McIlroy ousts Matsuyama at Match Play Championship

May 3, 2015

McIlroy ousts Matsuyama at Match Play Championship

Hideki Matsuyama failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Match Play Championship after losing to world No. 1 Rory McIlroy 6 and 5 on Saturday. “I was bad off the tee and that affected my irons,” Matsuyama said. “I couldn’t recover. With him taking ...

May 2, 2015

Matsuyama wins, will meet McIlroy

Hideki Matsuyama routed Kevin Na 5 and 4 on Friday to advance to a knockout-stage match against world No. 1 Rory McIlroy in the Match Play Championship. Matsuyama birdied the first hole and bogeyed his only hole of the round on the second to ...

Spieth leads Masters with 64

Apr 10, 2015

Spieth leads Masters with 64

Jordan Spieth pulled off the unthinkable Thursday. With the best opening round in 19 years, he managed to make the Masters about a lot more than the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the curious return of Tiger Woods. Spieth was must-see TV ...

Augusta favorites wary as Tiger lurks

Apr 8, 2015

Augusta favorites wary as Tiger lurks

Tiger Woods last won a major title in 2008 and hasn’t won the Masters in a decade, but top-ranked Rory McIlroy will be watching out for him this week all the same. The 79th Masters opens Thursday at Augusta National with McIlroy seeking his ...

Garcia takes control in second round

Sep 6, 2014

Garcia takes control in second round

Sergio Garcia hit great shots that led to eagle, birdie and par Friday. They carried him to a 6-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship on ever-changing Cherry Hills. Garcia holed out from a greenside bunker ...

McIlroy wants to ride incredible run into FedEX Cup race

Aug 21, 2014

McIlroy wants to ride incredible run into FedEX Cup race

The last player to win back-to-back majors in the same season didn’t even make it to the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake. “That’s not going to happen,” said Rory McIlroy, with a smile. He’s correct, based on simple math. Padraig Harrington won the ...

McIlroy conquers Valhalla

Aug 11, 2014

McIlroy conquers Valhalla

The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship. On a back nine filled with clutch shots and as much tension as a major can provide, McIlroy emerged from a four-man race to outlast ...

Mickelson climbs into contention for PGA Championship title

Aug 10, 2014

Mickelson climbs into contention for PGA Championship title

Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes Saturday to put himself in contention for his sixth major title, shooting a 4-under 67 that left him three shots behind leader Rory McIlroy at the PGA Championship. He’ll play in the next-to-last group on ...

McIlroy surges to lead at PGA

Aug 9, 2014

McIlroy surges to lead at PGA

Rory McIlroy is making this PGA Championship feel like 2000 all over again at Valhalla. Back then, it was Tiger Woods who was making the game look easy as he started to pile up majors. Now it’s McIlroy, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland who ...

Westwood tied for PGA lead

Aug 8, 2014

Westwood tied for PGA lead

Lee Westwood stormed into a share of the PGA Championship lead with five birdies in his last six holes on Thursday as four-times winner Tiger Woods ended the opening round a distant nine shots off the pace. Westwood, long regarded as one of the ...

McIlroy beats Garcia, reclaims top ranking

Aug 4, 2014

McIlroy beats Garcia, reclaims top ranking

Rory McIlroy rallied from a three-shot deficit to win the Bridgestone Invitational and return to No. 1 in the world. In his first start since a wire-to-wire win in the British Open, McIlroy picked up his first World Golf Championship title at Firestone. And ...