RORY MCILROY

  • Golf: JB Holmes in control after sharing hole-in-one glory March 8, 2015

    American J.B. Holmes had a five-stroke lead at the end of the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Saturday as he and compatriot Dustin Johnson both made holes-in-one on the par-three fourth hole. After Holmes aced the 227-yard hole, Johnson, playing two groups behind, followed suit 15 minutes later to...
  • Rory McIlroy boils over, JB Holmes leads by two shots March 7, 2015

    Rory McIlroy lost his cool while J.B. Holmes began and ended his day with ugly sixes but produced some excellent golf in between for a two-shot lead after the WGC-Cadillac Championship's second round in Miami on Friday. Four strokes in front overnight after opening with a blistering 10-under-par 62 on the...
  • Masters buildup begins for Rory McIlroy at Cadillac March 5, 2015

    Rory McIlroy says he is not thinking about the history that waits at the Masters, even though that's all he seems to be talking about. It's not all his fault, of course. Coming off his first missed cut in eight months at the Honda Classic, McIlroy leads the strongest field of the...
  • World No. 1 Rory McIlroy set to miss cut at Honda Classic February 28, 2015

    World number one Rory McIlroy was set to miss the cut after shooting a four-over par 74 in his second round of the Honda Classic on Friday to go seven-over for the tournament. Heavy rain wiped out most of the morning and at the close, Californian Brendan Steele led by two...
  • Rory McIlroy shocked by Davis Love's appointment as US captain February 26, 2015

    World number one Rory McIlroy was "shocked" at the appointment of Davis Love III as 2016 United States Ryder Cup captain. McIlroy is returning to competition at this week's Honda Classic and teeing up for a first time this year on American soil following a three-week break since winning the Dubai...
  • McIlroy hits record-equalling score to win second Dubai title February 1, 2015

    Dubai: An unrelenting Rory McIlroy secured his second Dubai Desert Classic title in six years with a 2-under 70 in the final round to win by three shots on Sunday. The Northern Irishman's 22-under 266 total matched the lowest in the history of the tournament, set by Stephen Gallacher in 2013...
  • Rory McIlroy in a class of his own in the desert January 31, 2015

    Dubai: Rory McIlroy was in a class of his own on Saturday, seizing a four-shot lead with a six-under-par 66 after the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic. The world number one reeled off five birdies in the opening eight holes before picking up his sixth shot of a faultless...
  • Jeev, Kapur miss the cut, McIlroy moves to top in Dubai January 30, 2015

    Dubai: Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur made an early exit from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic even as Rory McIlroy roared into the lead after a majestic eight under par 64, which included three consecutive closing birdies on Friday. Jeev and Kapur, both of whom had spoilt their finish in...
  • Rory McIlroy shoots 66 despite Dubai driving radar being off January 29, 2015

    Dubai: Rory McIlroy's driving radar malfunctioned early in his opening round at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday but he showed why he is the world's number one golfer by recovering to shoot a 66. "I didn't hit a fairway till my eighth hole but I scored well for those holes,"...
  • Martin Kaymer turning Abu Dhabi Championship into a procession January 17, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Martin Kaymer turned what promised to be an exciting weekend duel with Rory McIlroy into a procession at the Abu Dhabi Championship. Seeking a fourth title in eight years in Abu Dhabi, Kaymer shot a 7-under 65 in the third round on Saturday to extend his overnight lead from...
  • Kapalua's elite formula under pressure to change January 16, 2015

    Kapalua: For almost two decades, the PGA Tour's opening event of the year has been held on the picturesque Hawaiian island of Maui with a winners-only field, an elite aspect tournament director Nancy Cross wants to retain. The absence in recent seasons of top drawcards such as Tiger Woods and reigning...
  • McIlroy mounts late birdie surge in Abu Dhabi opener January 15, 2015

    Rory McIlroy overcame a slow start to shoot a five-under 67 in the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Thursday, two strokes behind surprise leader Thomas Pieters. McIlroy finished second at the UAE capital's tournament in three of the past four years, while playing partner Rickie...
  • Rory McIlroy magic puts No. 1 in contention in Abu Dhabi January 15, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Rory McIlroy produced a moment of magic to spark a first-round revival at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Thursday, with a 5-under 67 leaving the world's top-ranked player two shots off the early lead. With his ball on the lip of a fairway bunker on No. 3, his 12th...
  • Yearender: What a difference a year makes for Rory McIlroy December 26, 2014

    Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and grey and sitting in his rocking chair, Rory McIlroy will look back at 2014 as the year he became a true golfing great. The tousle-haired Northern Irishman also ruled the roost two...
  • Australian Open: Rory McIlroy to cut out 'bad stuff' after rollercoaster round November 28, 2014

    World number one Rory McIlroy said all he needed to do was cut the "bad stuff" out of his game for a really low score at the Australian Open after managing to par only five holes in a rollercoaster second round on Friday. The Northern Irishman hit an eagle, six birdles...
  • Adam Scott out to bury Sydney hurt against inspirational McIlroy November 26, 2014

