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Xander Schauffele steals show in second round of BMW Championship

Xander Schauffele has a 6-under 64 for the lowest 36-hole score of his career and a two-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship. Tiger Woods went from …


British Open notebook: Rory McIlroy loses ground with tough finish at British Open

Rory McIlroy pledged to “go down swinging” in his bid to win a major for the first time in four years. He might have to swing for the fences after …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

British Open at Carnoustie presents tough test with no clear answers

The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that blows off the North Sea across …


Rory McIlroy saved from ‘sea of pink’ in chase for Masters

It’s not often a golfer describes the lie of his golf ball as “a sea of pink.”


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Patrick Reed builds 3-shot lead over Rory McIlroy at Masters

Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy meet again, this time for a green jacket instead of a gold Ryder Cup trophy. Reed seized control of the Masters on a wet day …


Rory McIlroy ready to seize history with a Masters title

Rory McIlroy is feeling good about his game as he returns to the Masters. It looked like he would win his first major title at Augusta National in 2011. Now, …


The last roars are for Rory McIlroy at Bay Hill

The connection Rory McIlroy had with Arnold Palmer was strong even before he delivered a Sunday charge that would have made the King proud.


Doug Ferguson: Rory McIlroy’s outlook on golf matches weather at Pebble

Rory McIlroy now gets to sample the PGA Tour’s version of a golf tournament set to a social setting. McIlroy is making his debut in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, …


Rory McIlroy’s expectations on the rise ahead of Dubai tournament

Rory McIlroy’s expectations are on the rise. The 28-year-old Northern Irishman ended his injury-plagued 2017 season early but he shot 18-under last week and finished only four shots behind champion …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Rory McIlroy 1 shot behind leaders Ross Fisher, Thomas Pieters in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy fired a 7-under 65 Saturday in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to sit one shot behind leaders Ross Fisher and Thomas Pieters.


Rory McIlroy feeling right at home at Quail Hollow for the PGA

Jordan Spieth is going for a career Grand Slam at the PGA Championship and doesn’t appear to have a care in the world. Rory McIlroy hasn’t won a major in …


Rory McIlroy to use best friend as caddie for at least 2 weeks

Rory McIlroy says he got rid of a caddie so that he could keep a friend. McIlroy parted ways with J.P. Fitzgerald after the British Open and will use his …


Leader Jordan Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty second day at British Open

With a short game as sharp as it has been all year, and a 3-wood that turned out a lot better than it looked and led to an eagle, Jordan …


Former No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy hopes to catch his wave at British Open

Just three years ago, Rory McIlroy was the best player in the world without a trace of argument.


Top 3 miss U.S. Open cut, leaving four leaders who are without a major win

The four players tied for the lead – Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood – created the largest 36-hole logjam in 43 years at the U.S. Open. …


Rory McIlroy dealing with sore back again

The TPC Sawgrass is already enough of a challenge. But Rory McIlroy is dealing with another dose of back pain at The Players Championship. He’ll have it tested at the …


Rory McIlroy returns with a wedding ring and new clubs in the bag

A ring on his finger. New clubs in his golf bag. If marriage and a new equipment deal were not enough for Rory McIlroy, he also was presented with his …


Rory McIlroy has gone and done it now

Rory McIlroy, championship golfer, now is Rory McIlroy, newly-wed husband. Talk about an unplayable lie.


Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia join four-way tie at the top in Masters

Rickie Fowler finally got to the top of the leaderboard in a major and didn’t have much of a view.


Ferguson: Rory McIlroy tries to catch up with the rest of golf’s stars

Even during his seven weeks away from competition, Rory McIlroy managed to stay relevant.


Rory McIlroy says a ‘possibility’ to see Tiger Woods at the Masters

Rory McIlroy says Tiger Woods was in a good place mentally when they had lunch last week. He says the next few weeks would go a long way in determining …


Rory McIlroy aiming to return from injury at WGC-Mexico in March

Rory McIlroy is targeting the Mexico Championship in March as his return from injury to tournament action. McIlroy aggravated a rib stress fracture while finishing runner-up at the SA Open …


Graeme Storm stays calm to lead Rory McIlroy by 3 shots at SA Open

Graeme Storm will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the SA Open as he bids for his first European Tour title in 10 years. The Englishman turned …


Rory McIlroy hurts his back, finishes round at SA Open

Rory McIlroy stayed close to the leaders at the SA Open on Friday despite hurting his back. The second-ranked Northern Irishman (68) made five birdies on the first six holes …


Europeans motivated by Davis Love’s comments

Davis Love III said he was only trying to illustrate why his U.S. team should play with more swagger in the Ryder Cup. His comments wound up providing plenty of …


Golf capsules: Rory McIlroy cashes in big-time at PGA Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it. McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship. Nearly two hours …


In brief: Venus Williams exits, but sister Serena moves on at U.S. Open

Venus Williams went from down and out to a point from victory, then back again. In the end, she couldn’t quite get past a woman a dozen years younger and …


Robert Streb shoots 63 to tie for lead at PGA Championship

In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA

A stale year for Jimmy Walker came to life Thursday in the PGA Championship when he saw putts drop and wound up leading a major for the first time in …


Rory McIlroy snaps 3-wood in two pieces at British Open

Rory McIlroy’s 3-wood already wasn’t in the best shape, so it had no chance when he chucked the club to the ground in frustration after a bad shot at the …