Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy wants golf to be more racially diverse

Rory McIlroy wants to see greater racial diversity in golf and hopes the recent protests across the world against police brutality towards black people will lead to lasting change in society.

Jun 11, 2020, 10:41 AM IST

Golfer Rory McIlroy to play first three PGA Tour events when season resumes

World number one Rory McIlroy says he is planning to play in the PGA Tour`s first three tournaments when the season resumes next month after the COVID-19 disruption.

May 14, 2020, 13:54 PM IST

Players must play, crowd or no crowd: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen

The spread of novel coronavirus has brought sport across the world to a standstill and Pietersen thinks every effort should be made to resume professional cricket as soon as it is safe to do so.

May 11, 2020, 09:31 AM IST

Rory McIlroy questions staggered scoring at Tour Championship

The PGA Tour has instigated the scoring system, based on accumulated points, so that top seed Justin Thomas starts the event at 10 under par, with the second seed at eight under, and so on, down to even par for the 26th-to-30th ranked players in the elite field.

Aug 22, 2019, 07:34 AM IST

Emotional Rory McIlroy proud of British Open fightback, despite missing cut

It was always going to be tough after his opening 79 for McIlroy, but he rode a wave of emotion that swept across the links, and almost did enough to advance to the weekend with a six-under-par 65 that matched the best round of the tournament.

Jul 20, 2019, 17:09 PM IST

British Open: Rory McIlroy's shocking start all too predictable

McIlroy`s eight-over-par 79 included a quadruple-bogey at the first hole at Royal Portrush in McIlroy`s home country.

Jul 19, 2019, 09:10 AM IST

British Open: Rory McIlroy hopes to attack Royal Portrush with driver

The par-71 Portrush measures a whisker over 7,300 yards, though links courses generally play shorter than their yardages due to firm fairways that afford plenty of roll.

Jul 15, 2019, 17:01 PM IST

Players Championship: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri misses cut as Europeans dominate leaderboard

Lahiri registered a tally of 76 in the third round and was tied 74th before exiting after the third round. The cut now leaves 73 players for the final round.

Mar 17, 2019, 10:02 AM IST

Players Championship: Golfer Rory McIlroy ties with Tommy Fleetwood for 3-stroke halfway lead

McIlroy eagled the par-five 16th and added a birdie for good measure at the par-three 17th for a second-round seven-under-par 65 at TPC Sawgrass.

Mar 16, 2019, 08:41 AM IST

Tiger Woods in a tight spot after disastrous quadruple bogey

Woods was sailing along smoothly, within striking distance of the lead, when he arrived at the 146-yard par-three hole with its distinctive island green.

Mar 16, 2019, 07:17 AM IST

Tommy Fleetwood grabs clubhouse lead in 1st round of Players Championship

The Englishman piled up six birdies on the more difficult front nine to set a cracking pace with a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Mar 15, 2019, 07:22 AM IST

Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational due to neck strain

Woods, who returned to competition last season after a lengthy recovery from spinal fusion surgery, said he had been dealing with the strain for a few weeks. 

Mar 05, 2019, 11:54 AM IST

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy toil but finish within striking distance

Tiger Woods teased his fans with a hot start to his second round at the Bridgestone Invitational on Friday but could not maintain the run in a slightly disappointing day at a venue he has all but owned.

Aug 04, 2018, 14:55 PM IST

Francesco Molinari wins PGA Championship as Rory McIlroy fades

Italian Francesco Molinari won the PGA Championship title at Wentworth on Sunday as Rory McIlroy faded in the final round to miss out on the chance of victory in the European Tour`s flagship tournament for the second time.

May 28, 2018, 18:09 PM IST

Rory McIlroy's brilliance drives rivals to distraction at PGA Championship

Northern Irish golf star Rory McIlroy played such a sublime second round of golf at the PGA Championship that he had defending champion Alex Noren quipping about early retirement.

May 26, 2018, 19:16 PM IST

Putting woes leave Tiger Woods six behind first-round leader John Peterson

On a day when two-times Wells Fargo winner Rory McIlroy started with a smooth three-under-par 68, Peterson made consecutive eagles for a sizzling 65 at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. 

May 04, 2018, 10:32 AM IST

Rory McIlroy leads with Matt Kuchar in second round of Augusta National

Seventh-ranked McIlroy answered an opening three-putt bogey with birdies at the par-5 second and par-4 third to stand on 4-under with Kuchar, who opened with four pars.

Apr 06, 2018, 21:49 PM IST

McIlroy starts well at Augusta as other favourites struggle

The past 12 champions at the U.S. Masters have all shot 71 or better in the first round, which is good news for Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, not so much for some of the other favourites.

Apr 06, 2018, 08:23 AM IST

Augusta Masters: Five golfers to watch

Five players to watch at the 82nd Masters, which begins Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club.

Apr 04, 2018, 22:08 PM IST

Golf: With Tiger Woods's return, Masters will be more than a one-man show

Woods will attract the most attention, at least for the first two rounds, but Justin Thomas, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy loom as the players to beat among the many who are peaking at just the right time.

Apr 03, 2018, 10:23 AM IST