 4 extension property.

A taxpayer who has an election in effect under this paragraph for round 3 extension property shall be treated as having an election in effect for round 4 extension property unless the taxpayer elects to not have this paragraph apply to round 4 extension property.

A taxpayer who does not have an election in effect under this paragraph for round 3 extension property may elect to have this paragraph apply to round 4 extension property.

(iii) Round 4 extension property

For purposes of this subparagraph, the term round 4 extension property means property which is eligible qualified property solely by reason of the extension of the application of the special allowance under paragraph (1) pursuant to the amendments made by section 125(a) of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (and the application of such extension to this paragraph pursuant to the amendment made by section 125(c) of such Act).

The heading for subsection (k) of section 168 is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The heading for clause (ii) of section 168(k)(2)(B) is amended by striking pre-January 1, 2014 and inserting pre-January 1, 2015 .

Subparagraph (C) of section 168(n)(2) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

Subparagraph (D) of section 1400L(b)(2) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

Subparagraph (B) of section 1400N(d)(3) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2013, in taxable years ending after such date.

126. Extension of enhanced charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory (a) In general

Clause (iv) of section 170(e)(3)(C) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to contributions made after December 31, 2013.

127. Extension of increased expensing limitations and treatment of certain real property as section 179 property (a) In general

by striking beginning in 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013 in subparagraph (B) and inserting beginning after 2009 and before 2015 , and

by striking 2013 in subparagraph (C) and inserting 2014 .

(2) Reduction in limitation

by striking beginning in 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013 in subparagraph (B) and inserting beginning after 2009 and before 2015 , and

by striking 2013 in subparagraph (C) and inserting 2014 .

Section 179(d)(1)(A)(ii) is amended by striking 2014 and inserting 2015 .

Section 179(c)(2) is amended by striking 2014 and inserting 2015 .

(d) Special rules for treatment of qualified real property

Section 179(f)(1) is amended by striking beginning in 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013 and inserting beginning after 2009 and before 2015 .

(2) Carryover limitation (A) In general

Section 179(f)(4) is amended by striking 2013 each place it appears and inserting 2014 .

The heading of subparagraph (C) of section 179(f)(4) is amended by striking 2011 and 2012 and inserting 2011, 2012, and 2013 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

128. Extension of election to expense mine safety equipment (a) In general

Subsection (g) of section 179E is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2013.

129. Extension of special expensing rules for certain film and television productions (a) In general

Subsection (f) of section 181 is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to productions commencing after December 31, 2013.

130. Extension of deduction allowable with respect to income attributable to domestic production activities in Puerto Rico (a) In general

Subparagraph (C) of section 199(d)(8) is amended—

by striking first 8 taxable years and inserting first 9 taxable years , and

by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

131. Extension of modification of tax treatment of certain payments to controlling exempt organizations (a) In general

Clause (iv) of section 512(b)(13)(E) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to payments received or accrued after December 31, 2013.

132. Extension of treatment of certain dividends of regulated investment companies (a) In general

Paragraphs (1)(C)(v) and (2)(C)(v) of section 871(k) are each amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

133. Extension of RIC qualified investment entity treatment under FIRPTA (a) In general

Clause (ii) of section 897(h)(4)(A) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2014. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, such amendment shall not apply with respect to the withholding requirement under section 1445 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for any payment made before the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2) Amounts withheld on or before date of enactment

In the case of a regulated investment company—

which makes a distribution after December 31, 2013, and before the date of the enactment of this Act, and

which would (but for the second sentence of paragraph (1)) have been required to withhold with respect to such distribution under section 1445 of such Code,

such investment company shall not be liable to any person to whom such distribution was made for any amount so withheld and paid over to the Secretary of the Treasury.

134. Extension of subpart F exception for active financing income (a) Exempt insurance income

Paragraph (10) of section 953(e) is amended—

by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 , and

by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

(b) Special rule for income derived in the active conduct of banking, financing, or similar businesses

Paragraph (9) of section 954(h) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years of foreign corporations beginning after December 31, 2013, and to taxable years of United States shareholders with or within which any such taxable year of such foreign corporation ends.

135. Extension of look-thru treatment of payments between related controlled foreign corporations under foreign personal holding company rules (a) In general

Subparagraph (C) of section 954(c)(6) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years of foreign corporations beginning after December 31, 2013, and to taxable years of United States shareholders with or within which such taxable years of foreign corporations end.

136. Extension of temporary exclusion of 100 percent of gain on certain small business stock (a) In general

Paragraph (4) of section 1202(a) is amended—

by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 , and

by striking and 2013 in the heading and inserting 2013, and 2014 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to stock acquired after December 31, 2013.

137. Extension of basis adjustment to stock of S corporations making charitable contributions of property (a) In general

Paragraph (2) of section 1367(a) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to contributions made in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

138. Extension of reduction in S-corporation recognition period for built-in gains tax (a) In general

Subparagraph (C) of section 1374(d)(7) is amended—

by striking 2012 or 2013 and inserting 2012, 2013, or 2014 , and

by striking 2012 and 2013 in the heading and inserting 2012, 2013, and 2014 .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

139. Extension of empowerment zone tax incentives (a) In general

Clause (i) of section 1391(d)(1)(A) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

(b) Treatment of certain termination dates specified in nominations

In the case of a designation of an empowerment zone the nomination for which included a termination date which is contemporaneous with the date specified in subparagraph (A)(i) of section 1391(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as in effect before the enactment of this Act), subparagraph (B) of such section shall not apply with respect to such designation if, after the date of the enactment of this section, the entity which made such nomination amends the nomination to provide for a new termination date in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury (or the Secretary’s designee) may provide.

The amendment made by this section shall apply to periods after December 31, 2013.

140. Extension of temporary increase in limit on cover over of rum excise taxes to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (a) In general

Paragraph (1) of section 7652(f) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to distilled spirits brought into the United States after December 31, 2013.

141. Extension of American Samoa economic development credit (a) In general

Subsection (d) of section 119 of division A of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 is amended—

by striking January 1, 2014 each place it appears and inserting January 1, 2015 ,

by striking first 8 taxable years in paragraph (1) and inserting first 9 taxable years , and

by striking first 2 taxable years in paragraph (2) and inserting first 3 taxable years .

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

C Energy tax extenders 151. Extension of credit for nonbusiness energy property (a) In general

Paragraph (2) of section 25C(g) is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2013.

152. Extension of second generation biofuel producer credit (a) In general

Clause (i) of section 40(b)(6)(J) is amended by striking January 1, 2014 and inserting January 1, 2015 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to qualified second generation biofuel production after December 31, 2013.

153. Extension of incentives for biodiesel and renewable diesel (a) Credits for biodiesel and renewable diesel used as fuel

Subsection (g) of section 40A is amended by striking December 31, 2013 and inserting December 31, 2014 .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to fuel sold or used after December 31, 2013.

154. Extension of production credit for Indian coal facilities placed in service before 2009 (a) In general

Subparagraph (A) of section 45(e)(10) is amended by striking 8-year period each place it appears and inserting 9-year period .

The amendment made by this section shall apply to coal produced after December 31, 2013.

155. Extension of credits with respect to facilities producing energy from certain renewable resources (a) In general

The following provisions of section 45(d) are each amended by striking January 1, 2014 each place it appears and inserting January 1, 2015 :


Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study

Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet.

The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. Yet since the dawn of civilisation, humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of plants, while livestock kept by humans abounds.

The new work is the first comprehensive estimate of the weight of every class of living creature and overturns some long-held assumptions. Bacteria are indeed a major life form – 13% of everything – but plants overshadow everything, representing 82% of all living matter. All other creatures, from insects to fungi, to fish and animals, make up just 5% of the world’s biomass.

Another surprise is that the teeming life revealed in the oceans by the recent BBC television series Blue Planet II turns out to represent just 1% of all biomass. The vast majority of life is land-based and a large chunk – an eighth – is bacteria buried deep below the surface.

“I was shocked to find there wasn’t already a comprehensive, holistic estimate of all the different components of biomass,” said Prof Ron Milo, at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who led the work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“I would hope this gives people a perspective on the very dominant role that humanity now plays on Earth,” he said, adding that he now chooses to eat less meat due to the huge environmental impact of livestock.

The transformation of the planet by human activity has led scientists to the brink of declaring a new geological era – the Anthropocene. One suggested marker for this change are the bones of the domestic chicken, now ubiquitous across the globe.

The new work reveals that farmed poultry today makes up 70% of all birds on the planet, with just 30% being wild. The picture is even more stark for mammals – 60% of all mammals on Earth are livestock, mostly cattle and pigs, 36% are human and just 4% are wild animals.

“It is pretty staggering,” said Milo. “In wildlife films, we see flocks of birds, of every kind, in vast amounts, and then when we did the analysis we found there are [far] more domesticated birds.”

The destruction of wild habitat for farming, logging and development has resulted in the start of what many scientists consider the sixth mass extinction of life to occur in the Earth’s four billion year history. About half the Earth’s animals are thought to have been lost in the last 50 years.

But comparison of the new estimates with those for the time before humans became farmers and the industrial revolution began reveal the full extent of the huge decline. Just one-sixth of wild mammals, from mice to elephants, remain, surprising even the scientists. In the oceans, three centuries of whaling has left just a fifth of marine mammals in the oceans.

“It is definitely striking, our disproportionate place on Earth,” said Milo. “When I do a puzzle with my daughters, there is usually an elephant next to a giraffe next to a rhino. But if I was trying to give them a more realistic sense of the world, it would be a cow next to a cow next to a cow and then a chicken.”

