Rory Mcilroy

  • Rory McIlroy finishes Masters in top 10 14-04-2014 08:22 AM

    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...
  • Patience a virtue for Rory McIlroy in Masters sunshine 11-04-2014 08:37 AM

    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...
  • Tiger Wood's absence leaves 78th Masters wide open 10-04-2014 09:18 AM

    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...
  • Rory McIlroy confident of better showing at Masters 09-04-2014 08:24 AM

    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...
  • Steady McIlroy has two-stroke lead at Honda Classic 02-03-2014 10:33 AM

    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...
  • Rory McIlroy retains command at Honda Classic 01-03-2014 09:06 AM

    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...
  • Tiger Woods thinking of Augusta at Honda Classic 27-02-2014 08:52 AM

    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...
  • Stephen Gallacher takes two-shot lead over McIlroy in Dubai 01-02-2014 07:02 PM

    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...
  • Rory McIlroy retains Dubai lead, Tiger Woods toils 31-01-2014 09:18 PM

    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...
  • Rory McIlroy shoots 63 to take lead in Dubai 30-01-2014 05:18 PM

    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...
  • McIlroy, Wozniacki announce engagement 01-01-2014 05:09 PM

    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 18-12-2013 09:35 AM

    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...
  • Yearender 2013: Women outshine men in Indian hockey 17-12-2013 12:15 PM

    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...
  • Top 10 sporting moments of 2013 17-12-2013 11:39 AM

    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...
  • Ten sporting flops of 2013 17-12-2013 11:32 AM

    Following is a list of 10 sporting flops in 2013: Rory McIlroy (Golf) The Northern Irishman ended 2012 at the top of the rankings after a second major win, at the U.S. PGA Championship, and he was the leading money-earner on both sides of the Atlantic. But the 24-year-old slumped...
  • McIlroy shocks Scott to win Australian Open 01-12-2013 01:02 PM

    Sydney: Rory McIlroy claimed his first title of the year at the Australian Open by a single shot on Sunday after home favourite Adam Scott bogeyed the final hole to lose a tournament he had dominated since the opening day. McIlroy, who swallowed up Scott's four-shot overnight lead in the...
  • Adam Scott opens four-shot lead over McIlroy in Sydney 30-11-2013 01:56 PM

    Sydney: Adam Scott holds the upper hand in his duel with Rory McIlroy going into the final day of the Australian Open after the home favourite posted a four-under-par 68 to open a four-shot lead over the Briton on Saturday. Two-time major champion McIlroy looked down and out after a...
  • Adam Scott holds 2nd-round lead at Australian Open 29-11-2013 02:27 PM

    Sydney: Adam Scott held a two-shot advantage over Rory McIlroy as the tournament's star players moved to the top of the Australian Open leaderboard at Royal Sydney on Friday. Scott shot 2-under-par 70 for a two-round total of 12-under 132. McIlroy, playing in the morning and avoiding the rain and...
  • McIlroy struggles after sizzling start in Dubai 14-11-2013 05:45 PM

    Dubai: Rory McIlroy, seeking a first win of 2013, began Dubai's $8 million DP World Tour Championship in blistering fashion but could not sustain the momentum as he fired a one-under 71 on Thursday in the European season climax. The defending Dubai champion sank birdies in three of the opening...
  • Legal worries a distraction in tough 2013, says Rory McIlroy 12-11-2013 11:54 PM

    Dubai: Legal problems were a distraction which affected his golf this year, former world number one Rory McIlroy said on Tuesday as he prepared to defend the World Tour Championship title he won in sizzling style last year. The 24-year-old from Northern Ireland birdied the final five holes in Dubai...
  • Rory McIlroy finds form to surge clear of WGC field 31-10-2013 04:26 PM

    Shanghai: Rory McIlroy enjoyed one of his best rounds of a disappointing season to storm into a two-shot lead over a star-studded field at the $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions tournament on Thursday. Displaying a deft short game with a new lob wedge, McIlroy reeled off eight birdies en route to...
  • Improving McIlroy will win by end of year: Tiger Woods 29-10-2013 09:05 PM

    Macau: Tiger Woods believes Rory McIlroy is slowly getting his golf game back on track and predicted on Tuesday that the former world number one would claim a breakthrough first victory of the year by the end of December. McIlroy was on top of the world at the end of...
  • McIlroy edges out Woods in lucrative shootout 28-10-2013 03:43 PM

    World number six Rory McIlroy produced some dazzling golf on the back nine to overcome a sniffling Tiger Woods by one shot in their lucrative 'Match at Mission Hills' in China on Monday. The double major-winning Northern Irishman shot a six-under-par 67 to beat the world number one's 68 in...
  • McIlroy in contention at Korean Open but rues sloppy start 18-10-2013 02:35 PM

    Rory McIlroy feels he left a few shots out on the course despite fighting back after a poor start to fire a second round two-under-par 69 at the Korean Open on Friday to sit just two shots off the lead at the halfway mark. The world number six is still...
  • McIlroy tightlipped over Wozniacki, eyes 2013 win 15-10-2013 10:01 AM

    Seoul: Rory McIlroy laid the blame for a winless 2013 on mental and mechanical issues on Tuesday, saying his struggles had nothing to do with an equipment switch, but the former world number one refused to open up on reports of a split with Caroline Wozniacki. McIlroy, speaking at a...
  • No end in sight for McIlroy's frustrating 2013 15-10-2013 09:04 AM

    Rory McIlroy's messy break-up with management company Horizon Sports reached a Dublin court on Monday but reports that the former golf world number one's relationship with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki was on the rocks appeared wide of the mark. Media reports said the twice major winner had ended his two-year...
  • Caroline Wozniacki split adds to Rory McIlroy's 2013 frustrations 14-10-2013 10:32 PM

    Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy's split with leading tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is the latest chapter in a frustrating year for the young Northern Irishman. Media reports on Monday said the twice major winner had ended his two-year relationship with ex-tennis number one Wozniacki, the news coming on...
  • McIlroy benefits from speedy third round at BMW Championship 15-09-2013 08:42 AM

    Lake Forest: With his BMW Championship title defence in tatters after two poor scores over the first two days, Rory McIlroy made a welcome return to form during a lightning-fast display in Saturday's third round. Paired with American Charley Hoffman in the first group to tee off after lying stone...
  • Rory McIlroy's woes continue at Conway Farms 14-09-2013 08:29 AM

    Lake Forest: Rory McIlroy's dwindling hopes of qualifying for next week's season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta all but disappeared on Friday after he struggled once again at the BMW Championship. The Northern Irish world number four, winner here last year during a storming finish to his 2012 campaign, battled to...
  • Rory McIlroy to tee off in Korea Open in October 12-09-2013 11:27 AM

    Double major winner and world number four Rory McIlroy will hope to make it third time lucky when he tees off at OneAsia's Korea Open next month, organisers said on Thursday. The 24-year-old Briton was joint third in his first appearance in 2009 and returned in 2011 to finish runner-up...