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McIlroy crashes out at Wentworth

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy crashed out of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday when he missed the cut after collapsing to a six-over par second round 78. But the 26-year old refused to be downcast at missing only his third cut in 45 events — apart from ...

McIlroy shatters record in Wells Fargo victory

May 18, 2015

McIlroy shatters record in Wells Fargo victory

Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying Sunday. It was still effective. Always in control, the top-ranked McIlroy became the first two-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship with a seven-shot victory over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers. McIlory closed with a 3-under 69 ...

McIlroy sets record in third round

May 17, 2015

McIlroy sets record in third round

When Rory McIlroy rolled in an birdie putt on the 13th hole, he started thinking about shooting 59. He didn’t quite get there Saturday, settling for an 11-under 61 to break the Quail Hollow record and take a four-shot lead in the Wells Fargo ...

May 16, 2015

McIlroy shoots bogey-free round

Rory McIlroy is charging again. The world’s top-ranked player shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to pull within one shot of the early second-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy trailed Martin Flores and newcomer Patrick Rodgers, who were at 8-under 136 after ...

Fowler rallies to victory at Players

May 11, 2015

Fowler rallies to victory at Players

The latest survey was unanimous, not anonymous. Rickie Fowler can deliver the goods. Facing a five-shot deficit with six holes to play, Fowler produced the greatest finish in the 34-year history of the TPC Sawgrass. In a three-man playoff on three of the most ...

Kirk leads crowded Sawgrass field

May 10, 2015

Kirk leads crowded Sawgrass field

Kevin Na dropped his club and placed his hands on his hips as he watched his tee shot, certain that it was going to come up short of the island. Disappointment gave way to an embarrassed smile when he saw the ball settle 6 ...

Kelly, Na, share TPC lead

May 9, 2015

Kelly, Na, share TPC lead

Jerry Kelly and Kevin Na headed into the weekend at The Players Championship with another chance at winning the PGA Tour’s biggest and richest event. Tiger Woods gets to keep playing after sinking a clutch putt, rarely seen of late, to make the cut ...

May 8, 2015

Matsuyama cards 67 to take tourney lead

Rory McIlroy outplayed Jordan Spieth in a duel between the world’s two top-ranked players, but another young gun stole the show with the clubhouse lead during the opening round of the Players Championship on Thursday. Hideki Matsuyama fired a five-under 67 to take the ...

McIlroy grabs Match Play crown

May 4, 2015

McIlroy grabs Match Play crown

Rory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship. No one ever had to play seven matches in five days, and McIlroy won them all in the new round-robin format. He had to beat three players on the same ...

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 ...

May 1, 2015

Birdies key Matsuyama's victory

Hideki Matsuyama overturned a two-hole deficit on Thursday with three late birdies and an eagle in the second round of the Match Play Championship. Playing against the Netherlands’ Joost Luiten, the 16th seed Matsuyama put himself behind with bogeys on Nos. 1 and 3 ...

Spieth flies out blocks in Match Play opener

Apr 30, 2015

Spieth flies out blocks in Match Play opener

Even with a new format, the objective didn’t change in the Match Play Championship. And neither did the emotions. Masters champion Jordan Spieth, still equipped with that sporty short game, made seven birdies in 16 holes and had an easy time against Mikko Ilonen ...