Despite humanity’s supremacy, in weight terms Homo sapiens is puny. Viruses alone have a combined weight three times that of humans, as do worms. Fish are 12 times greater than people and fungi 200 times as large.

But our impact on the natural world remains immense, said Milo, particularly in what we choose to eat: “Our dietary choices have a vast effect on the habitats of animals, plants and other organisms.”

“I would hope people would take this [work] as part of their world view of how they consume,” he said. ”I have not become vegetarian, but I do take the environmental impact into my decision making, so it helps me think, do I want to choose beef or poultry or use tofu instead?”

The researchers calculated the biomass estimates using data from hundreds of studies, which often used modern techniques, such as satellite remote sensing that can scan great areas, and gene sequencing that can unravel the myriad organisms in the microscopic world.

They started by assessing the biomass of a class of organisms and then they determined which environments such life could live in across the world to create a global total. They used carbon as the key measure and found all life contains 550bn tonnes of the element. The researchers acknowledge that substantial uncertainties remain in particular estimates, especially for bacteria deep underground, but say the work presents a useful overview.

Paul Falkowski, at Rutgers University in the US and not part of the research team, said: “The study is, to my knowledge, the first comprehensive analysis of the biomass distribution of all organisms – including viruses – on Earth.”

“There are two major takeaways from this paper,” he said. “First, humans are extremely efficient in exploiting natural resources. Humans have culled, and in some cases eradicated, wild mammals for food or pleasure in virtually all continents. Second, the biomass of terrestrial plants overwhelmingly dominates on a global scale – and most of that biomass is in the form of wood.”


A Little History of the World Wide Web

Doug Engelbart prototypes an "oNLine System" (NLS) which does hypertext browsing editing, email, and so on. He invents the mouse for this purpose. See the Bootstrap Institute library.

Ted Nelson coins the word Hypertext in A File Structure for the Complex, the Changing, and the Indeterminate . 20th National Conference, New York, Association for Computing Machinery, 1965. See also: Literary Machines. Note: There used to be a link here to "Hypertext and Hypermedia: A Selected Bibliography" by Terence Harpold, but the site hosting the resource did not maintain the link.

Andy van Dam and others build the Hypertext Editing System and FRESS in 1967.

While consulting for CERN June-December of 1980, Tim Berners-Lee writes a notebook program, "Enquire-Within-Upon-Everything", which allows links to be made between arbitrary nodes. Each node had a title, a type, and a list of bidirectional typed links. "ENQUIRE" ran on Norsk Data machines under SINTRAN-III. See: Enquire user manual as scanned images or as HTML page(alt).

Dec 12: Paul Kunz installs first Web server outside of Europe, at SLAC.

At CERN, Presentation and demo at JENC3, Innsbruck (AT). Technical Student Carl Barker (ECP) joins the project.

June Presentation and demo at HEPVM (Lyon). People at FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (US)), NIKHEF (Nationaal Instituut voor Kern- en Hoge Energie Fysika, (NL)), DESY (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Hamburg, (DE)) join with WWW servers. July Distribution of WWW through CernLib, including Viola. WWW library code ported to DECnet. Report to the Advisory Board on Computing. August Introduction of CVS for code management at CERN. September Plenary session demonstration to the HEP community at CHEP'92 in Annecy (FR). November Jump back in time to a snapshot of the WWW Project Page as of 3 Nov 1992 and the WWW project web of the time, including the list of all 26 resoanably reliable servers, NCSA's having just been added, but no sign of Mosaic.

The Acceptable Use Policy prohibiting commercial use of the Internet re-interpreted., so that it becomes becomes allowed.

April April 30: Date on the declaration by CERN's directors that WWW technology would be freely usable by anyone, with no fees being payable to CERN. A milestone document. July Ari Luotonen (ECP) joins the project at CERN. He implements access authorisation, proceeds to re-write the CERN httpd server. July 28-30 O'Reilly hosts first WWW Wizards Workshop in Cambridge Mass (US). September WWW (Port 80 http) traffic measures 1% of NSF backbone traffic. NCSA releases working versions of Mosaic browser for all common platforms: X, PC/Windows and Macintosh.

September 6-10: On a bus at a seminar Information at Newcastle University, MIT's Prof. David Gifford suggests Tim BL contact Michael Dertouzos of MIT/LCS as a possible consortium host site.

October Over 200 known HTTP servers. The European Commission, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and CERN start the first Web-based project of the European Union (DG XIII): WISE, using the Web for dissemination of technological information to Europe's less favoured regions. December WWW receives IMA award. John Markov writes a page and a half on WWW and Mosaic in "The New York Times" (US) business section. "The Guardian" (UK) publishes a page on WWW, "The Economist" (UK) analyses the Internet and WWW.
Robert Cailliau gets go-ahead from CERN management to organise the First International WWW Conference at CERN.


Holi 2021

Holi is one of the major festivals of India and is celebrated on different dates every year. This great Indian festival is observed at the end of the winters in the month of March after the full Moon. A day before Holi a large bonfire is lit that helps in burning out the evil spirits and that whole process is called as Holika Dahan.

Holi Celebration Date 2021

Holika Dahan: 28th March 2021

Holi Celebration Date 2022

Holika Dahan: 17th March 2022

Timing: It is highly prohibited to perform the bonfire of the Holika Dahan before the Sunset as that can be not really be the cause for bringing in a lot of misfortune in life. It must be performed on a specific time on the Purnima Tithi only after the Sunset. It is very important to choose a good Muhurat in order to perform the ritual of Holika Dahan. Ideally it must be performed on Pradosh Kaal when the night and day are believed to meet each other.

It is prohibited to perform the ritual of Holika Dahan until the Bhadra Tithi. Also, the the exact time for the same varies from state to state all over in India.

Perfect Timing for 2021 Holika Dahan:

In Mumbai - 18:48 to 21:10

In Delhi – 18:37 to 20:56

On the day of Holika dahan, a special type of Puja has to be performed so as to keep children and the other family members in good of the health and keep away from them all types of evils.

The celebration of Holika Dahan is carried out in order in the remembrance of the Holika. In an attempt to fulfil the wish of her demon brother Holika tried to sit in the fire and burn him as he worshipped Lord Vishnu and not her brother. As she had that blessing of not getting affected by the fire so she sat with Prahalada in the fire. But, because of the great devotion of Prahalada, he was saved and Holika was burnt to death.

On the day of Holi, people enjoy by splashing colors over each other and they also play with liquid colors. This part of playing with colours goes on till the end of the afternoon and from the evening people start off with preparing delicious meals.

Also in various parts of the country Holi is celebrated in different way and with different names.

Holi celebration in Vrindavan and Mathura

Holi celebration in Vrindavan is a week-long celebration and that it starts with the Phoolon wali Holi that starts by splashing flowers at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan during Aanola Ekadasi at 4 p.m. The week-long celebration of Holi Vrindavan will be starting on 23rd of March 2021. The celebration will be concluding of 30th of March 2021 which is the day before Holi celebration when people throw colors over each other. During afternoon the celebration starts in Mathura at around 4 p.m.

There is the tradition of beating up the men by women in the village of Nandgaon and Barsana which is performed a week before the Holi celebration. Lathmar Holi in 2021:

In Barsana – 23th March

In Nandgaon – 24th March

So go ahead mark the Holi date 2021 in your personal calendar and start preparing for Holi 2021!!


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Rory McIlroy

Highlights Rory McIlroy drains 32-foot eagle putt at PGA Championship In the third round of the 2019 PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy drains a 32-foot eagle putt on the par-5 4th hole.

Holywood, Northern Ireland

Holywood, Northern Ireland

Holywood, Northern Ireland

  • 2010 Quail Hollow Championship
  • 2011 U.S. Open
  • 2012 The Honda Classic, PGA Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship
  • 2014 The Open Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship
  • 2015 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play, Wells Fargo Championship
  • 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship, TOUR Championship
  • 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
  • 2019 THE PLAYERS Championship, RBC Canadian Open, TOUR Championship
  • 2020 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions
  • 2021 Wells Fargo Championship

International Victories (8)

  • 2009 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur]
  • 2011 UBS Hong Kong Open [Eur]
  • 2012 DP World Tour Championship [Eur]
  • 2013 Emirates Australian Open [Aus]
  • 2014 BMW PGA Championship [Eur]
  • 2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic [Eur]
  • 2015 DP World Tour Championship [Eur]
  • 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation [Eur]
  • 2012 Lost to D.A. Points, Rickie Fowler, Wells Fargo Championship
  • 2014 Lost to Ryan Palmer, Russell Knox, Russell Henley, The Honda Classic
  • 2016 Defeated Ryan Moore, Kevin Chappell, TOUR Championship
  • 2020 Defeated Xander Schauffele, World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions
  • 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 Ryder Cup
  • 2009, 2011 World Cup
  • 2007 Walker Cup
  • 2009 Seve Trophy
  • Left school at age 16 to concentrate on amateur golf. His parents took on extra jobs and shifts to help support his golf development.
  • The Rory Foundation (roryfoundation.com) works to have a positive impact on children and their families who are suffering from ill health or are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life's circumstances. The Rory Foundation became the official tournament host of the Irish Open on the European Tour in 2015.
  • U.S. Open: Finished T7 at the U.S. Open in June, his third consecutive top-10 at the event.
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Earned his 19th PGA TOUR title and third at the Wells Fargo Championship, recording a final-round 68 to defeat Abraham Ancer by one stroke. Victory came in his 196th career start at the age of 32 years, 5 days. Became the 45th player all-time to reach 19 career wins on TOUR. Marked his first win since the 2019 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. Entered the final round trailing by two strokes, collecting the 10th come-from-behind win of his career.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard: Held a share of the 18-hole lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard before finishing T10.
  • Masters Tournament: After opening with a 3-over 75 and standing T77 following the first round, finished T5 at the Masters Tournament, his fifth top-10 in six years at the event.
  • U.S. Open: Finished T8 at the U.S. Open in September, his second consecutive top-10 at the event and fifth total. Made birdie or better on 25.00 percent of par 3s and 62.50 percent of par 5s, both of which co-led the field.
  • U.S. Open: Finished T7 at the U.S. Open in June, his third consecutive top-10 at the event.
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Earned his 19th PGA TOUR title and third at the Wells Fargo Championship, recording a final-round 68 to defeat Abraham Ancer by one stroke. Victory came in his 196th career start at the age of 32 years, 5 days. Became the 45th player all-time to reach 19 career wins on TOUR. Marked his first win since the 2019 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. Entered the final round trailing by two strokes, collecting the 10th come-from-behind win of his career.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard: Held a share of the 18-hole lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard before finishing T10.
  • Masters Tournament: After opening with a 3-over 75 and standing T77 following the first round, finished T5 at the Masters Tournament, his fifth top-10 in six years at the event.
  • U.S. Open: Finished T8 at the U.S. Open in September, his second consecutive top-10 at the event and fifth total. Made birdie or better on 25.00 percent of par 3s and 62.50 percent of par 5s, both of which co-led the field.

