Rory Mcilroy

  • McIlroy struggles in opening round at The Barclays 21 hours 26 minutes ago

    Rory McIlroy's bid for a career first FedExCup title got off to a rocky start on Thursday as he shot a three-over par 74 in the first round at The Barclays, the opening tournament of the four-event 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: Pre-tournament 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 one-shot 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 shot-making and a stunning eagle on his ninth hole of the day, soared one stroke clear in the weather-hit 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...
  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major July 20, 2014

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder and sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. With two key birdies around the turn, and a powerful tee shot at just the right moment, McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire...
  • Rory McIlroy storms six clear as The Open victory looms July 19, 2014

    Open leader Rory McIlroy left the door invitingly ajar for a charging pack led by Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia before slamming it shut with a dazzling finish to his third round at soggy Hoylake on Saturday. The Northern Irishman began the day four shots clear of Dustin Johnson, was caught...
  • Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open July 19, 2014

    Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance on Friday in the British Open. Once he made a birdie, and...
  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods steal Hoylake show July 17, 2014

    Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show midway through the opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday. Northern Irishman McIlroy has developed a penchant for making fast starts and he did it yet again on a...
  • Casey surges, McIlroy tumbles at the Memorial May 31, 2014

    Dublin: Paul Casey expected to be chasing someone Friday in the Memorial, figuring it would be Rory McIlroy. After two holes, Casey had the lead to himself at Muirfield Village, and that was only the start of another big day. He took advantage of the par 5s for another 6-under 66,...
  • Rory McIlroy leads after the opening round of Memorial May 30, 2014

    Whether it's his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he's on top of his game. McIlroy made two eagles and three birdies on the back nine at Muirfield Village - along with a double bogey - on his way to a 9-under 63 and a...
  • Wozniacki's broken heart faces dissection at Roland Garros May 26, 2014

    If having a broken heart was a viable excuse for withdrawing from a grand slam tournament, Caroline Wozniacki might be tempted to use it. The Dane's life has been turned upside down since golfer Rory McIlroy, like Wozniacki a former world No.1 in his sport, suddenly broke off their engagement...
  • Rory McIlroy wins BMW PGA Championship May 25, 2014

    England: Rory McIlroy put aside the anguish in his private life to win the European Tour's flagship BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. The double Major winner came from seven shots back at the start of the final round to shoot a 6-under 66 and win by 1 stroke with an overall...
  • BMW Championship: Record 62 by Bjorn, two eagles for McIlroy May 23, 2014

    Love seems to be the theme of the BMW PGA Championship and the trend continued on Thursday when Thomas Bjorn sent hearts racing with a record 62 and Rory McIlroy briefly forgot relationship blues after a 68. Danish veteran Bjorn, in love with golf again after a spell when he was...
  • Rory McIlroy roars into contention with hot putter at Wells Fargo May 4, 2014

    Rory McIlroy found his putting touch to surge into contention with a sizzling third round 65 at the $6.9 million Wells Fargo Championship on Saturday. The Northern Irishman barely made the halfway cut, but he took advantage of his reprieve with a seven-under-par showing in delightful morning conditions at Quail Hollow....
  • Rory McIlroy finishes Masters in top 10 April 14, 2014

    Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top-10 finish at Augusta National. A day after he suffered the embarrassment of being beaten by a non-competing amateur marker, McIlroy provided a reminder of what is capable of...
  • Patience a virtue for Rory McIlroy in Masters sunshine April 11, 2014

    Three years after suffering a final-round meltdown at the Masters, Rory McIlroy got back into contention for the year's opening major with an impressive display of patience and grinding golf on Thursday. On a sun-baked Augusta National layout where danger lurked at every corner because of swirling winds and quickening greens,...
  • Tiger Wood's absence leaves 78th Masters wide open April 10, 2014

    As the first of the year's four majors, the Masters has always been keenly anticipated and this week's edition should be one of the most open in decades with the absence of world number one Tiger Woods. Former world number one Rory McIlroy has predicted that 70 players in the field...
  • Rory McIlroy confident of better showing at Masters April 9, 2014

    Georgia: Rory McIlroy is living proof that time has a way of healing almost everything. Three years ago, McIlroy was reduced to tears when he blew his chance of winning the Masters after a spectacular final-round collapse. Leading by four shots at the start of the last day, McIlroy closed with...
  • Steady McIlroy has two-stroke lead at Honda Classic March 2, 2014

    Rory McIlroy was steady rather than spectacular as he extended his lead to two strokes after the third round at the $6 million Honda Classic in south Florida on Saturday. McIlroy missed only one green on the water-lined back nine as he compiled a one-under-par 69 in a moderate breeze at...
  • Rory McIlroy retains command at Honda Classic March 1, 2014

    Rory McIlroy recovered from a poor start to record six birdies and earn a one-shot lead after the second round of the $6 million Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Friday. The Northern Irishman, who had been one ahead overnight after opening with a flawless 63, remained mentally upbeat...
  • Tiger Woods thinking of Augusta at Honda Classic February 27, 2014

    Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy will play in the same tournament for the first time this year when they contest the Honda Classic starting in south Florida on Thursday. The $6 million PGA Tour event used to be the weak link on the four-stop PGA Tour Florida...
  • Stephen Gallacher takes two-shot lead over McIlroy in Dubai February 1, 2014

    Dubai: Defending champion Stephen Gallacher had seven birdies and an eagle on the back nine Saturday to surge past Rory McIlroy and take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic. Gallacher equaled the European Tour record for the lowest nine-hole score with an inward 28 for...
  • Rory McIlroy retains Dubai lead, Tiger Woods toils January 31, 2014

    Dubai: Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy remained on course to end a 14-month European Tour title drought after shooting a second-round 70 to lead the $2.5 million Dubai Desert Classic on Friday as world number one Tiger Woods toiled. McIlroy reached the halfway stage 11 under at 133 having done most of...
  • Rory McIlroy shoots 63 to take lead in Dubai January 30, 2014

    Dubai: Rory McIlroy shot his lowest European Tour score in more than three years with a 9-under 63 Thursday to take a three-shot clubhouse lead in the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic. McIlroy grabbed an eagle and seven birdies in ideal scoring conditions on the Majlis Course, easily upstaging...
  • McIlroy, Wozniacki announce engagement January 1, 2014

    Kapalua, Hawaii: Rory McIlroy is claiming his first win of the new year - his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. One of the top power couples in sports announced their engagement Tuesday night on Twitter, which was Wednesday morning in Australia. A spokesman for McIlroy confirmed he popped the...
  • Golf Yearender: Scott, Tiger Woods and company serve up tasty 2013 December 30, 2013

    Like an enticing chocolate box offering an exquisite array of pralines, truffles, fudge and liqueurs, global golf gave its fans just about everything they might have wanted during a riveting and unpredictable 2013. The quality and variety of golfing 'confectionary' was exceptional and, with Tiger Woods's remarkable dominance in the late...
  • Yearender 2013: Women outshine men in Indian hockey December 30, 2013

    A sea change at the administrative level, birth of a promising league, rise and fall of the juniors and women outplaying men - the pendulum of Indian hockey kept swinging to and fro in 2013. Save for the silver lining of a world cup bronze won by junior women, 2013 was...
  • Top 10 sporting moments of 2013 December 30, 2013

    Here is the list of top ten sporting moments of 2013: 1. Lance Armstrong comes clean over doping - January 17 "Yes." With one word, Lance Armstrong finally confessed to a cycling career built on performing-enhancing drugs, putting himself on a par with Canadian athlete Ben Johnson as the world's most...