McIlroy wins British Open

Jul 21, 2014

McIlroy wins British Open

Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. In the record book, he is listed behind Jack ...

McIlroy moves 6 shots ahead

Jul 20, 2014

McIlroy moves 6 shots ahead

Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at ...

McIlroy takes charge at Open

Jul 19, 2014

McIlroy takes charge at Open

Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his commanding performance Friday at the British Open. ...

McIlroy takes British Open lead with 66; Tiger 3 back

Jul 18, 2014

McIlroy takes British Open lead with 66; Tiger 3 back

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday at the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys ...

Henley wins playoff; Tiger pulls out

Mar 3, 2014

Henley wins playoff; Tiger pulls out

Russell Henley chipped in for birdie and then hit into the water on his next shot for double bogey. He watched Rory McIlroy throw away a lead with a double bogey and a bogey, only to stand over a 12-foot eagle putt on the ...

McIlroy retains lead; Tiger fires 65

Mar 2, 2014

McIlroy retains lead; Tiger fires 65

Rory McIlroy did just enough to keep the lead in the Honda Classic with a 1-under 69, giving him a two-shot lead on Saturday and a chance to win on the U.S. PGA Tour for the first time in 18 months. McIlroy avoided a ...

McIlroy takes initiative in Honda first round

Feb 28, 2014

McIlroy takes initiative in Honda first round

On the course where Rory McIlroy first rose to No. 1, he looked as if he might be headed in that direction again on Thursday. McIlroy swung freely and walked briskly on his way to a 7-under 63, with birdies on the last two ...

Feb 1, 2014

McIlroy leads in Dubai

Golf Rory McIlroy hit wedge into 5 feet for birdie on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 to regain the outright lead in the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. The chief challenge for McIlroy came from an American — but it wasn’t Tiger ...

McIlroy out to early lead in Dubai

Jan 31, 2014

McIlroy out to early lead in Dubai

Rory McIlroy took another step toward regaining his form Thursday with his lowest score in more than three years, a 9-under 63 while playing with Tiger Woods to take a two-shot lead in the Dubai Desert Classic. McIlroy played bogey-free in ideal scoring conditions ...