Won his 18th career PGA TOUR title at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and advanced to the TOUR Championship for the third consecutive season (seventh total), finishing the season tied for eighth in the FedExCup standings with Patrick Reed and Sebastian Munoz. Was recognized through the Comcast Business TOUR Top 10, holding the No. 8 position in the FedExCup standings entering the Playoffs. Finished T5 or better in all six starts prior to the suspension of the season due to COVID-19 and recorded just one top-10 in nine starts after (T8/TOUR Championship). Earned his seventh consecutive top-five on TOUR at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, becoming the second player since 2000 with a streak of at least seven top-fives (first: Tiger Woods). Did not miss a cut in 15 starts, the longest made-cut streak of any player on the season. Moved to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking following the week of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and held the position for 10 weeks.

  • BMW Championship: Held a share of the 36-hole lead at the BMW Championship before finishing T12, falling to 5-for-10 in his career with the 36-hole lead/co-lead.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard: Finished T5 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, his fourth straight top-10 at the event and seventh consecutive top-five on TOUR.
  • World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship: Earned his sixth consecutive top-five on the PGA TOUR with a solo-fifth at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship. Represented his seventh career top-10 at the event.
  • The Genesis Invitational: Held a share of the 54-hole lead at The Genesis Invitational before finishing T5. Marked the 14th 54-hole lead/co-lead of his PGA TOUR career (fell to 8-for-14). 73 was his highest final-round score when entering with at least a share of the lead since the 2016 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship (74).
  • Farmers Insurance Open: With a T3 at the Farmers Insurance Open, collected his fourth consecutive top-five on TOUR and second in two starts at the event. Co-led the field in Birdies (21) and Par-5 Scoring Average (4.25).
  • World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions: Won his 18th PGA TOUR title at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, defeating defending champion Xander Schauffele in a playoff with a birdie on the first extra hole. Represented his second win in a three-start stretch on TOUR and fourth in 15 starts. Marked his third career WGC victory and first since the 2015 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Improved to 2-2 in playoffs on the PGA TOUR and 8-for-13 in converting the 54-hole lead/co-lead to victory (led by one after three rounds). Played the par-3s in 5-under, two shots better than any other player in the field.
  • ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP: Finished T3 at the inaugural ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP. Shot a first-round 72, recording a score of 72 or higher in round one and going on to finish in the top three for the first time since the 2013 Valero Texas Open (72/2nd). Played the par-5s in 9-under, best in the field.

Won the FedExCup for the second time, becoming the second player to win the season-long race multiple times (joining Tiger Woods) and the first to win THE PLAYERS Championship and the FedExCup in the same season. Voted PGA TOUR Player of the Year by the TOUR's membership, winning the Jack Nicklaus Award for third time. With three wins on the season (THE PLAYERS, RBC Canadian Open, TOUR Championship), tied Brooks Koepka for the most on TOUR and collected three or more in a single season for the third time in his career. Won the Vardon Trophy for the PGA TOUR’s best Scoring Average (69.057) for the third time in his career. Qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the ninth time in his ninth season as a member, advancing to the TOUR Championship for the sixth time. Led or co-led the PGA TOUR in Top-10s (14), Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee (1.195), SG: Tee-to-Green (2.126), SG: Total (2.551) and Par-3 Scoring Average (2.96).

  • Omega European Masters: Seven days after winning the 2019 FedExCup, earned a runner-up finish at the Omega European Masters, losing in a five-man playoff to Sebastian Soderberg at Crans-sur-Sirre Golf Club in Switzerland. Birdied five of his last seven holes to enter the playoff at 14-under 266 with Soderberg, Kalle Samooja, Andres Romero and Lorenzo Gagli, but was unable to match Soderberg’s birdie on the first extra hole. The playoff loss came 11 years after losing in extra holes at the 2008 Omega European Masters to Jean-Francois Lucquin.
  • TOUR Championship: Won the TOUR Championship by four shots over Xander Schauffele, claiming his second FedExCup title and 17th career PGA TOUR victory. Became the second player with multiple FedExCup titles, joining Tiger Woods, and the first player to win THE PLAYERS Championship and the FedExCup in the same season. Earned fifth career win in the FedExCup Playoffs, becoming the first player to reach that mark in PGA TOUR history. Led the field in Birdies with 20. With the inception of FedExCup Starting Strokes, began the event in fifth place and five shots back of Justin Thomas.
  • THE NORTHERN TRUST: Made seven birdies en route to final-round 69 and T6 finish at THE NORTHERN TRUST. During the second round, received a two-stroke penalty that was later rescinded after touching the sand in the greenside bunker on No. 14 when he thought he was removing a stone. Finished the hole with a double bogey and later met with PGA TOUR Rules following the round where it was determined no penalty was incurred.
  • World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: Entering the final round with a one-shot lead, shot a 1-over 71 to finish T4 at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Third-round 62 tied the low score of the week.
  • The Open Championship: Competed in a major in his native Northern Ireland for the first time, as The Open Championship was held at Royal Portrush, an hour from his hometown of Holywood. After opening with a 79, posted a 6-under 65 in the second round, but missed the cut by one stroke, marking one of two missed cuts on the season.
  • RBC Canadian Open: Playing the RBC Canadian Open for the first time, won his 16th career PGA TOUR title by seven strokes in his 162nd start at 30 years, 1 month, 5 days. After entering the final round with a share of the lead, fired a front-nine 30 en route to a 61, and with a four-round total of 258, became the first player to shoot 258 or better in tournament history. Marked his fifth final round of 65 or better en route to victory since 2010, two more than any other player in that span. Marked sixth different national Open title: UBS Hong Kong Open (2011), U.S. Open (2011), Emirates Australian Open (2013), The Open Championship (2014), Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation (2016), RBC Canadian Open (2019). Became the sixth player in PGA TOUR history to win the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the RBC Canadian Open (Tommy Armour, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy). Led the field in Birdies (26), while holes 16 and 18 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club were the only two he failed to birdie.
  • PGA Championship: Despite standing T57 after two rounds of the PGA Championship, closed with a pair of 69s to finish in a tie for eighth place. Represented sixth top-10 at the event and first since winning in 2014.
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Tied four others for eighth at the Wells Fargo Championship. Opened with a 66 to share the first-round lead with Joel Dahmen.
  • World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play: Went undefeated in three Group Play matches to advance to the Round of 16 where he met Tiger Woods for the first time in match play. Lost to Woods, 2 and 1, to finish T9.
  • THE PLAYERS Championship: Won THE PLAYERS Championship for his 15th career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 29 years, 10 months, 14 days. Became the third player to win THE PLAYERS Championship, a major, the FedExCup and a World Golf Championships event. Earned 600 FedExCup points to move to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings for the first time since winning the FedExCup title in 2016. Moved to No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Became the first player from Northern Ireland to win THE PLAYERS Championship and 15th international champion. Began the final round one shot behind Jon Rahm, marking his eighth come-from-behind victory in a stroke-play event. Marked his third victory at a Pete Dye-designed course, including The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island (2012 PGA Championship) and Crooked Stick Golf Club (2012 BMW Championship).
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard: With a final-round even-par 72, finished T6 in his title defense at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. Entered the final round trailing Matthew Fitzpatrick by one stroke before posting two birdies and two bogeys in the final round. Led the field in Driving Distance (314.0 yards). Previous two starts at the Arnold Palmer Invitational included a win (2018) and T4 (2017).
  • World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship: Finished runner-up at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship after taking the first-round lead with an 8-under 63 at Club de Golf Chapultepec. Collected his seventh top-10 finish in his 10th start, which included a T7 in 2017 in the tournament's debut in Mexico City. Led the field in birdies with 25.
  • Genesis Open: Posted first top-10 in three appearances at the Genesis Open, tying Marc Leishman for fourth. Second-round 63 was the first second-round score of 63 or better in his PGA TOUR career. Led the field in Greens in Regulation percentage (73.61).
  • Farmers Insurance Open: Recorded back-to-back top-fives on TOUR with a T5 finish in his tournament debut at the Farmers Insurance Open. Sat T74 after opening-round 71 and followed with 65-69-69 for a 14-under tournament total.
  • Sentry Tournament of Champions: Recorded four under-par scores to tie Dustin Johnson and Marc Leishman for fourth at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in his first start at the event. Hit 63 of 72 greens in regulation for the week, tied for most in the field.

