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McIlroy solidifies his stature as next great star with PGA victory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rory McIlroy stood over a 10-inch putt in gathering darkness to win the PGA Championship as flashes from thousands of cameras lit up Valhalla like a rock …


Boy Wonder has narrow lead at PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his fist, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in …


McIlroy maintains lead at PGA, but not by much

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his fist, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.


Rory McIlroy in a familiar spot in final major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rory McIlroy tracked the flight of his drive as long as he could against the rain clouds over Valhalla on Friday, not quite sure where it landed. …


Tiger Woods struggles to 74; Rory McIlroy charges at PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Maybe Tiger Woods should have stayed at home. Looking much like a guy who could barely bend over last weekend, Woods sprayed shots all over Valhalla and …


Golf roundup: Rory McIlroy wins and returns to No. 1

From the links of Britain to the parkland of America, Rory McIlroy is on top of the world again. In his first start since a wire-to-wire win at the British …


Rickie Fowler faces Rory McIlroy again in final group at Open

HOYLAKE, England – From the time they faced each other in the Walker Cup, a couple of 18-year-olds with the world at their feet, Rickie Fowler figured he’d go at …


McIlroy fires second straight 66, in command at Open

HOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway. As …


In brief: Paul Casey surges, Rory McIlroy tumbles at the Memorial

Golf: Paul Casey expected to be chasing someone at the Memorial on Friday, figuring it would be Rory McIlroy. After two holes, Casey had the lead to himself at Muirfield …


In brief: McIlroy recovers to claim one-shot lead at Honda Classic

Golf: Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for a …


McIlroy announces engagement to Wozniacki

Rory McIlroy is claiming his first win of the new year – his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. One of the top power couples in sports announced their engagement …


McIlroy whips Woods

Rory McIlroy won for the first time this year – even if it was an 18-hole exhibition against Tiger Woods. McIlroy (pictured) made four birdies and an eagle over the …


Furyk has lead heading to final round of PGA

The final moments Saturday at Oak Hill brought out more emotion as big putts kept falling in the PGA Championship, with one big difference.


PGA Notebook: Overton tweets his bitterness about missing PGA

Jeff Overton ended up being first alternate at the PGA Championship. It was the first time since 2008 that he did not play in the final major of the year, …


He’s back? McIlroy shoots 67 at PGA, 6 behind

Rory McIlroy’s chip for birdie on No. 18 dropped into the hole, and he dropped to a crouch with a fierce fist pump.


McIlroy struggles to find his game after first-round 79

GULLANE, Scotland – Rory McIlroy was ready to get some help after a fat 42 on the back nine almost surely put him out of contention in the British Open …


Golf commentary: Rory McIlroy still sees the big picture

HUMBLE, Texas – When the scrutiny becomes suffocating, it’s a good time for Rory McIlroy to get as far away as he can. So he went to a practice range …


Commentary: McIlroy’s problems more likely between the ears

In any other sport it wouldn’t be an issue. LeBron James isn’t going to forget how to dunk, and Roger Federer won’t suddenly lose his forehand smash. Michael Phelps isn’t …


Woods, McIlroy out

Tiger Woods has missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship after being penalized two shots for wrongly thinking he had a free drop after his ball became entangled in …


McIlroy caps off historic season with win in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Rory McIlroy made five straight birdies down the stretch to overtake Justin Rose and win the Dubai World Championship on Sunday, ending a historic year …


Putting him on spot

Just when top-ranked Rory McIlroy (pictured) thought he had avoided the tough questions about his first round in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki turned up at the …


Furyk labels No. 1 McIlroy as ‘marked man’

Rory McIlroy is No. 1 in the world, and Jim Furyk says that makes him a marked man at the Ryder Cup. McIlroy (pictured right) has won three of his …


McIlroy runs off with win

CARMEL, Ind. – Rory McIlroy faced the strongest collection of contenders at any golf tournament this year Sunday at the BMW Championship. It was no contest.


Big start key for McIlroy

NORTON, Mass. – Rory McIlroy got the start he wanted Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, erasing a three-shot deficit in just five holes. The finish was hardly a masterpiece, …


Oosthuizen makes charge past McIlroy

Golf: Louis Oosthuizen ran off a flawless string of seven straight birdies Sunday to race by Rory McIlroy and take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Deutsche …


Ferguson: McIlroy lines up as Woods’ biggest challenge

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The next major is eight months away. The next showdown is nine days away. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are assured of being paired together next …


McIlroy wins, moves to No. 1

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rory McIlroy won the Honda Classic with a performance worthy of the new No. 1 player in golf. Right when it looked as though McIlroy …


Rory McIlroy captures hearts of fans

The true measure of Rory McIlroy’s exploding worldwide popularity might have been the statement issued recently by his management company on the status of his love life. “Rory McIlroy’s longtime …


Rory McIlroy could be next big thing in golf

BETHESDA, Md. – The lead was 10 following yet another birdie as Rory McIlroy walked off the fourth green and handed his Titleist to a tousle-haired teen watching from just …


Rory McIlroy breaks scoring record at U.S. Open, but past history keeps him humble

BETHESDA, Md. – In one of those can’t-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled …