Stories tagged: Rory McIlroy
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 8 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 9:52 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016, 6:45 P.M.
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 …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016, 7:45 P.M.
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 …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 10:03 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 11:22 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, 10:59 P.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 7:22 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 9:04 P.M.
Phil Mickelson shines in wind and rain, keeps British Open lead
Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn’t need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and already had stretched his lead. Henrik Stenson opened the …
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 8:33 P.M.
Rory McIlroy still believes he deserves spot among Fab Four
Rory McIlroy still considers himself a full-fledged member of the Fab Four.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016, 7:13 P.M.
Oakmont returns U.S. Open reputation as toughest test
Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont. At least the U.S. Open that he grew up watching
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 11:10 P.M.
Jordan Spieth picks up where he left off at Masters
Jordan Spieth is off to another great start in the Masters because of the way he finished.
MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016, 9:13 P.M.
AP source: McIlroy and Fowler set for primetime match
For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live – under the lights.
TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2015
Rory McIlroy declares himself ready to go for PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy says he’s 100 percent and that all parts of his game appear to be in order. He was talking about golf for the PGA Championship — not his …
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open
The photo Rory McIlroy posted to Instagram on Wednesday shows his feet up, a black air cast around his left ankle, as he watches Wimbledon on television. The claret jug …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
Rory McIlroy not alone in golf in finding hazards off the course
Rory McIlroy’s ankle injury heading into the final two majors of the year raises questions about which hobbies star athletes should avoid. It also brings to mind an entertaining conversation …
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
Soccer sidelines Rory
Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf’s No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week …
MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015
Players continue to bay at Bay’s greens
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Chambers Bay let up a bit on the players Sunday, but the players didn’t let up on their criticism of Chambers Bay. After missing a 7-foot …
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015, 9:12 P.M.
Players continue to complain about Chambers Bay
Chambers Bay let up a bit on the players Sunday, but the players didn’t let up on their criticism of Chambers Bay.
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
U.S. Open notes: Chambers Bay greens have given Rory McIlroy fits
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight strokes at Congressional but he hasn’t had much success in six other Opens, including the 115th edition …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015, 2:39 P.M.
U.S. Open: Chambers Bay tough to figure
It’s a bomber’s paradise, demanding length so players can exercise control with high irons into massive, undulating greens, according to Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. It’s a huge advantage to …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy relishes expectations; Tiger Woods sees Chambers’ challenges
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, drew a standing-room only crowd Tuesday to the media interview room. No. 195 Tiger Woods drew …
MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
McIlroy blazes to record victory
Rory McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a seven-shot victory Sunday over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers. The top-ranked McIlory …
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
McIlroy asserts himself with Match Play title
Rory McIlroy didn’t need another comeback to win the Match Play Championship. Three times in the last three days, McIlroy had to rally to reach the championship match Sunday at …
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
Jordan Spieth has 64 for best opening round at Masters in 19 years
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking. In the …
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015, 6:38 P.M.
Jordan Spieth has 64 for best opening round at Masters in 19 years
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
Rory McIlroy rules on a PGA Tour where talent runs deep
ORLANDO, Fla. – The PGA Tour hasn’t seen this kind of parity in two decades. Jordan Spieth won the Valspar Championship last week at Innisbrook to become the 18th winner …
MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
Returned to owner
Donald Trump made sure Rory McIlroy had all 14 clubs in the bag for his final round at the Cadillac Championship in Doral, Florida. Adding yet another day of publicity …
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
McIlroy splashes a club
Rory McIlroy rotated his hips, transferred his weight and delivered another moment that golf fans won’t soon forget. Except that it wasn’t a shot he hit. It was a club …
MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015
Koepka captures first title on tour
Brooks Koepka rolled in a 50-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the 15th hole and closed with a 5-under 66 on Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona, to win the Phoenix …