Finished the season No. 13 in the FedExCup after picking up his 14th career PGA TOUR victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. Made the cut in 14 of 18 starts, with seven top-10s. Led the TOUR in Driving Distance (319.8) and finished fifth in Scoring Average (69.303). Earned his fifth consecutive appearance for Europe at the Ryder Cup.

  • Ryder Cup: Made his fifth consecutive Ryder Cup appearance for Europe at Le Golf National in Paris, France. Went 2-3-0 for the week and helped the Europeans to a 17.5-10.5 victory. Teamed with Ian Poulter and won his Friday Foursomes match against Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, 4 and 2. Earned his other point teaming with Sergio Garcia in the Saturday Four-ball match, where the duo beat Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka, 2 and 1.
  • TOUR Championship: With rounds of 67-68-66, entered the final round of the TOUR Championship in second place and trailing Tiger Woods by three strokes. Struggled to a 4-over 74 to finish T7, six strokes behind Woods. Only other time he was paired with Woods in the final round of a TOUR event was the 2015 Masters Tournament (McIlroy/66, Woods/73). Marked his fourth top-10 finish in five starts at East Lake, highlighted by his victory in 2016.
  • BMW Championship: Opened with a 62 to share the first-round lead with Tiger Woods before finishing fifth at the BMW Championship. With a third-round 63, recorded two scores of 63-or-better in the same event for the first time in PGA TOUR career.
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Earned his sixth top-10 in eight starts at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a T6. Opened with rounds of 65-67-67 and stood T2 before a final-round 73.
  • The Open Championship: Began the final round of 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie 2-over through five holes, but moved into a six-way tie for the lead at 6-under with a 60-foot eagle putt at No. 14. With four pars to close, finished T2 at 6-under in his 10th start in The Open. Marked his fourth consecutive top-five finish at The Open, dating to his win in 2014. Since 2010, no player has recorded more than five top-five finishes at The Open.
  • the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide: After making the cut on the number (even-par 144) at the Memorial Tournament, recorded weekend rounds of 64-69 to finish T8 for his third top-10 of the season. Third-round 64 was the lowest round of the 2018 tournament, and helped secure his fourth top-10 (T8/2018, T4/2016, 5/2011, T10/2010) in seven career starts at Muirfield Village.
  • Masters Tournament: Paired with America's Patrick Reed in the final group entering the final round of the Masters Tournament in his quest to complete the career grand slam, shot a 74 to finish T5. Started the final round three strokes behind Reed but started par-birdie to pull within one. Was four behind at the turn and never threatened the lead on the second nine. Sunday's final-round 74 joined his 76 in 2012 and 80 in 2011 as three over-par final-round scores in 10 appearances. With T5 finish, earned his fifth consecutive top-10 at the Masters. With third-round 65, was one of just four players to post a bogey-free round during the week – Rickie Fowler (65), Jon Rahm (65), Si Woo Kim (68).
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard: Entering the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard two shots off the lead, birdied five of his last six holes en route to a bogey-free 64 and three-shot victory over Bryson DeChambeau. Claimed his 14th career PGA TOUR title in his 136th start at the age of 28 years, 10 months, 14 days, moving to No. 24 in the FedExCup standings. The win marked his first win on the PGA TOUR since 2016 when he won two FedExCup Playoffs events, the Dell Technologies Championship and TOUR Championship, en route to winning the 2016 FedExCup, with the victory at the TOUR Championship coming on September 25, 2016, the same day Arnold Palmer passed away. Became the fifth winner on TOUR this season with double-digit PGA TOUR wins: Dustin Johnson (17), Jason Day (11), Bubba Watson (10), Phil Mickelson (43) and Rory McIlroy (14). His final-round 64 tied Gary Woodland (Waste Management Phoenix Open) for the lowest final round by a winner this season. The victory was his second consecutive top-five finish at Bay Hill: 2018 (Won), 2017 (T4), 2016 (T27), 2015 (T11). By winning, became one of three players (in the modern era) to win 14 or more PGA TOUR victories by the age of 30 (Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson). The Arnold Palmer Invitational has produced seven international champions (eight wins) and three consecutive: Rory McIlroy (2018), Marc Leishman (2017), Jason Day (2016), Martin Laird (2011), Ernie Els (1998, 2010), Vijay Singh (2007) and Rod Pampling (2006). One of the keys to McIlroy's victory was needing just 100 putts through four rounds, the fewest of his career in a PGA TOUR round. Following the event, McIlroy credited recent sessions with Brad Faxon for his putting success.

One year after winning the FedExCup, finished No. 58 in the season-long race, with 12 made cuts in 14 starts. Finished a season-best T4 three times (out of six top-10 finishes), including The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

  • BMW Championship: Wrapped up the season with a T58 finish at the BMW Championship, becoming the eighth FedExCup champion (out of the first 10) to fail to advance to the season-ending TOUR Championship.
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Recorded three early birdies to sit one stroke off the lead at 9-under through six holes of the final round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational before back-to-back bogeys at the 14th and 15th holes derailed his chance to win. Finished T5 at 7-under 273, his sixth top-10 in 10 starts. Hit 52 of 56 tee shots in excess of 300 yards at Firestone CC (excluding par-3s) to lead the driving distance statistical category.
  • The Open Championship: Seeking his fifth major championship, began The Open Championship 5-over through his first six holes but battled back to a 1-over 71. Closed with rounds of 68-69-67 to finish T4 (seven strokes behind Jordan Spieth). In nine Open Championship starts, now owns four top-10 finishes (Won-2014, T3-2010, T5-2016, T4-2017).
  • Masters Tournament: In his ninth start at the Masters, posted scores of 72-73-71-69–285 (-3) to finish T7 with Kevin Chappell. The finish marked his fourth straight top-10 finish at Augusta. Is the only player to finish inside the top 10 in each of the last four Masters, dating to 2014.
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard: After beginning the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational five strokes off the lead, recorded seven birdies en route to a final-round charge that saw him move into a tie for the lead at one point. A bogey on the 18th hole, a product of his first three-putt of the week, led to a 3-under 69 for a T4 finish. Had he won, would have tied Tiger Woods (2009) for the second-largest come-from-behind victory at Bay Hill, trailing only Tom Kite (1982) and Gary Koch's (1984) six-stroke comeback victories. With the finish, moved to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
  • World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship: Returned to competition at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship where he climbed into the solo lead with rounds of 68-65 before weekend scores of 70-71 led to a T7 finish.
  • BMW South African Open: Lost in a playoff to Graeme Storm at the BMW South African Open in mid-January. Entered the final round trailing Storm by three strokes, but when moved into the lead when his playing partner suffered a three-putt bogey on the 14th hole. A bogey of his own on the 17th hole deadlocked the two players, with Storm eventually parring the third extra hole for the victory. Played through pain in Johannesburg, having his back taped up and taking anti-inflammatory medicines. Withdrew from the following week's Abu Dhabi Championship following a scan that showed a stress fracture in one of his ribs.
  • World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions: Finished in the top five in his first start of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season, firing a 66 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions to tie for fourth. The start marked his first PGA TOUR event using TaylorMade woods, as he previously used Nike woods.

Advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs for the sixth time in his career and appeared in the TOUR Championship for the fourth time. Entered the Playoffs finale in the No. 6 position in the FedExCup standings and won a three-man playoff over Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell at East Lake to become the FedExCup champion. Recorded 11 top-25 finishes from 18 starts. Of those, seven were top-five showings, including victories at the Deutsche Bank Championship and TOUR Championship. Secured his third Race to Dubai title in four years on the European Tour. Was named 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year for the third time in four years.

