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Rory McIlroy takes break from golf to concentrate on court case with former management company Horizon

McIlroy has an advantage of more than £2 million in the Race to Dubai, but this announcement means that one of the pursuers, such as Sergio García or Henrik Stenson, could conceivably catch him in the Order of Merit race. McIlroy said last month that he was hopeful that the peace talks – ordered by a […]

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Phil Mickelson Jabs Rory McIlroy at Ryder Cup: ‘We Don’t Litigate Against Each Other’

Getty Images A deadpan Phil Mickelson told the Ryder Cup press room that the U.S. team has an advantage this week because they ‘don’t litigate against each other.’ GLENEAGLES, Scotland — This week Phil Mickelson will tee off in his 10th career Ryder Cup, and while it’s unclear if it will be the last of […]

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Rory McIlroy will be Europe’s big Ryder Cup star – and their big headache – against USA at Gleneagles

dust-up is unlike any other golf event and, indeed, unlike any other sporting encounter. Just ask the likes of Hal Sutton, Curtis Strange, Tom Lehman and, most recently, Davis Love about the propensity for a supposedly outrageous strength to turn into a defining weakness. Quite enough has been said about Woods, kryptonite, Ryder Cup and […]

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Tiger Woods Laughs Off Rory McIlroy’s ‘Last Few Holes’ Comment, Says ‘Phil Has Less Holes Than I Do’

Getty Tiger Woods’ last competitive event was the 2014 PGA Championship, where he missed the cut. WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy referred to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson has being on “the last few holes” of their careers when he was asked about the two best players of their generation not being eligible for […]

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Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel tied for Tour Championship lead after 54 holes

Getty Images Rory McIlroy and Billy Horschel shake hands on the 18th green following the third round of the Tour Championship at East Lake. ATLANTA (AP) — Already established as the best player in golf, Rory McIlroy approached the FedEx Cup finale as though he had nothing to lose. Except now he has so much […]

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Rory McIlroy locked in battle on and off the course at Tour Championship

The Northern Irishman is close to both Mickelson and Woods and had actually been careful to express his belief that – despite neither Woods of Mickelson making it into the final 30 here for the first time since 1992 – these golfing superstars were far from finished. “I just couldn’t understand the backlash. I’ve said […]

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Rory McIlroy ranks the glory of winning the FedEx Cup for the first time above the £7.1m payday it would bring

“Anything other than a win here this week would be a disappointment,” McIlroy said. “Although if I came second or third and still ended up winning the whole thing, then that would be cool as well. But I want to win, because I only have to beat 28 other guys. It’s not like a regular […]

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Why Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler or Bubba Watson could win the FedEx Cup, and why Sergio Garcia won’t

Getty Images Rory McIlroy signs autographs during a practice round Wedensday at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta. Sergio Garcia seems too skittish and/or tired, and Ryan Palmer hasn’t shown enough with the putter this year. Morgan Hoffmann is just happy to have made it into the 2015 majors, and Jordan Spieth, wiser than his […]

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Rory McIlroy suffers FedEx Cup frustration at BMW Championship

The good news for McIlroy was that, in this the penultimate event of the play-offs, his two rivals at the top of the standings fared much, much worse. The pacesetting trio went out together in FedEx order and the leader, Chris Kirk, shot a 71 and Hunter Mahan, in third, struggled to a 74. On […]

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Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson are chasing unlikely FedEx Cup points leader Chris Kirk at Cherry Hills

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — The FedEx Cup playoffs are all about sizzle, and money. The winner, to be determined after next week’s Tour Championship, takes home $ 10 million. The courtesy cars at this week’s BMW Championship at Cherry Hills feature not only an SUV and a sedan — the choice of most players […]

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