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Category: Rory McIlroy

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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…

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Rory McIlroy believes golf can learn from tennis to eradicate slow play

• Northern Irishman wants proper penalties to be enforced• Golfer encouraged by European Tour’s plan to deal with issueRory McIlroy has called on his sport to follow the lead of tennis by implementing proper penalties for those players who divert atten…

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Rory McIlroy plays down the money factor after FedEx Cup success

• Northern Irishman won on biggest pay day in golf history• ‘I realise I’m privileged, but winning is way more important’It may placate those offended by the largesse of a golfer scooping $15m for tournament success to hear that the value of that prize…

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Rory McIlroy pockets £12m for winning Tour Championship and FedEx Cup title

• Northern Irishman four shots clear of Xander Schauffele• World No 1 Brooks Koepka falls away in final roundEast Lake on Sunday afternoon was witness to something even more notable than delivery of the richest prize in golf. Rory McIlroy’s bounce, Ror…

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End-of-season review: from McIlroy’s agony to Xiyu Lin’s shot along a bridge | Scott Murray

A review of the golfing year features McIlroy’s disastrous start at Portrush and Hinako Shibuno’s fairytale win at the British OpenAs the freshly plundered FedEx truck disappears down the lane, not so much as a bronze centime left rattling around the b…

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Brooks Koepka sees off Rory McIlroy to win his first WGC title by three shots

• Koepka finishes 16-under, Webb Simpson second on 13-under• Koepka is world No 1 and leads FedEx Cup rankingsA potential blockbuster bout between Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy turned instead into a technical knockout as the American clinched an empha…

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Home hero Rory McIlroy shows his class even as Open dream slips away

The Irishman could not make amends for his nightmare start but his magic and mistakes gripped Portrush until his final shotIt might have been the best losing 65 in Open history, a piece of Rory McIlroy theatre in front of his own people that nobody wil…

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Rory McIlroy finds one of his very best rounds not enough to survive in Open

The home favourite was roared on by the crowd but his 65 was not enough to repair the damage he inflicted in the first roundA most bittersweet moment this and, when it was over, Rory McIlroy almost seemed unsure whether it had been a victory or defeat….

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Rory McIlroy finds one of his very best rounds not enough to survive in Open

The home favourite was roared on by the crowd but his 65 was not enough to repair the damage he inflicted in the first roundA most bittersweet moment this and, when it was over, Rory McIlroy almost seemed unsure whether it had been a victory or defeat….

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Rory McIlroy’s Open fightback falls just short as Shane Lowry takes share of lead

• McIlroy misses the cut by one shot after brilliant round of 65• JB Holmes and Lowry head halfway field on eight underAmid spine-tingling scenes, which began on Royal Portrush’s 1st tee and concluded with a standing ovation as Rory McIlroy waved goodb…

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‘What else can go wrong?’: Rory McIlroy after nightmare Open start – video

Rory McIlroy says his nightmare start to the Open settled him down because he thought things couldn’t get any worse.McIlroy dropped four shots on the first hole and three at the last as his Open bid started in nightmare-fashion. The 2014 winner hi…

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JB Holmes hits the front at the Open amid agony for home hero Rory McIlroy

• Holmes leads from Lowry with a string of big names well placed• Rory McIlroy reeling from nightmare round of 79“I don’t feel like I’m the centre of attention,” insisted Rory McIlroy before a ball was struck in this, the 148th Open Championship. Well,…

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Rory McIlroy’s talk of resilience cannot disguise horrible Open choke | Andy Bull

At 10 past 10 the Northern Irishman was 8-1 favourite for the Open, 10 minutes later he was a 33-1 outsider scrambling to make the cutLife comes at you fast on the links, where fortunes change as quickly as the weather. At 10 past 10, Rory McIlroy walk…

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Rory McIlroy keeps focus on bigger picture before Open homecoming

McIlroy will contest The Open at childhood course Royal Portrush, but is keen to emphasise the wider context of a major being played in Northern IrelandWhen Rory McIlroy says he is treating this like any other Open Championship it is not really clear w…