  • DP World Tour Championship: Next start led to a ninth-place finish at the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, finishing fifth in the final Race to Dubai standings.
  • Ryder Cup: Making his fourth start at the Ryder Cup, went 3-2 in his five matches in the European team's 17-11 loss to the United States at Hazeltine. Week ended with a 1-down loss to Patrick Reed in the opening singles match on Sunday, what some considered one of the most exciting matches in Ryder Cup history.
  • TOUR Championship: Holed out for eagle from 137 yards on No. 16 in the final round of the TOUR Championship to move to 11-under and one stroke behind leader Kevin Chappell at the time. A final-hole birdie in regulation moved him to 12-under and forced a three-way playoff with Chappell and Ryan Moore. After Chappell exited the playoff with a par at the first extra hole (No. 18) and Moore had made birdie, needed to hole an eagle putt from five feet to claim the TOUR Championship title, and the FedExCup, but his putt lipped out on the right side. He and Moore returned to the 18th for a second playoff hole, which was halved with pars. Another halve required a fourth extra hole, the 16th, where he had holed out earlier in the day. After Moore had saved par with a putt from 17 feet, drilled his birdie putt from 15 feet to claim the title. By winning the TOUR Championship, earned 2,000 FedExCup points for a 3,120 points total to surpass Dustin Johnson in the FedExCup standings and finish 740 points ahead to become the third international player to lift the FedExCup (Henrik Stenson/2013, Vijay Singh/2008), and seventh international player to win the TOUR Championship. Win was 13th PGA TOUR title in his 117th start on TOUR at the age of 27 years, 4 months, 21 days. Holds record for second-most wins (13, behind Tiger Woods 18) on the PGA TOUR since the start of the 2008 season. Recorded his fourth win in a FedExCup Playoffs event, the most of any player in FedExCup Playoffs history. One of six players to capture multiple victories in 2015-16.
  • Deutsche Bank Championship: In early September, the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship winner returned to TPC Boston, where he found himself six strokes off the lead after 54 holes. Second shot into the par-5 18th hole lipped out in the third round, setting him up for an easy eagle to get within six strokes of the lead. Birdied six of his first 12 holes in the final round on Labor Day Monday en route to a 6-under 65, tying the low round of the day with Adam Scott. In doing so, claimed his second tournament title by two strokes over 54-hole leader Paul Casey and marked the largest final-round comeback in tournament history. Became the second multiple winner of the Deutsche Bank Championship, joining Vijay Singh (2004 and 2008). Twelfth career PGA TOUR win came more than a year after his last at the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship.
  • The Open Championship: Unable to defend his 2014 Open Championship title due to an injury in 2015, opened the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon with a 2-under 69. Posted 71-73 over the next two rounds to sit T18 and 12 strokes back heading into the final round. Closed with a 67 to sneak into the top five, finishing T5 alongside England's Tyrrell Hatton and Sergio Garcia. Marked his eighth top-10 in his last 11 major starts.
  • the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide: Birdied Nos. 15-17 in final round of the Memorial Tournament for 4-under 68 and T4 at 13-under 275. Was third top-10 finish in six Memorial Tournament starts (T10/2010, 5th/2011, T4/2016). Was fifth top-10 finish of the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season (11 starts) and 51st in 110 career starts on TOUR. Ranked No. 2 for the week in Strokes Gained: Putting, at Muirfield Village Golf Club, needing 29 putts in the first round, but just 26 putts in each of the three ensuing rounds after entering the week at No. 122 in Strokes Gained: Putting. Holed a total of 411 feet of putts during the week.
  • Irish Open: Closed with a birdie-par-eagle finish at the Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation to edge Russell Knox (who led with just three holes to play) and Bradley Dredge in the European Tour event at the K Club. With his 13th European Tour victory, snapped a streak of three consecutive missed cuts at the event. With the win, became the first Irishman to win the event since Shane Lowry in 2009. Began the day with a three-stroke lead, but the stellar play of Knox throughout the first 15 holes forced an aggressive finish by McIlroy. Became the first player to win on the European Tour event while serving as the tournament host, donating all of his winning prize to the Rory Foundation. Victory set up by two solid approach shots on the final three holes, including a 271-yard 3-wood leading to a birdie on the 16th hole and a 253-yard second shot to a tap-in eagle on the 72nd and decisive hole.
  • THE PLAYERS Championship: Posted a second-round 8-under 64 at THE PLAYERS Championship that included 7-under 29 on the back nine at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, a day after countryman Shane Lowry was the first player in tournament history to post sub-30 (29) for the back nine. Used 22 putts for just the fourth time in his career, and the second time in 2016 (R4/Arnold Palmer Invitational). Finished T12, his fourth consecutive top-15 finish at TPC Sawgrass.
  • Wells Fargo Championship: In his title defense at the Wells Fargo Championship, posted rounds of 73-69-73-66 to finish T4. Rebounded from a 1-over 73 in the third round with final-round birdies on Nos. 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14 and 16. Played 55 consecutive par-5s in the event without a bogey. The T4 performance was his sixth top-10 in seven starts at the Wells Fargo Championship.
  • Masters Tournament: Overcame a 6-over 77 in the third round of the Masters with a 1-under 71 Sunday at Augusta National to finish T10 with four others, including Jason Day. Made just five pars in the final round against seven birdies and six bogeys. The top-10 finish was his third straight in the season's first major, coming off a T8 in 2014 and solo-fourth place in 2015.
  • World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play: While attempting to defend his title at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play, he reached the semifinals for the third time at this event. Was his first appearance in the consolation match after losing, 1-down, in the semifinals to eventual-champion Jason Day. In the consolation match, he lost, 3 and 2, to Rafa Cabrera Bello while posting four birdies and four bogeys.
  • World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship: Posted his first bogey-free round of the season in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and had a stretch of 40 consecutive holes without a bogey over rounds three and four. After holding a three-stroke lead through 54 holes, his final-round 74 dropped him to 10-under and T3.
  • World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions: In his second start of the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season, finished T11 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

In what became a bit of a roller-coaster season, managed seven top-10 finishes in just 12 PGA TOUR starts, highlighted by two victories. An ankle injury while playing soccer prevented him from defending his titles at The Open Championship and World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Returned to defend title at the PGA Championship, but finished 17th with four under-par rounds. Did not play in the first FedExCup Playoffs event (The Barclays) to further rest his injured ankle. During the Playoffs, swapped the World's No. 1 spot several times with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day before ending the season ranked third in the Official World Golf Ranking and 15th in the FedExCup standings. Won the European Tour's Race to Dubai title, finishing with $7,149,503 in earnings, easily outdistancing No. 2 Henrik Stenson. In January, named 2014 Golf Writers Association of America's Player of the Year as voted on by members of the GWAA.

  • DP World Tour Championship: Posted four birdies in five holes on his final nine to record a 66 in the final round to win the DP World Tour Championship, edging out Andy Sullivan by one stroke.
  • Turkish Airlines Open: At the European Tour's Turkish Airlines Open in late-October, early November, opened with three consecutive 67s at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal then recorded a final-round, 1-under 71 to T6 with Peter Uihlein, six shots short of winner Victor Dubuisson in the first event of the Race to Dubai.
  • TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola: Entered the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola No. 11 in the FedExCup standings and turned in a T16 at East Lake GC to finish 15th in the FedExCup.
  • BMW Championship: Following a T29 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, finished T4 at the BMW Championship, eight strokes behind champion Jason Day.
  • U.S. Open: Made a Sunday charge at the U.S. Open, with a 4-under 66. But bogeys on Nos. 15 and 17 derailed his hope for a fifth major championship title. The T9 marked his 12th top-10 finish (and fourth consecutive) in 26 major appearances. Now owns three top-10s at the U.S. Open (won in 2011 and T10 in 2009).
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Shot a tournament-record 21-under 267 to win by seven shots over Patrick Rodgers and Webb Simpson at the Wells Fargo Championship. Notched his 11th PGA TOUR title in his 94th TOUR start. Became the first repeat winner of the Wells Fargo Championship. Broke his own course record shared with Brendon de Jonge (2014) at Quail Hollow Club with his third-round, 11-under 61. His 72-hole score shattered Anthony Kim's previous-record 16-under 272 set in 2008. Has claimed his 11 TOUR titles by a collective 37 strokes.
  • World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play: Defeated Gary Woodland, 4 and 2, in the championship match at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play to go undefeated (7-0) in his matches at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Earned his 10th PGA TOUR victory in his 92nd start at age 25 years, 11 months, 29 days. Joins Tiger Woods (29) and Jack Nicklaus (17) as the only players to win 10 events prior to their 26th birthday on the PGA TOUR in the last 75 years. Won his first event on TOUR on May 2 at the 2010 Wells Fargo Championship and won the 2015 Cadillac Match Play on May 3 (birthday is May 4). Is the ninth player with at least two career World Golf Championships victories (2014 Bridgestone Invitational). Players with multiple World Golf Championships wins include Woods (18), Geoff Ogilvy (three), Darren Clarke (two), Ernie Els (two), Hunter Mahan (two), Phil Mickelson (two), Ian Poulter (two) and Dustin Johnson (two). Is the youngest winner of the Cadillac Match Play and the sixth-youngest in the history of the World Golf Championships series. Is the second player to win the Cadillac Match Play as a No. 1 seed. Woods won the tournament three times (2003-04 and 2008) as the No. 1 seed.
  • Masters Tournament: Finished fourth at the Masters Tournament in April to record his second top 10 at the Augusta National event in his seventh start. Shot rounds of 71-71-68-66 to jump up the leaderboard on the weekend. Finished at 12-under.
  • World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship: Finished T9 in his seventh World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship start, falling shy of his best finish at the event of third in 2012. Received massive media attention during the second round when he flung his 3-iron into the pond on the par-4 18th hole. After a diver retrieved the club, tournament host Donald Trump presented the club to McIlroy on the driving range prior to the final round.
  • Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Turned in four under-par rounds at Emirates GC to capture the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Opened 66-64-66 and maintained a four-shot lead over Morten Orum Madsen through 54 holes. Was never really threatened during his final 18 holes, making just one bogey against three birdies. Won his fifth European Tour title and his second Dubai Desert Classic to go with his 2009 title.
  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship: At the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, made a late run at victory, shooting a 6-under 66 on the final day at Abu Dhabi GC. Had a shot from the bunker that had he made it would have forced a playoff with Gary Stal. His blast from the sand slid by the hole, and he settled for the runner-up position after shooting four under-par rounds. Helped his finishing position with his first professional hole-in-one in the second round, at the Abu Dhabi GC's 15th hole.

Named PGA TOUR Player of the Year for second time in three seasons (2012). Sensational multiple-win season included winning the Byron Nelson Award and Vardon Trophy for Adjusted Scoring Average (68.827) as well as the Arnold Palmer Award as the leading money-winner ($8.280,096). Finished third in the FedExCup standings, thanks to three victories (giving him nine during his PGA TOUR career) and two runner-up finishes (the last of which came at the season-ending TOUR Championship). After finishing T22 at The Barclays, dropped from the top spot to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings. Retained that position with a T5 finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, highlighted by a second-round, 7-under 64. Of his 16 rounds at TPC Boston, five have been 65 or better, including a third-round 64 Sunday (the third time he has posted that number).

