Rory McIlroy in a class of his own in the desert
Rory McIlroy in a class of his own in the desert

 Rory McIlroy was in a class of his own on Saturday, seizing a four-shot lead with a six-under-par 66 after the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Rory McIlroy surges ahead in Dubai with flawless 64
Rory McIlroy surges ahead in Dubai with flawless 64

World number one Rory McIlroy stormed into a one-shot lead in the Dubai Desert Classic with a sparkling second-round 64 on Friday.

Rory McIlroy shoots 66 despite Dubai driving radar being off
Rory McIlroy shoots 66 despite Dubai driving radar being off

Rory McIlroy`s driving radar malfunctioned early in his opening round at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday but he showed why he is the world`s number one golfer by recovering to shoot a 66.

Rory McIlroy seeks Dubai win as Dublin court date looms
Rory McIlroy seeks Dubai win as Dublin court date looms

Rory McIlroy will appear in a Dublin court next week to resolve a multi-million dollar legal battle with his former agents, yet the world number one insists he is focused on golf as he returns to competitive action at the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday.

Gary Stal in shock win as Martin Kaymer collapses
Gary Stal in shock win as Martin Kaymer collapses

France`s world number 357 Gary Stal shocked the quality field at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Sunday when he won the $2.7 million tournament by one shot over world number one Rory McIlroy.

Rory McIlroy feels like punching himself after putting horrors
Rory McIlroy feels like punching himself after putting horrors

Rory McIlroy felt like punching himself after a dire performance with the putter in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Saturday which all but ended his hopes of starting 2015 with a title.

Ruthless Martin Kaymer closes on fourth Abu Dhabi title
Ruthless Martin Kaymer closes on fourth Abu Dhabi title

Martin Kaymer plundered seven birdies in a third-round 67 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, moving six strokes clear of Thomas Pieters as Rory McIlroy’s title bid floundered following a desperate day on the greens for the world number one.

Victor Dubuisson's birdie bonanza signals return to form
Victor Dubuisson's birdie bonanza signals return to form

Victor Dubuisson shot a flawless eight-under 64 in the third round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Saturday as the Frenchman appeared to have rediscovered his sparkling form of late 2014.

Rusty Rickie Fowler stays positive after Abu Dhabi toil
Rusty Rickie Fowler stays positive after Abu Dhabi toil

Rickie Fowler admitted he is struggling for rhythm after slumping to a third-round 73 at Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Saturday which left him among the tournament’s also-rans.

Anirban Lahiri, Jeev Milkha Singh make cut in Abu Dhabi
Anirban Lahiri, Jeev Milkha Singh make cut in Abu Dhabi

Anirban Lahiri, playing his first European Tour event as a full member, shot four-under 68 to make the cut in tied 29th place, while Jeev Milkha Singh carded one-over 73 in the second round to also make the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Open here on Saturday.

Hole in one Rory McIlroy digs deep again
Hole in one Rory McIlroy digs deep again

With yet another magical shot Rory McIlroy turned around his fortunes but still found himself two adrift of leader Martin Kaymer at the halfway stage of the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Friday.

Flawless Martin Kaymer tightens grip in Abu Dhabi
Flawless Martin Kaymer tightens grip in Abu Dhabi

Martin Kaymer tightened his grip on the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Friday, shooting a second-round 67 to move to 13 under par following a flawless morning in the desert.

Kapalua's elite formula under pressure to change
Kapalua's elite formula under pressure to change

For almost two decades, the PGA Tour`s opening event of the year has been held on the picturesque Hawaiian island of Maui with a winners-only field, an elite aspect tournament director Nancy Cross wants to retain.

Rickie Fowler says more Americans ready to try luck abroad
Rickie Fowler says more Americans ready to try luck abroad

Rickie Fowler, making his Middle East debut at the European Tour`s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship this week, expects more Americans to expand their horizons and compete abroad.

Rory McIlroy says he must improve from the tee to win in Abu Dhabi
Rory McIlroy says he must improve from the tee to win in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy said he must his improve his tee shots if he is to make a winning start to the year after carding an opening round 67 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Thursday.

Henrik Stenson vows to retain his fire in hunt for first major
Henrik Stenson vows to retain his fire in hunt for first major

Sweden`s Henrik Stenson has vowed to retain his fire as he seeks a career first major win in 2015 which would be more important to him than knocking Rory McIlroy off top spot in the rankings.

Rickie Fowler wants to be Rory McIlroy's equal
Rickie Fowler wants to be Rory McIlroy's equal

Rickie Fowler was golf’s nearly man in 2014 as Rory McIlroy re-established himself as the sport’s top player, but the American is confident last year’s consistency can help him challenge his friend and rival this season. 

Rory McIlroy on board for potential history making season​
Rory McIlroy on board for potential history making season​

Rory McIlroy’s goals for 2015 are tucked away in his back pocket, scribbled on a boarding pass during a flight from Dublin to Dubai, and the world number one will not look at them again until his season is over in December. 

Paul McGinley hopes Tiger Woods can go head-to-head with Rory McIlroy
Paul McGinley hopes Tiger Woods can go head-to-head with Rory McIlroy

The world of golf is looking for a player to step up to the plate and challenge Rory McIlroy for supremacy this year and that certain someone could be Tiger Woods, said Europe`s 2014 Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.

'Sweet Caroline' interruption proves awkward for McIlroy
'Sweet Caroline' interruption proves awkward for McIlroy

Rory McIlroy, the world`s number one golfer, experienced an awkward moment when he went to watch Ulster take on Connacht in a rugby match on Friday.