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Category: Rory McIlroy

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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 …

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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 takes heart from Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon triumph

• Northern Irishman is without a major victory in four years• ‘Golfers and tennis players try to win four tournaments’If Rory McIlroy needed any further incentive to win a second Open Championship, it was delivered by another sport. Novak Djokovic’s Wi…

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Padraig Harrington proves good value with first-round 68 in Irish Open

• Irishman makes nonsense of Open odds• Rory McIlroy signs for a 70How Padraig Harrington would revel in the disproving the old adage Bookmakers are never wrong. It would not be wise to utter such sentiment within earshot of the three-times major champ…

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Rory McIlroy aiming to roll back the years in hunt for major

• Last of McIlroy’s four major triumphs came in 2014• ‘I need to get back to playing the game like I was a teenager’Rory McIlroy has vowed to summon the spirit of his youth as he seeks a return to winning ways at major championships.The US PGA Champion…

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Rory McIlroy unfazed by Tiger Woods-led American challenge at US Open

• Woods revival will inspire compatriots says Northern Irishman• McIlroy suited to course and says, ‘I feel good about my game’As Tiger Woods continues his resurgence he has been credited with assisting his country’s own golf upswing. The US Open gets …

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Molinari sinks McIlroy in the PGA Championship and thinks Ryder Cup

• Italian clocks up fifth tour win and starts to ponder Paris• Northern Irishman fires a two-under 70 to Molinari’s 68No wonder Francesco Molinari is suddenly eyeing a Ryder Cup berth. No wonder Thomas Bjorn, Europe’s captain, would be delighted to hav…

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Wentworth fans struck by stray shots as Rory McIlroy loses outright lead

• ‘It’s never nice…when you see blood,’ says Northern Irishman• Francesco Molinari moves alongside McIlroy on 13 underSo much for the Rory McIlroy procession. On an afternoon when he was supposed to press home his superiority over the rest of the PGA…