  • DP World Tour Championship: At the Race to Dubai's final event of the season, in November 2014, started quickly at the DP World Tour Championship, shooting a 6-under 66 in the first round at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Shared the 18-hole lead with Shane Lowry. Dropped into a tie for fourth through 54 holes after a second consecutive 70, but he finished strong, with a 4-under 68 on the final day to T2 with Victor Dubuisson and Justin Rose, two shots short of winner Stenson.
  • Alfred Dunhill Links Championship: In October 2014, played in the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Started slowly, with a 1-over 73 at Carnoustie. Played his final 54 holes in 17-under, including a third-round 64 at St. Andrews that included a stretch of nine birdies in 12 holes. Final-round 68, also at St. Andrews' Old Course, left him T2 with Richie Ramsay and Tommy Fleetwood, a stroke behind winner Oliver Wilson.
  • Ryder Cup: At the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland, recorded three points on a 2-1-2 record to help lead the European team to a five-point victory over the U.S in the biennial event. Concluded the week with a 5-and-4 victory in the singles competition over Rickie Fowler. Became the first player since Tom Watson in 1977 to win two major championships and the Ryder Cup in the same season.
  • TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola: Entered the TOUR Championship No. 4 in the FedExCup standings and was in prime shape to win the FedExCup with just 18 holes remaining, sharing the 54-hole lead with eventual winner Billy Horschel. Played his first 11 holes in 4-over on the final day before finishing with birdies on Nos. 15, 16 and 17 for a 1-over 71 and a T2 finish with Jim Furyk. It marked the fifth runner-up outing of his TOUR career and second of the season (The Honda Classic). Fell to five of eight when carrying the lead into the final round of a PGA TOUR event, with the TOUR Championship marking the first time he had shared the lead with 18 to play. The third place finish in the FedExCup was the second-best showing of his career. He was also second in the season-long competition in 2012.
  • BMW Championship: Finished T8 at the BMW Championship, with rounds of 67-67-72-66. Four-putted the par-3 12th hole in the third and fourth rounds at Cherry Hills CC, but was still able to salvage a top-10 finish.
  • Deutsche Bank Championship: After finishing T22 at The Barclays, dropped from the top spot to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings. Retained that position with a T5 finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, highlighted by a second-round, 7-under 64. Of his 16 rounds at TPC Boston, five have been 65 or better, including a third-round 64 Sunday (the third time he has posted that number).
  • PGA Championship: Posted four rounds in the 60s (66-67-67-68) at Valhalla GC, taking two putts from 34 feet to par the 72nd hole and win the PGA Championship by one stroke over Mickelson. His fourth major championship capped off a streak of three consecutive victories, making him the first player to perform the feat since Woods won five consecutive starts at the conclusion of 2007 and beginning of 2008. Earned 600 points to supplant Jimmy Walker's 30-consecutive-week reign atop the FedExCup standings. At age 25 years, 3 months, 6 days old, became the fourth-youngest to win a fourth major, behind Tom Morris Jr., Woods and Nicklaus. In addition, became the first player to win back-to-back majors since Padraig Harrington at the 2008 Open Championship and PGA Championship. Also joined Harrington (2008), Woods (2000 and 2006), Nick Price (1994) and Walter Hagen (1924) as the only players to win the Open Championship and PGA Championship in the same season. Won back-to-back TOUR events for the second time in his career, winning the Deutsche Bank Championship and BMW Championship in 2012 and the Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship this year. Improved to 5 of 7 when carrying the 54-hole lead into the final round, including all four of his major wins. His ninth TOUR title made him the 18 player (31 times) to win two majors in a season, becoming the first to do so since Harrington in 2008. Became the fifth international player to win multiple PGA Championships, joining Jim Barnes (1916 and 1919), Gary Player (1962, 1972), Price (1992 and 1994) and Vijay Singh (1998 and 2004).
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Was three shots behind Sergio Garcia entering the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational before recording a 4-under 66 to win by two shots at Firestone CC. His eighth TOUR win came in his 82nd start, at age 25 years, 2 months, 30 days. Regained the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time since March 24, 2013, taking the top spot from Scott. The victory was his first in a World Golf Championships event, his 22nd overall start. Joined Darren Clarke (2003) as the only Europeans to win the Bridgestone Invitational. Led the tournament field in Driving Distance and was tied for the lead in Greens in Regulation. Has recorded 16 rounds in the 60s out of 24 total rounds at the Bridgestone Invitational. Four of eight TOUR victories have been in come-from-behind fashion (2010 Wells Fargo Championship, 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship and 2012 BMW Championship are the others). Has recorded two of the last three instances where a player has won back-to-back starts on TOUR. Is the fourth consecutive player in his 20s to win a World Golf Championships event, the longest streak since the inception of the series, in 1999.
  • The Open Championship: Became just the third player (Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods) to claim three legs of the career grand slam at age 25 or younger by winning The Open Championship in July. Led wire to wire en route to his victory at Royal Liverpool GC, the seventh player to achieve an Open Championship victory in such fashion. Began the final round with a six-stroke lead, and following a 1-under 71, beat a hard-charging Sergio Garcia by two strokes. With the win, became the seventh-youngest player to win his first three major championship titles and the youngest to win The Open Championship since Woods, in 2000. With the win, became the only three-time major champion in the previous 24 major championships. The victory moved him from No. 8 to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking and put him in the No. 1 spot in the European Tour's Race to Dubai.
  • the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance: Shot a first-round 63 to hold a three-shot lead at the Memorial Tournament but finished T15.
  • BMW PGA Championship: Entered the final round of the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship seven strokes behind leader Thomas Bjorn. Shot a Sunday 66 to vault up the leaderboard as Bjorn fired a 3-over 75. Hung on for the title, beating Shane Lowry by a shot and Bjorn and Donald by two strokes. After making a bogey on the par-4 ninth hole, made five birdies and four pars on the back nine to secure his fourth European Tour title, two of those birdies coming on his 71st and 72nd holes.
  • THE PLAYERS Championship: A third consecutive top-10 finish came in early May, at THE PLAYERS Championship, where a final round, 6-under 66 helped result in a T6 with four others. The 66 was one stroke off the low round of the day (Jimmy Walker and K.J. Choi). In his fifth start at TPC Sawgrass, birdied the par-5 16th and par-4 18th holes each of the four rounds. He birdied each of the last three holes on the weekend, resulting in a 10-under total on that stretch for the week.
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Also finished T8 in his next start, at the Wells Fargo Championship. On his 25th birthday, earned his fourth top-10 finish in five starts at the Charlotte event (won in 2010, missed the cut in 2011, T2 in 2012 and T10 in 2013).
  • Masters Tournament: Finished a career-best T8 at the Masters Tournament, with rounds of 71-77-71-69.
  • Shell Houston Open: In his fourth start at the Shell Houston Open, posted the low round of the day in the final round, a bogey-free, 7-under 65, en route to a T4.
  • The Honda Classic: The 2012 Honda Classic champion returned to PGA National in late February, where he opened with a 7-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead. His lead held up all the way to Sunday, where he began the final round with a two-stroke advantage over Russell Henley. Struggled in the final round, with five bogeys and a double bogey (No. 16) to post a 4-over 74 and open the door for sudden death with Henley, Russell Knox and Ryan Palmer. Had a chance to end the tournament in regulation when his second shot into the par-5 72nd hole landed 11 feet from the hole. Unable to convert for eagle, the four went back to No. 18 for sudden death. Henley won the tournament when he was the only one of the quartet to make birdie.
  • Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Opened with a 9-under 63 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Was only two strokes off Stephen Gallacher's lead through 54 holes, but a 2-over 74 on the final day at Emirates GC left him T9 with three others, four shots behind Gallacher's winning score.
  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship: Shot four under-par rounds at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in mid-January, including a final-round 68, but could only T2 with Phil Mickelson, a stroke behind winner Pablo Larrazabal.
  • World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions: In first start of the PGA TOUR season, in late-October, early-November, held the 18-hole lead after opening with a 65 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. Finished T6, his fourth consecutive top-10 finish at Sheshan International GC in Shanghai, China.

After starting the 2013 season No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, went winless in 16 PGA TOUR starts, finishing 50th in the final FedExCup standings. Played in three FedExCup Playoff events, eventually eliminated after finishing T59 at the BMW Championship.

  • Australian Open: With rounds of 69-65-70, entered the final round of the Australian Open trailing Adam Scott by four strokes. Drew even with Scott with eagle-birdie on Nos. 7-8, and then the two battled down the stretch. Entered the final hole needing a birdie to win his first professional event of 2013 and did just that by shooting a final-round, 6-under 66. That gave him a one-stroke victory over Scott, denying the Australian the Triple Crown of Australian golf (Australian Masters, Australian PGA Championship and Australian Open).
  • DP World Tour Championship: Played well at the European Tour's season finale, the DP World Tour Championship, where he T5 with Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.
  • Kolon Korea Open: In mid-October, overcame a third-round 75 at the Kolon Korea Open on the OneAsia Tour with a final-day 67 at Woo Jeong Hills CC to T2, a stroke behind winner Sung Kang.
  • BMW Championship: Played in three FedExCup Playoff events, eventually eliminated after finishing T59 at the BMW Championship.
  • PGA Championship: In defense of his PGA Championship title, finished T8 at the PGA Championship, shooting a final-round, even-par 70 at Oak Hill CC to finish seven shots behind winner Jason Dufner. Finish was lone top-10 in a major championship in 2013.
  • THE PLAYERS Championship: Finished T8 at THE PLAYERS, making his first cut at TPC Sawgrass in his fourth start.
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Finished T10 at the Wells Fargo Championship after holding a share of the first-round lead.
  • Valero Texas Open: A week before the Masters, made a last-minute decision to play in his first Valero Texas Open. Thanks to a closing 67, finished solo second at 12-under 276, two strokes back of Martin Laird.
  • The Honda Classic: One week after withdrawing from The Honda Classic due to a tooth infection, closed out the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in style, with a bogey-free, 7-under 65 to finish T8.