    Adam Scott still feels the hurt of losing the Australian Open title to Rory McIlroy on the final green last year but believes the world number one has also inspired him to become a better golfer. Scott was set to win a rare "Triple Crown" of Australian titles when he went...
  • Golf: Europe win to retain Ryder Cup September 28, 2014

    Europe added another layer of Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday behind Rory McIlroy big start, two big rallies and a rookie who hit the shot of his life to give this performance a finish it deserved. Jamie Donaldson, unaware he already had done enough to retain the Ryder Cup, hit a...
  • Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy square off in opening session September 26, 2014

    Phil Mickelson poked fun at Rory McIlroy. Now they get to face off in the Ryder Cup. Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, undefeated as a team two years ago at Medinah, face the European powerhouse of McIlroy and Sergio Garcia in the opening session of fourballs on Friday at Gleneagles. "We're looking to...
  • Late eagle lifts McIlroy into tie for lead at Tour Championship September 14, 2014

    Rory McIlroy spectacularly eagled the parfive 15th to join Billy Horschel in a tie for the lead in the Tour Championship on Saturday and set up a thrilling conclusion to the 201314 PGA Tour season. With the FedExCup playoff title and a bonus jackpot of $10 million on the line...
  • An inform Horschel two ahead at Tour Championship September 13, 2014

    Atlanta: Billy Horschel, seeking a second consecutive PGA Tour victory, birdied three of the last eight holes to move two strokes clear of the chasing pack in the Tour Championship second round on Friday. The American, ranked second in the FedExCup standings coming into this week, fired a second successive fourunderpar...
  • Kirk stays in control of Tour Championship with opening 66 September 12, 2014

    Atlanta: FedExCup points leader Chris Kirk maintained control of the seasonlong race for playoff honours as he surged into a share of the lead in Thursday's opening round of the elite Tour Championship. Kirk, who took over at the top of the standings with his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship...
  • Rory McIlroy shares lead at weatherhit BMW Championship September 5, 2014

    World number one Rory McIlroy grabbed a threeway share of the clubhouse lead at the BMW Championship on Thursday before the opening round was suspended due to inclement weather. McIlroy fired a threeunderpar 67, putting him in a tie with American's Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland before play was stopped with...
  • McIlroy targets Mahan's top spot at Deutsche Bank golf tournament August 29, 2014

    Inform Rory McIlroy has set his sights on dislodging Hunter Mahan from the top of the FedExCup standings after this week's Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts on a course he says is ideally suited to his game. Two years ago, McIlroy won the elite FedExCup playoff event held at the TPC...
  • McIlroy gives himself a shot with some Barclays practice August 23, 2014

    Rory McIlroy blamed a firstround 74 on a lack of preparation, but after putting in extra time on the range, the Northern Irishman came out firing on Friday and put himself into contention at The Barclays. The world number one fired a sixunderpar 65 in the second round at Ridgewood Country...
  • McIlroy struggles in opening round at The Barclays August 22, 2014

    Rory McIlroy's bid for a career first FedExCup title got off to a rocky start on Thursday as he shot a threeover par 74 in the first round at The Barclays, the opening tournament of the fourevent playoffs. The Northern Irishman, ranked first in the world and first in the FedExCup...
  • McIlroy wins PGA Championship, claims fourth major August 11, 2014

    Louisville: Pretournament favourite Rory McIlroy recovered from a stumbling start to overcome a series of challengers and clinch his fourth major title by a shot at the PGA Championship on Sunday. A stroke in front of the chasing pack overnight, the Northern Irish world number one lost the lead but regained...
  • McIlroy stays one ahead after wild day at Valhalla August 10, 2014

    Louisville: Rory McIlroy, seeking his fourth major title, ended a pulsating third round of low scoring and frequent lead changes to preserve his oneshot advantage at the PGA Championship on Saturday. A stroke in front overnight heading into what is traditionally known as 'moving day', the British Open champion birdied three...
  • Imperious Rory McIlroy moves one ahead at Valhalla August 9, 2014

    Louisville Kentucky: Rory McIlroy, helped by composed shotmaking and a stunning eagle on his ninth hole of the day, soared one stroke clear in the weatherhit second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday. The British Open champion, in pursuit of a third consecutive victory on the...
  • Rory McIlroy reaps rich rewards after total immersion in game August 9, 2014

    Louisville Kentucky: Having immersed himself in golf since the breakup three months ago of his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy has reaped rich rewards with a sizzling run of form at the game's highest level. Just days after saying he was not ready for marriage, the Northern Irishman...
  • It's simple really says McIlroy, just process and spot July 21, 2014

    For Rory McIlroy the secret of his stunning victory at the Open on Sunday came down to two rather unremarkable words: process and spot. That was the mantra he repeated in his brain throughout four majestic rounds of golf at the Royal Liverpool course. "Very simple," he disclosed when asked what were...