RORY MCILROY

  • Adam Scott out to bury Sydney hurt against inspirational McIlroy Yesterday

    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...
  • 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 wiretowire...
  • 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 4shot 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 6under 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 9under 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 6under 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 sevenunderpar 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...