Named PGA TOUR Player of the Year in December. Finished No. 2 in the final FedExCup standings. Led both the PGA TOUR money list and the European Tour money list a year after Luke Donald became the first player to lead both Tours' earning charts.

  • DP World Tour Championship: Came back strong the following week, at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Opened with a 66 at Jumeirah Golf Estate, added a 67 in the second round then shot two more 66s on the weekend at the European Tour's final event to win by two shots over Justin Rose. Finished the tournament with a flurry, making five consecutive birdies to end the round, picking up his fifth worldwide title in the process.
  • UBS Hong Kong Open: In defense of his 2011 UBS Hong Kong Open title, missed the cut at Hong Kong GC in mid-November.
  • Barclays Singapore Open: Had a nondescript start at the Barclays Singapore Open in mid-November (70-70) then came on strong in the final two rounds at Sentosa GC. Shot a third-round 69 then fired the round of the day Sunday, a 65 to finish solo-third and wrap up the Race to Dubai title as the European Tour's leading money-winner.
  • BMW Masters: At the BMW Masters on the European Tour in late October, trailed Peter Hanson by a stroke through 54 holes in Shanghai. Fell four shots behind early in the final round then made a late charge, with an eight-hole streak that he played in 5-under to narrow the gap. Needed a birdie on his final hole to force a playoff with Hanson but could only muster a par.
  • Ryder Cup: Finished 3-2 for the European team at the Ryder Cup, including a win over Keegan Bradley in their singles match.
  • TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola: Entered the TOUR Championship ranked first in the FedExCup standings. With a win guaranteeing him the FedExCup, finished T10 in his first career start at the event. Entered the final round tied for fourth, three shots behind Brandt Snedeker and Rose. A 4-over 74 left him nine strokes back and No. 2 in the final standings. His over-par final round score snapped a streak of 11 consecutive rounds in the 60s in the Playoffs.
  • BMW Championship: Collected fourth win of the season, at the BMW Championship, with rounds of 64-68-69-67 (20-under). Became the first player to win back-to-back starts on TOUR since Jonathan Byrd (2010 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Was the first player to win back-to-back events since Woods in 2009 (Buick Open and World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational). Was the first player since Johnson (June 2012) to win six PGA TOUR events prior to age 30. Has won three of his last four PGA TOUR starts. The last player to win three of four was Woods, in 2009. Was the fourth player to win back-to-back Playoffs events since its 2007 inception. Woods won the 2007 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola a week after his BMW Championship victory, Singh won in consecutive starts at the 2008 Barclays and Deutsche Bank Championship and Camilo Villegas won the final two Playoffs event that year–the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Is the fifth different player to win four or more times in a season in the last 10 years. He joined Justin Rose (2011) in becoming the first back-to-back international winners of the BMW Championship since Nick Price won in 1993 and 1994.
  • Deutsche Bank Championship: Birdied five of his first eight holes en route to a final-round 4-under 67 to post a come-from-behind win by one stroke over Louis Oosthuizen at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Matching rounds of 65-65 led to a one-stroke lead over Louis Oosthuizen after two rounds but was then overtaken through 54 holes by the South African, trailing by three strokes. Became the youngest winner of a Playoffs event, and with his fifth PGA TOUR win moved within one of Johnson for the most wins on TOUR by players currently in their 20s. Joined Woods (2007) and Vijay Singh (2004) as players to win the Deutsche Bank Championship the same year of a major championship title. Joined Adam Scott (2003) and Singh (2004) as international winners of the annual event at TPC Boston. With the victory, moved atop the FedExCup standings for the second time this season.
  • PGA Championship: Turned a three-shot lead after 54 holes into an eight-shot rout with a bogey-free 66 in the final round to win the PGA Championship at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. His margin of victory is the largest in PGA Championship history, breaking Jack Nicklaus' seven-stroke win in 1980. He joins Woods as the only two active players under age 40 with multiple major wins. Woods won his second major in his 18th major championship start (12 as a pro and six as an amateur). Has converted three of four and three consecutive third-round leads into victory on TOUR. Has led going into the final round in three of his last eight majors (2011 Masters and 2011 U.S. Open were the others). His third-round lead was his first lead after any round in a PGA Championship. He also regained the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. Has won his first two majors by a combined 16 shots. Woods won his first two majors by a combined 13 shots. With his victories at the 2011 U.S. Open and this year's PGA Championship, a player from Northern Ireland has won four of the last 11 major championships (Graeme McDowell at the 2010 U.S. Open and Darren Clarke at the 2011 Open Championship). Collected his third top-three finish in four PGA Championship starts (T3 in 2009, T3 in 2010 and T64 in 2011). Is the first player from Northern Ireland to win the PGA Championship. He is the first player from the United Kingdom to win the PGA Championship since Tommy Armour in 1930. Is the sixth European to win the PGA Championship, joining Jim Barnes (1916 and 1919), Jock Hutchison (1920), Armour (1930), Padraig Harrington (2008) and Martin Kaymer (2010). Ended a streak of 16 different consecutive major champions, dating to Harrington at the 2008 PGA Championship. The last time there was a longer streak of different players winning majors started when Larry Nelson won the 1983 U.S. Open and ended when Nelson won the 1987 PGA Championship, 18 different winners. Since 1972, is only the third player from the United Kingdom to win multiple major championships, joining Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle. At (23 years, 3 months, 8 days) is the youngest player to win the PGA Championship since Woods (23 years 7 months, 15 days) in 1999. Is the sixth-youngest player to win two majors behind only Tom Morris, Jr., Gene Sarazen, Johnny McDermott, Seve Ballesteros and Nicklaus (Woods is seventh). Since 1950, is the 13th different player to win a major championships in back-to-back seasons. His second-round 75 is the highest second-round score by a winner in PGA Championship history. The previous was a 74 by Harrington in 2008. Ended a streak of four consecutive come-from-behind wins in the majors.
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Finished T5 at the Bridgestone Invitational for his sixth consecutive top-10 finish in a World Golf Championships event, the longest active streak. Woods' eight consecutive top-10s is the most in World Golf Championships history, performing the feat twice.
  • Irish Open: Shot a bogey-free, final-round 67 at the Irish Open to finish T10 at Royal Portrush GC.
  • FedEx St. Jude Classic: Began the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic tied for the lead with Nick O'Hern and Davis Love III, but a double bogey at the 72nd hole left him with a T7 finish. In his second start at TPC Southwind (T29 in 2010), birdied the home hole in the second and third rounds. With the finish, moved up two spots, to No. 6, in the FedExCup standings.
  • Wells Fargo Championship: Lost his first career PGA TOUR playoff, to Rickie Fowler at the Wells Fargo Championship. Along with D.A. Points recorded par-4s on the first playoff hole (No. 18) before Fowler made a 4-foot birdie putt for the win. Moved back into the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking with the runner-up finish.
  • World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship: Following a third-round 65, made another charge Sunday at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship (standing at 6-under on the day through 12 holes), but bogeys on Nos. 14 and 18 left him with a 5-under 67 and solo-third. In three TOUR starts this season, owns a win (The Honda Classic), runner-up finish (World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship) and third-place finish (Cadillac Championship) and as a result captured the lead in the FedExCup points race.
  • The Honda Classic: A week later, at The Honda Classic, was one of just two players to post four consecutive rounds in the 60s as he overtook the world's No. 1 ranking from Luke Donald with a convincing two-stroke win over Tiger Woods and Tom Gillis. With the victory, his third on the PGA TOUR, he became the second-youngest player to achieve the world's top spot. Only Woods was younger. The win also made him the fifth consecutive international winner of The Honda Classic.
  • World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship: In his first PGA TOUR start of the year, advanced to the finals of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship before falling to Hunter Mahan, 2 and 1. Road to the finals included victories over George Coetzee, Anders Hansen, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Sangmoon Bae and a 3-and-1 semifinals victory over Lee Westwood. The championship match pairing marked the first time two players in their 20s met to decide the Accenture Match Play Championship. Runner-up finish marked his best result in the event in four starts, bettering a T5 in 2009. Fell 3-down in his semifinal match to Westwood through four holes but reeled off six birdies from Nos. 6-13 to build a 3-up lead.
  • Dubai Desert Classic: Went into the weekend of the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour tied for the top spot with Thomas Bjorn. Struggled to a 72-71 finish at Emirates GC to fall to T5.
  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship: Began the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship two strokes behind the leaders, Robert Rock and Tiger Woods, and finished solo second, one shot behind winner Rock. Suffered a setback in the second round when he brushed sand away from his path, sand that was not on the putting surface at Abu Dhabi GC that led to a two-stroke penalty.

Finished the year second in the Race to Dubai, a little more than €1 million behind Luke Donald.

