What a difference a year makes for Rory McIlroy
What a difference a year makes for Rory McIlroy

Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and grey and sitting in his rocking chair, Rory McIlroy will look back at 2014 as the year he became a true golfing great.

Rory McIlroy continues to dominate world golf rankings despite recent loses
Rory McIlroy continues to dominate world golf rankings despite recent loses

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy continues to lead the world rankings despite losing in the Australia Open and the Sunshine Tour's Lion of Africa Cape Town Open.

Rory McIlroy has Georgia on his mind Down Under
Rory McIlroy has Georgia on his mind Down Under

World number one Rory McIlroy is back to defend his Australian Open title in the city where he kickstarted his career last year but admitted on Wednesday that the next U.S. Masters is never far from his mind.The reigning British Open and U.S. PGA Championship title holder could win a third straight major if he secures the green jacket at Augusta in April and said he was thinking about it "every day".

Treble-chasing Adam Scott targets Masters not Rory McIlroy
Treble-chasing Adam Scott targets Masters not Rory McIlroy

Adam Scott said Wednesday he was putting aside thoughts of next week`s showdown with world number one Rory McIlroy as he chases a third straight win in this week`s Australian Masters.

Money-list triumph is truly special, says Rory McIlroy
Money-list triumph is truly special, says Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy capped the best season of his career by adding the European Tour`s money-list title on Sunday to his two major championship victories.

Rory McIlroy wants to win Dunhill Links Championship for Dad
Rory McIlroy wants to win Dunhill Links Championship for Dad

Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy hopes to cap an already stellar year by marking his father`s 55th birthday on Sunday with victory in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Rory McIlroy claims PGA of America's player of year honours
Rory McIlroy claims PGA of America's player of year honours

Rory McIlroy won recognition for his stellar campaign on Tuesday when he was named winner of the 2013-14 PGA of America Player of the Year award and the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average.

Walker Cup rivals Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy go head-to-head at East Lake
Walker Cup rivals Billy Horschel, Rory McIlroy go head-to-head at East Lake

Seven years after being fierce rivals at the Walker Cup, Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy will play together in Saturday`s third round of the Tour Championship where playoff honours and a staggering $10 million bonus are on the line.

Rory McIlroy has sights set on capping banner year in style
Rory McIlroy has sights set on capping banner year in style

World number one Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday that he will be "disappointed" unless he can cap his banner year by capturing FedExCup honours and the eye-popping $10 million bonus given to the playoff winner.

Rory McIlroy targets Hunter Mahan's top spot at Deutsche Bank
Rory McIlroy targets Hunter Mahan's top spot at Deutsche Bank

In-form Rory McIlroy has set his sights on dislodging Hunter Mahan from the top of the FedExCup standings after this week`s Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts on a course he says is ideally suited to his game.

Rory McIlroy struggles in opening round at The Barclays

Rory McIlroy`s bid for a career first FedExCup title got off to a rocky start on Thursday as he shot a three-over par 74 in the first round at The Barclays, the opening tournament of the four-event playoffs.

Bo Van Pelt leads Barclays` logjam, Rory McIlroy struggles

Bo Van Pelt chipped in for eagle at the par-five 17th hole for a 65 that pushed him past a crowd of eight players and into the first-round lead at The Barclays on a Thursday when Rory McIlroy played poorly.

``No green jacket for you``, a teasing Tiger Woods tells Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy, the hottest golfer on the planet, is not thinking about taking the torch from Tiger Woods as the sport`s next dominant player, but the easy-going Northern Irishman says he has already sparred with Woods over a potential rivalry.

Is Rory McIlroy`s dominance ushering in a ``Rory era``?

Talk of the `Tiger era` being replaced by a `Rory era` escalated after Rory McIlroy thrust himself into golf`s pantheon of greats by clinching his fourth major title at the 96th PGA Championship on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy chases history at Valhalla with foes in hot pursuit

Rory McIlroy was chasing more golf history as the third round of the PGA Championship teed off Saturday with the world number one leading by a stroke at Valhalla.

Patience a virtue for Rory McIlroy in Masters sunshine

Three years after suffering a final-round meltdown at the Masters, Rory McIlroy got back into contention for the year`s opening major with an impressive display of patience and grinding golf on Thursday.

McIlroy looks to WGC-Cadillac after Honda crash

Rory McIlroy did not head back to the drawing board after his final round back nine meltdown at the Honda Classic but the Northern Irishman did find time for a refresher course ahead of this week`s WGC-Cadillac Championship.

McIroy says he has head right this time

What a difference a year has made for Rory McIlroy, who 12 months ago tarnished his reputation by quitting during the second round of the PGA Tour`s Honda Classic.

McIlroy back for ``unfinished business`` at Honda Classic

One of Rory McIlroy`s lowest points during a frustrating 2013 campaign came at the Honda Classic in Florida but the Northern Irishman is looking forward to returning to "one of my favourite events" for this year`s edition.

McIlroy and McGinley support Irish Open move

World number seven Rory McIlroy and Europe`s Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley have backed the decision to move the Irish Open from Carton House in County Kildare to Fota Island.