McIlroy trying to catch up with stars

/ Mar 1, 2017

McIlroy trying to catch up with stars

Even during his seven weeks away from competition, Rory McIlroy managed to stay relevant. He started last week by accepting an invitation to play golf with President Donald Trump. It was his first 18 holes since he played through a rib injury at the ...

Matsuyama sets sights on major

/ Oct 31, 2016

Matsuyama sets sights on major

Hideki Matsuyama set his sights firmly on winning a major after destroying a world-class field to become the first Asian to win a World Golf Championship at the weekend. The 24-year-old Matsuyama finished on 23 under par to win by seven shots — the ...

Golf's Olympic future questioned

/ Aug 3, 2016

Golf's Olympic future questioned

When it was announced in 2009 that golf was to be included in the Olympic program for the first time in more than 100 years, the decision was heralded for bringing one of the world’s biggest sports into the Olympic tent. But with many ...

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

/ Jul 13, 2016

McIlroy downplays Olympic golf

Rory McIlroy dealt another blow to golf’s relationship with the Olympics on Tuesday, when he indicated he would only watch “the stuff that matters” at next month’s Rio Games. The final 60-man Olympic field was revealed Monday, with world No. 3 Jordan Spieth joining ...

/ 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 ...