  • UBS Hong Kong Open: In early December, at the UBS Hong Kong Open, a tournament he says he's always wanted to win, he came from three strokes off the pace on the final day to capture first title after finishing second at the tournament in 2008 and 2009. Playing in the third-to-last group, he holed out from the right bunker for birdie on the 18th hole, his fifth birdie of the day against no bogeys, to ensure the victory. The day before, he shot an even-par 70 marking the first time in 15 rounds that he hadn't shot a round in the 60s at Hong Kong GC.
  • World Cup: Represented Ireland in the World Cup for the second consecutive time, again teaming with Graeme McDowell. Took a third-round lead into the final round at Mission Hills GC's Blackstone Course, but the duo faltered to an even-par 72 in foursomes Sunday to T4.
  • World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions: A week later, also in Shanghai, at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, he had four under-par rounds, including a third-round 65, that led to a T4.
  • Shanghai Masters: Picked up his second victory of the campaign when he won the Shanghai Masters in China. Finished regulation tied with Anthony Kim and then defeated Kim by making par on the first playoff hole at Lake Malaren's Masters Course. The win was worth $2 million, the largest payday of his career.
  • Kolon Korea Open: Finished a distant second to Rickie Fowler in October at the Kolon Korea Open on the OneAsia Tour.
  • KLM Open: Contended all week in Hilversum, Netherlands, at the KLM Open before finally finishing third, two strokes behind winner Simon Dyson. Began the final round at Hilversum GC in eighth place, but a Sunday 67 moved him up.
  • Omega European Masters: Added another top-five on the European Tour, finishing T3 at the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Shot four rounds in the 60s, including an opening-round 65 in Switzerland but still fell five strokes shy of winner Thomas Bjorn.
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Finished T6 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with all four rounds in the 60s. It was his second consecutive season with all four rounds in the 60s at Firestone CC.
  • U.S. Open: Won his first major in record-setting fashion by eight shots at the U.S. Open at Congressional CC. At 22 years, 1 month, 15 days, becoming the ninth-youngest winner of the U.S. Open and the youngest to win the event since Bobby Jones in 1923. He is the first player in U.S. Open history to get to double-digits under-par in the first two rounds. He is the first player in U.S. Open history to reach 13-under par, 14-under par, 15-under par, 16-under par and 17-under par. Set the 36-hole tournament scoring record (131), the 54-hole tournament record (199), and the 72-hole scoring record (268). His six-stroke, 36-hole lead tied Tiger Woods (2000) for the largest at the U.S. Open, while his eight-stroke, 54-hole lead is the second-largest in U.S. Open history behind Woods' 10 strokes in 2000. Set the low first 36-hole score in relation to par at 11-under. Woods (2000) and Ricky Barnes (2009) are tied for second, at 8-under. He also set the low first 54-hole score in relation to par at the U.S. Open (14-under). His 16-under is the most strokes under-par for 72 holes in U.S. Open history. Woods set the old record of 12-under in 2000. Becomes the seventh wire-to-wire (no ties) winner at the U.S. Open, joining Woods (2000 and 20002), Tony Jacklin (1970), Ben Hogan (1953), James Barnes (1921) and Walter Hagen (1914). Is the first player to win the U.S. Open with all four rounds in the 60s since Lee Janzen (1993). The last time the U.S. Open saw back-to-back winners from the British Isles was in 1924 (Cyril Walker, England) and 1925 (William Mcfarlane, Scotland). Last year, Graeme McDowell was the first player from Northern Ireland to win the U.S. Open. He followed a year later, joining his good friend as Northern Ireland champions. The duo also became the first back-to-back winners of the U.S. Open from the same country (outside of the U.S.) since England in 1920 (Edward Ray) and 1921 (Barnes). Woods (2008) and Lucas Glover (2009) were the last back-to-back winners from the U.S. Is one of nine players age 22 and younger with multiple wins with at least one of the wins a major championship. The others are Woods, Gene Sarazen, Tom Morris, Jr., Jack Nicklaus, Tom Creavy, Johnny McDermott, Seve Ballesteros and Jerry Pate.
  • the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance: Was fifth at the Memorial Tournament for his second top-10 at the event in as many starts (T10 in 2010). Held the first-round co-lead with Chris Riley, at 6-under 66.
  • Maybank Malaysian Open: Had a third-place showing at the Maybank Malaysian Open.
  • World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship: After three rounds in the 60s, entered the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship three strokes behind Dustin Johnson but struggled to a 2-over 74 to finish well behind champion Nick Watney. Finished T10 for his best finish in three starts at the event.
  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship: Was a distant second at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on the European Tour, eight strokes behind Martin Kaymer. His runner-up showing in the United Arab Emirates came a year after he T3 at the same event, two strokes back of Kaymer.

Rookie season highlighted by an electric, final-round 62 at the Quail Hollow Championship en route to first PGA TOUR victory. Posted T3 finishes at The Open Championship and PGA Championship and was a member of the victorious European Ryder Cup squad. Finished 36th in the FedExCup standings to just miss qualifying for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

  • Dubai World Championship: Added a solo-fifth the following week at the Dubai World Championship and was 13th in the Race to Dubai.
  • UBS Hong Kong Open: In mid-November, again contended at the UBS Hong Kong Open, where he had finished runner-up in both 2008 and 2009. Opened with a 7-under 63 at Hong Kong GC and eventually was solo sixth, five strokes behind Ian Poulter.
  • World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions: In November, returned to Sheshan International GC for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, where he finished fourth in 2009. Broke a string of 1-under 71s in the first three rounds in 2010 with a final-round, 5-under 67 to finish fifth.
  • Ryder Cup: Finished 1-1-2 in his first Ryder Cup appearance. Earned a crucial half point when he halved his singles match with Stewart Cink as the European team went on to victory.
  • PGA Championship: Kept the heat on a week later at Whistling Straits by finishing T3, one shot out of the Kaymer-Watson playoff at the PGA Championship for third top-three in last five major starts. One of eight players with two or more top-10s in majors in 2010. The T3 equaled best of eight previous major starts (T3 at the 2010 Open Championship, T3 at the 2009 PGA Championship).
  • World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: One of just two players in the field at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to post all four rounds in the 60s (68-69-69-69), finishing T9.
  • The Open Championship: Opened The Open Championship with a record-tying 9-under 63, the 24th time the score had been posted in a major championship and the eighth time at The Open Championship. Went on to finish T3, equaling his best finish in a major (T3 at the 2009 PGA Championship).
  • the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance: Finished T10 in his first career start at the Memorial Tournament.
  • Quail Hollow Championship: Shot a final-round, 10-under 62 to claim his first TOUR win by four strokes over Phil Mickelson at the Quail Hollow Championship. Eagled the par-5 seventh hole (his 16th hole of the day) in the second round to help make the cut on the number, becoming the first player to win after making the cut on the number since Chris Couch at the 2006 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Final-round, 10-under 62 set the course record and was the lowest-finishing score by a winner since Brad Faxon's 61 at the 2005 Buick Championship. It was the lowest in relation to par since Ryan Palmer shot the same score to win the 2004 FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort. Became the third consecutive player in his 20s to win the Quail Hollow Championship (Anthony Kim in 2008 and Sean O'Hair in 2009). At age 20 years, 11 months, 28 days is the youngest winner of the event. With a 16-under 128, posted the lowest final 36-hole score at the tournament by seven strokes (previous mark of 135 owned by four players, most recently Steve Stricker in 2007). Recorded 25 birdies, tied with Vijay Singh (2003) for most in tournament history. Finished the tournament eagle-birdie-par-birdie and tied the back-nine record at Quail Hollow with a 6-under 30 Sunday (Sergio Garcia, first round, 2005, Retief Goosen, third round, 2005). Came from four strokes back on the last day to win. Became the 20th-youngest winner in PGA TOUR history.

Placed in the top 125 on the PGA TOUR non-member money list. Announced he would join the PGA TOUR in November. Made 11 starts on the PGA TOUR and won his first professional title, at the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour by one stroke over Justin Rose. Carded a final-round, 2-under-par 70 to finish at 19-under and complete a wire-to-wire victory at Emirates GC. Posted top-20 finishes in three of four major championship appearances, including a PGA TOUR career-best T3 at the PGA Championship, five strokes behind winner Y.E. Yang. Finished T20 at the Masters and T10 at the U.S. Open. Shot a final-round 68 at Bethpage Black to move into the top 10. Placed T47 at The Open Championship. Late in the season, had a runner-up finish for the second consecutive year at the UBS Hong Kong Open followed by another runner-up finish at the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup, representing Ireland and playing with Graeme McDowell. Dropped team event by a stroke to Italy (Francesco and Edoardo Molinari). Finished second behind Lee Westwood in the European Tour Order of Merit.

  • THE PLAYERS Championship: Only missed cut in 11 PGA TOUR starts came at THE PLAYERS Championship.
  • World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship: Making his first start on the PGA TOUR as a professional, lost 2 and 1 to eventual winner Geoff Ogilvy in quarterfinals of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, earning a T5.

Was seventh at the Irish Open, and finished his season with three top-10s in his final four starts, at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (T8), Castello Masters Costa Azahar (T9) and Portugal Masters (10th).

  • UBS Hong Kong Open: Had a stirring playoff at the UBS Hong Kong Open in November. Entered the extra session with Taiwan's Lin Wen-Tang and Italy's Francesco Molinari. He looked poised to win on the first extra hole when Molinari dropped from the playoff and Lin was in trouble in the trees. Lin escaped with a miraculous birdie of his own (on Hong Kong GC's 18th hole) and then held on to win with a birdie on the second extra hole.

Turned pro on September 18 at age 18 after a stellar amateur career where he was the world's top-ranked amateur. Made the cut in his first professional event at The Quinn Direct British Masters and finished third in his second professional event, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, earning enough money to assure his place in the top 115 to become the youngest and quickest affiliate member to secure his European Tour card, in just two events.


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