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Rory McIlroy will go again in bid to finish season as world No 1 after falling short at US PGA

That means McIlroy will miss next week’s first event of the FedEx Cup play-off series, the Barclays Championship in New Jersey, but will return for the following week’s Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston and then play the last two events. McIlroy’s aim will be to scoop the $ 10 million (£6.38 million) bonus which goes to the […]

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If Rory McIlroy completes grand slam it would be greatest achievement by any GB or Irish individual sports person

It is the sports such as golf, tennis, boxing, athletics and sailing which are all about the individual and only about the individual. They might rely on great coaching and the very best of equipment but their triumphs are not governed by the speed of their car or of their horse (with utter deference to […]

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Rory McIlroy comes to amateur Bradley Neil’s aid in week he could make slam history

In golfing terms, victory at the Amateur Championship makes Willy Wonka’s golden ticket seem like a Tesco coupon. As well as Tuesday’s Georgia Cup in Atlanta – where he will play an 18-hole match against the US Amateur champion, South Korea’s Gunn Yang – it guaranteed entry to last year’s Open at Hoylake and this […]

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Rory McIlroy’s struggles continue ahead of the Masters, while Henrik Stenson rails at PGA Tour officials

Saying that, Stenson was clearly frustrated aft having seen the opportunity of a first PGA Tour title in 18 months slip through his grasp. But looking back, he will surely recognise what a shame it would be if Every’s achievement was in anyway overshadowed. Talk about a course specialist. In the 24 events since breaking […]

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Jordan Spieth sets sights on Rory McIlroy’s world No 1 ranking after dramatic victory at Valspar Championship

As part of this run he also shot a closing 63 to win the Australian Open in Sydney, in a performance that even attracted McIlroy’s admiration. “You could give me another 100 rounds at the Australian and I still wouldn’t sniff 63,” he said. “Very impressive.” Spieth, up to sixth in the world rankings following […]

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Masters 2015: Early taste of Augusta mania for Rory McIlroy as America ramps up the hype

McIlroy had an encounter with Tom Brady in the gym In truth, McIlroy was not out of place amongst those sporting Goliaths, particularly if the cover of the Masters edition of Golf Digest is taken at face value. There is McIlroy posing as Michelangelo’s David. At about the same time as that image hit the […]

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Rory McIlroy breathes a little life into his challenge for WGC Cadillac Championship

The Blue Monster had Rory McIlroy just where it wanted him, but at least the world No 1 did not go down without a fight. With three birdies and an eagle in his last six holes, McIlroy breathed a little life into his challenge for the WGC Cadillac Championship. It was an untidy, erratic day at […]

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Rory McIlroy’s three-iron rescued from lake by scuba diver

Mclroy is only five shots off second, but the problem is Holmes is on 11-under after a 69 and five clear of his US countrymen Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson. On a day of drama, Holmes and Johnson both had holes in one on the fourth, within 20 minutes of each other. Lee Westwood is […]

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Rory McIlroy suffers meltdown in WGC-Cadillac Championship

“I think every golfer knows how I felt, because I don’t hit shots like the one I hit on eight on the range,” McIlroy said. “That’s what really bothers me – the fact that I get out on the course and I hit shots that I’m not seeing when I’m in a more relaxed environment. […]

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Martin Kaymer schwach – Rory McIlroy schmeißt Schläger

Deutschlands bester Golfer Martin Kaymer (Mettmann) liegt bei der World Golf Championship in Doral/Florida… Golf

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