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Category: Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy takes swing at Trump: ‘It’s not the way a leader should act’

World No 1 says he wouldn’t play golf with US president againMcIlroy blasts Trump for ‘trying to politicize’ response to virusRory McIlroy has hit out at Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, criticizing the US president of politicizing a …

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Rory McIlroy does not want to play in Ryder Cup without spectators

McIlroy would prefer to postpone the event until 2021‘Having a Ryder Cup without fans is not a Ryder Cup’Rory McIlroy would rather postpone the Ryder Cup until 2021 than play it this year without fans, saying: “It wouldn’t be a great spectacle, there’d…

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Premier Golf League will not give up easily despite lack of star power | Ewan Murray

Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those to distance themselves from the new tour, but too much time and money has been invested for PGL to turn back nowCoronavirus and its associated troubles is not the only matter to have caused Jay Monahan rec…

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Rory McIlroy: ‘I had to take a long, hard look at myself after Portrush’

The world No 1 has been undergoing a resurgence since missing the cut at his home Open and feels adversity has helped his game Rory McIlroy turned responses to personal adversity into an art form long ago. His Masters capitulation of 2011 was followed …

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Tyrrell Hatton holds off Rory McIlroy on challenging day at Bay Hill

• Englishman leads by two strokes after one-over third round• Wind and fast greens prove testing; Koepka signs for 81You needn’t wander far at Bay Hill to uncover words of wisdom from the late Arnold Palmer. The golf icon’s second home hosts the tourna…

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Rory McIlroy produces ‘shot of the year’ to contend at Arnold Palmer Invitational

• McIlroy shoots first-round 66, one behind American Matt Every• ‘My caddy called my bunker shot my best of the season’In seeking to avoid a “fried” brain, Rory McIlroy is not thinking about the Masters. His form will leave others to speculate about th…

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Rory McIlroy makes the case for streamlining ‘over-saturated’ golf tours

‘There’s so many tournaments,’ says world No 1McIlroy believes talk of breakaway may influence organisersRory McIlroy hopes the threat of a breakaway golf circuit can be the trigger for a “streamlined” version of existing tours.McIlroy has been extreme…

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Improved accuracy sends Bryson DeChambeau to the top

American shoots 63 in second round in MexicoRory McIlroy three shots adrift after firing 69A Bryson DeChambeau masterclass was followed by another trace of his extrovert nature. Quite naturally after DeChambeau had delivered a 63, including a closing n…

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Improved accuracy sends Bryson DeChambeau to the top

American shoots 63 in second round in MexicoRory McIlroy three shots adrift after firing 69A Bryson DeChambeau masterclass was followed by another trace of his extrovert nature. Quite naturally after DeChambeau had delivered a 63, including a closing n…

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Rory McIlroy does talking on course in Mexico after shunning Premier League

World No 1 had snubbed breakaway tour proposalMcIlroy shoots 65 to lead and continue fine start to yearThe day after making an emphatic statement off the course, Rory McIlroy did precisely the same when back on it. Evidence of an excellent start to the…

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‘I’m out’: Rory McIlroy will not join proposed Premier Golf League

‘The more I’ve thought about it, the more I don’t like it’ Tiger Woods ‘not going to do it’, adds world No 1Rory McIlroy has delivered what may well prove to be a fatal blow to plans for a breakaway golf tour by stating he has no interest in taking par…

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Rory McIlroy moves above Brooks Koepka in return to world No 1

McIlroy tops rankings for first time since September 2015LPGA cancels two events amid coronavirus concernsRory McIlroy has returned to the top of the world rankings for the first time since September 2015.McIlroy and Brooks Koepka did not contest the A…

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‘There’s a morality to it’: Rory McIlroy turns down Saudi Arabia event

• Golfer rules out competing at next month’s European Tour event• Woods also not playing in second edition of Saudi InternationalRory McIlroy has ruled out competing at next month’s European Tour event in Saudi Arabia.Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Wo…

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Jon Rahm holds off Tommy Fleetwood’s charge to triumph in Dubai

• Spaniard takes DP World Tour Championship by a single shot• Rahm also wins Race to Dubai as Europe’s end-of-year No 1The conclusion was as if scripted. Only Seve Ballesteros had taken delivery of the European Tour’s order of merit title on behalf of …

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Jon Rahm looks to follow in the footsteps of his idol Seve Ballesteros

• Spaniard poised to be crowned Europe’s No 1• Mike Lorenzo-Vera lies second in DubaiThere will be no breach of the Trades Descriptions Act as the Race to Dubai hurtles towards its conclusion. A delicately poised DP World Tour Championship perfectly re…

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Rory McIlroy finishes with a flourish in Dubai after his shot of the year

• Mike Lorenzo-Vera leads McIlroy by one after a 63• Tommy Fleetwood in contention after five-under 67When Rory McIlroy labels a shot his best of a year that has delivered four victories it would be wise to seek replays. McIlroy certainly will.His magn…

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Rory McIlroy finishes with a flourish in Dubai after his shot of the year

• Mike Lorenzo-Vera leads McIlroy by one after a 63• Tommy Fleetwood in contention after five-under 67When Rory McIlroy labels a shot his best of a year that has delivered four victories it would be wise to seek replays. McIlroy certainly will.His magn…

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Rory McIlroy happy to let rivals contest Race to Dubai battle

Northern Irishman at World Tour ChampionshipsShane Lowry among five who can top order of meritRory McIlroy cannot end his week as the Race to Dubai winner for a fourth time but the man himself is perfectly at ease with the scenario even if it is one th…

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Jon Rahm and Danny Willett pull three shots clear in BMW PGA Championship

• Willett makes birdie on final green to take share of lead• Rory McIlroy shoots superb round of 65 but still nine off the paceJon Rahm has derived such joy from prime events on the European Tour that it seems astonishing to think there was once doubt …

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Rory McIlroy breathes sigh of relief after making BMW PGA Championship cut

• McIlroy seals weekend spot with nerveless putt on 18th• Willett and Rahm lead the way on 11 under parIt was always likely to come down to this. Rory McIlroy’s playing of the final two holes of the Wentworth west course in three over par on Thursday l…