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Rory McIlroy’s salvage operation falls just short at British Open

Rory McIlroy fell just short in his quest to make the cut at the British Open at Royal Portrush. The Northern Irishman produced a 6-under 65 that will live long …


Tim Dahlberg: Rory McIlroy fizzles in home Open debut

A day Rory McIlroy had been anticipating for so long came apart almost before it began. A dreaded snowman on the first hole, a triple on the last and McIlroy …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Rory McIlroy knows this is not just another British Open

Rory McIlroy wants to treat this week just like any other British Open. He also knows better. The 148th Open is the first in his native Northern Ireland in 68 …


Francesco Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

Golf’s oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth spend day in neutral at U.S. Open

For three of golf’s biggest names with seven major titles between them, Moving Day at the U.S. Open came and went with barely a ripple.


Rory McIlroy overcomes mini meltdown to stay close at US Open

Rory McIlroy is sticking around for the weekend at the U.S. Open for a change. After missing the cut the past three years, McIlroy is firmly in the mix at …


After rescuing putter, Rory McIlroy looks for U.S. Open title

Rory McIlroy arrived at Pebble Beach with an extra wedge in his bag and an extra bounce in his step. He also brought the putter he used to shoot 61 …


Golf capsules: Rory McIlroy dominates in Canada; Lexi Thompson rallies to win in N.J.

Rory McIlroy ran away with the Canadian Open, closing with a 9-under 61 on Sunday for a seven-shot victory in Ancaster, Ontario.


Joel Dahmen-Geno Bonnalie combination produces laughs, memories and success on PGA Tour

No official stats track the pro-caddie tandem having the most fun on and off the PGA Tour, but Joel Dahmen and Geno Bonnalie might be leaders in the clubhouse.


Rory McIlroy’s rally on second 9 saves him for weekend at PGA

Rory McIlroy appeared headed for a flight back to Florida when he stood at 7 over par with six holes left in the second round of the PGA Championship. Some …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 1:54 p.m.

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

Rory McIlroy will likely play in the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision two days before the start of the PGA Championship at …


Rory McIlroy positioned for run at third Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy was in position to become the first three-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy celebrated his 30th birthday Saturday with a 3-under 68 to pull within two …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Jordan Spieth hopeful Masters memories can help him end slump

Tiger Woods is a winner again, making him more appealing at the Masters. Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite. This is good news for Jordan Spieth, who feels as though …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Rory McIlroy juggling mind and game in Masters quest

Rory McIlroy feels as prepared as ever for the Masters. He is spending more time with his nose in a book than with his hands on a putter.



Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship

Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Rory McIlroy opens with 63 as Tiger Woods struggles in Mexico debut

Rory McIlroy nearly made a hole-in-one on the same short par 4 where Tiger Woods hit his first competitive shot in Mexico out-of-bounds. McIlroy kept right on rolling to an …


Golf notes: Rory McIlroy launches program for fans who love to play

Rory McIlroy can’t imagine what his life would be like without golf, and now he wants to cultivate his joy of the game with as many people as possible through …


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 …