Jun 24, 2016

McDowell rejects chance to replace McIlroy in Rio

Graeme McDowell rejected the chance to replace Rory McIlroy in the Irish Olympic team on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile golfer to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Games. While McIlroy cited concerns about the Zika virus, McDowell said he decided months ago ...

McIlroy opts out of Olympics over Zika concerns

Jun 22, 2016

McIlroy opts out of Olympics over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.” “After speaking with those closest to ...

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Jun 19, 2016

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy spent the days before the U.S. Open searching for his game. The world’s third-ranked player didn’t find it at Oakmont. McIlroy missed the cut on Saturday after posting a two-round total of 8-over 148, two clear of the cut line at 6 ...

Zika fears rife among Olympic-bound golfers

May 25, 2016

Zika fears rife among Olympic-bound golfers

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Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes. For now, there is only concern. Rory McIlroy was the latest player to say Zika was in the back of his mind. In an ...

Spieth gets off to strong start

Apr 8, 2016

Spieth gets off to strong start

Jordan Spieth is off to another great start in the Masters because of the way he finished. His two biggest rivals were left behind because they couldn’t. Spieth capped off the only bogey-free round in the wicked wind at Augusta National by making a ...

Miyazato finishes third after Kia final flourish

Mar 28, 2016

Miyazato finishes third after Kia final flourish

Ai Miyazato fired a sizzling final round of 6-under-par 66 to finish third at the Kia Classic on Sunday. The former world No. 1 started the day in 15th place but reeled off seven birdies against a lone bogey at the Aviara Golf Club ...

Mar 27, 2016

Day takes Spieth's No. 1 ranking

Jordan Spieth lost his match. Then he lost his No. 1 ranking. Jason Day assured a return to the top of the world ranking Saturday when he advanced to the semifinals of the Dell Match Play. His reward is to face Rory McIlroy, who ...

Fowler takes halfway lead at Honda Classic

Feb 27, 2016

Fowler takes halfway lead at Honda Classic

Rickie Fowler isn’t setting any course records at the Honda Classic. He’ll gladly settle for more great golf, and the 36-hole lead. Fowler got back to work last week in Florida after his big disappointment in the Phoenix Open and shot the course record ...

McIlroy, Fowler set for prime-time exhibition

Feb 16, 2016

McIlroy, Fowler set for prime-time exhibition

For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live — under the lights. Quicken Loans is finalizing details for a match involving Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler a week before the U.S. ...

McIlroy claims Race to Dubai crown

Nov 23, 2015

McIlroy claims Race to Dubai crown

Rory McIlroy survived a late scare and finished his frustrating season on a high, winning both the DP World Tour Championship and the Race to Dubai crown on Sunday. McIlroy got the better of overnight leader Andy Sullivan over the back nine to clinch ...

Oct 15, 2015

McIlroy ready to start new season

Rory McIlroy is starting a new season on the PGA Tour before finishing his other season on the European Tour. Such is the world of a golfer who travels all over it. A recent study conducted by one of McIlroy’s sponsors revealed that over ...