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Category: Rory McIlroy

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Francesco Molinari: ‘It doesn’t mean anything if you don’t win the Cup’ – video

Europe’s victorious captain, Thomas Bjørn, hailed ‘the best team room I’ve ever been in’ as he reflected on Europe’s 17½-10½ triumph in the Ryder Cup. Fittingly, it was the Open champion, Francesco Molinari, who secured the winning point and became the…

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Rory McIlroy’s heavyweight pillow fight goes the full distance | Andy Bull

The Irishman took on his friend and neighbour Justin Thomas in an opening singles match that turned into an epicRory McIlroy’s Ryder Cup ended with a concession. On the 18th fairway he took one last desperate swing, a final, futile attempt to win the p…

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Ian Poulter lifts Rory McIlroy out of the shadows to brighten Europe hopes | Kevin Mitchell

The Northern Irishman did not look himself in a birdie-less fourballs defeat but, like his team, found his form in the afternoon to devastating effect on day oneIt was not Rory McIlroy’s morning. But it most decidedly was his afternoon. And, after the …

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Team Europe and USA golfers preview ‘special’ Ryder Cup contest – video

The 42nd Ryder Cup begins on Friday at Le Golf National with Team USA looking to claim their first victory on European soil in 25 years. Europe’s squad is heavy with new faces while the United States have an even mix following wildcard picks …

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Rory McIlroy: ‘My proudest moments are majors; my best experiences are Ryder Cups’

The Northern Irishman will tee off in his fifth Ryder Cup on Friday and having tasted defeat for the first time two years ago he is desperate to be back on the winning sideRory McIlroy; the Ryder Cup years. It is difficult to know where to start. Even …

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Tiger Woods claims Tour Championship for first victory in five years

• Woods wins at East Lake by two shots from Billy Horschel• Justin Rose wins $10m FedEx Cup play-offs prizeTiger Woods wins a golf tournament. Half a dozen words once uttered with seamless regularity had vanished from golf’s vernacular amid years of pe…

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Tiger Woods one round from first win in five years after 65 at East Lake

• Woods takes three-shot lead into Tour Championship finale• Rose and McIlroy leading the charge from the 30-man fieldThe moment the golf world has been waiting for – not long after it collectively doubted it could ever happen – is tantalisingly close….

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Gary Woodland leads Rickie Fowler after Tiger Woods fightback at US PGA

• Woodland surprise leader by one shot after shooting 64• Woods ends with level-par 70 after poor startAs Rickie Fowler delivered his latest statement of major championship intent Tiger Woods provided a reminder of the attribute that once made him so d…

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Rejuvenated Tiger Woods eyes Ryder Cup spot as he prepares for US PGA

• Former world No 1 has climbed to 20th in the rankings• Victory at Bellerive would seal automatic berth for FranceTiger Woods might feel “blessed”to have been permitted a renaissance but his ambitions remain clearly defined. Woods has aspirations of w…

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Rory McIlroy can defy doubters at US PGA Championship

Everything from his caddie to his demeanour has been criticised but this hides the fact that he’s been playing well leading up to the season’s final majorLight was fading badly the last time Rory McIlroy claimed a major. You do not have to scratch far …

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Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose fall two shots shy in quest for Open triumph | Mark Tallentire

McIlroy, Open winner in 2014, and Rose had ground to make up but were unable to keep bogey-free for long enoughRory McIlroy did not produce the round he envisaged he needed to get himself into contention for the Claret Jug, but with the most difficult …

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Francesco Molinari works magic to win the Open on thrilling final day

• Italian finishes with closing 69 to claim Claret Jug at Carnoustie• Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy fall away as Italian steams to winOpen championships at Carnoustie have developed an association with the grisly elements of golf. The last time the olde…

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McIlroy and Fleetwood disappointed but both remain in Open contention

Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood express mixed emotions as third-round highs and lows left both four shots off the leadOn a day the defending champion, Jordan Spieth, described as “about as benign as you’re going to get out here” after shooting 65 for …

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The Open 2018: third round – live!

Hole-by-hole coverage of Saturday’s play at CarnoustieOfficial leaderboard | Email Scott with your thoughtsFleetwood charges into contention with second-round 65Lyle signs off after 42nd consecutive Open 12.30pm BST Justin Rose needed a birdie up the n…

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Tommy Fleetwood’s superb round of 65 in the Open leaves him one off the pace

• Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner the leaders at six under• Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler both in striking distanceIt was almost as if the clouds summoned the stars. The impetus for this Open Championship arrived in the most unlikely of circumstances a…

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Pragmatic Rory McIlroy plays Open conditions to stay in contention

• World No 8 shoots second consecutive 69 at Carnoustie• ‘I was trying to be aggressive, I just couldn’t do it’Rory McIlroy virtually had the putting green to himself as he finished off the preparations for his second round, striding purposefully after…

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Rory McIlroy relives teenage kicks with freewheeling first round at Open | Andy Bull

The 2014 champion’s driving was wayward and putting erratic but he scrambled a two-under-par 69 and who knows what he will shoot if he actually plays well for 18 holes?Rory McIlroy got to the 1st tee just before 1pm, as the first few clouds of the day …

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Rory McIlroy relives teenage kicks with freewheeling first round at Open | Andy Bull

The 2014 champion’s driving was wayward and putting erratic but he scrambled a two-under-par 69 and who knows what he will shoot if he actually plays well for 18 holes?Rory McIlroy got to the 1st tee just before 1pm, as the first few clouds of the day …

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Rory McIlroy hopes teenage mindset will open path to ending drought | Andy Bull

Northern Irishman, without a major win since 2014, wants to recapture feeling of playing in his first Open at Carnoustie at 18A decade later it is the sound the shot made that stuck with Arron Oberholser. “A sound I’ll never forget,” he said this time …

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Rory McIlroy hopes teenage mindset will open path to ending drought | Andy Bull

Northern Irishman, without a major win since 2014, wants to recapture feeling of playing in his first Open at Carnoustie at 18A decade later it is the sound the shot made that stuck with Arron Oberholser. “A sound I’ll never forget,” he said this time …