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Category: Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy ends 18-month wait with victory at Quail Hollow

Northern Irishman wins Wells Fargo ChampionshipMcIlroy’s last victory was in November 2019There’s something about Charlotte. When Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the 2010 Masters, he responded by winning what was then the Quail Hollow Championship. The …

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Rory McIlroy ends 18-month wait with victory at Quail Hollow

Northern Irishman wins Wells Fargo ChampionshipMcIlroy’s last victory was in November 2019There’s something about Charlotte. When Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the 2010 Masters, he responded by winning what was then the Quail Hollow Championship. The …

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‘A money grab’: Rory McIlroy denounces Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour

McIlroy says he is ‘very much against’ proposed new tourAmnesty warns of Saudi ‘sportswashing’ of human rights abusesRory McIlroy has led the backlash against a breakaway golf tour that has shot back to prominence two weeks after football’s European Su…

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‘A money grab’: Rory McIlroy denounces Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour

McIlroy says he is ‘very much against’ proposed new tourAmnesty warns of Saudi ‘sportswashing’ of human rights abusesRory McIlroy has led the backlash against a breakaway golf tour that has shot back to prominence two weeks after football’s European Su…

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Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy among those to miss cut at Masters

Johnson fails to defend Augusta title he won in November‘I just didn’t putt very good. It’s pretty simple’, says world No 1The defending champion, Dustin Johnson, led a high-profile exodus from the 85th Masters, after the 36-hole cut fell at three over…

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‘He just needs some ice’: Rory McIlroy hits dad with wayward ball at Masters

‘I was trying to turn the ball off him,’ jokes McIlroyFour-times major winner recovers from tough start to make 76A smiling Rory McIlroy offered to “autograph a bag of frozen peas” for his father, Gerry, after striking him on the leg with an iron shot …

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Rory McIlroy says visit to injured Tiger Woods gave him new focus on majors

Woods was seriously injured in February car accidentMcIlroy says Woods’ playing priorities are a good exampleRory McIlroy says a visit to the injured Tiger Woods will help him place extra emphasis on major championship weeks. McIlroy begins his latest …

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Optimist Rory McIlroy hopes Masters can inspire return of old glories | Ewan Murray

His last major was in August 2014, he is in questionable form and has a new swing coach – but McIlroy knows AugustaIf he hadn’t seen such riches he could live with being poor. Any assessment of a run for Rory McIlroy without claiming a major championsh…

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Rory McIlroy: Chasing Bryson DeChambeau’s power has cost me

Northern Irishman misses cut at the Players ChampionshipLee Westwood leads by one shot after a second-round 66While Rory McIlroy’s struggles go on, Lee Westwood’s outstanding form continued. Just days after taking Bryson DeChambeau to the final hole at…

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‘It’s very hard’: Rory McIlroy starts Players Championship with erratic 79

‘It wasn’t a good day,’ says defending champion at SawgrassMcIlroy’s playing partner Sergio García leads on seven underEven more alarming than an opening round of 79 for Rory McIlroy at the Players Championship was the Northern Irishman’s ominous asses…

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Rory McIlroy and fellow golfers play in red and black to honour Tiger Woods

15-time major champion was severely injured in car crashWoods traditionally wore outfit on final day of tournamentsA host of the world’s best golfers paid tribute to Tiger Woods on Sunday after he was badly injured in a car crash earlier this week. Woo…

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McIlroy says Woods can ‘still affect golf in a great way’ if car crash ends career

Woods remains in LA hospital with serious leg injuries ‘Be grateful that he’s here, that he’s alive,’ says McIlroyAs the golf world faces the possibility that Tiger Woods will never return in competitive form after the serious car crash that left the 1…

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Tyrrell Hatton sees off Rory McIlroy to win Abu Dhabi Championship

Englishman wins title by four from one shot behindNorthern Irishman slips to third behind Jason ScrivenerA day in the desert supposedly set up to endorse Rory McIlroy’s chances of claiming an elusive Green Jacket at Augusta National in 11 weeks’ time i…

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Rory McIlroy leads the way in bid to end wait for Abu Dhabi Championship

McIlroy leads by one shot going into final roundHatton the main challenger, with Fleetwood at 11 underEighteen holes stand between Rory McIlroy and the perfect new year statement of intent, as he bids for victory at the Abu Dhabi Championship at long l…

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Tyrrell Hatton inspired as he makes huge strides towards Abu Dhabi title

Englishman five shots ahead of early leader Rory McIlroyHatton five under for 13 holes after fog delayThe Abu Dhabi Championship has afforded us a fresh interpretation of the desert swing. Whereas Thursday belonged to Rory McIlroy, courtesy of a superb…

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Rory McIlroy enjoys greens to take lead in Abu Dhabi as Thomas struggles

McIlroy shoots eight under par 64 on first day‘It was a lovely way to start the year’This was one way for Rory McIlroy to divert unwanted attention away from his good friend Justin Thomas. Whereas pre-tournament discussion at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Champio…

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McIlroy ‘relaxed’ and ready to attack elusive Masters from the shadows

Four-time major winner content to be out of spotlight‘He’s playing beautifully,’ says Mickelson after practiceNo headlines, no problem. If Rory McIlroy as a forgotten man seems bizarre ahead of this – or any – Masters, the Northern Irishman has no desi…

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McIlroy: DeChambeau is the ‘opposite of what US Open champion does’ – video

Bryson DeChambeau collected his first major championship in his own unique style, securing US Open victory at Winged Foot, New York. DeChambeau finished six under, with a half-dozen stroke victory over Matthew Wolff. DeChambeau’s style has been a big t…

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‘A good start’: McIlroy happy with 67 behind US Open leader Justin Thomas

Northern Irishman begins bid for title at three under parThomas hits fine 65; Tiger Woods struggles to a 73When swaggering towards victory at the Open Championship of 2014, Rory McIlroy teased observers with news that he was focusing only on two words …

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Rory McIlroy dreams of ending six-year wait at ‘hard but fair’ US Open

Start of congested spell gives new father a prime opportunity to land first major since 2014 at Winged FootWe have learned a lot about Rory McIlroy in the past six years. The pursuit of digital minimalism, a passion for Ryan Holiday books and irritatio…