Rory McIlroy

Rory on Tiger: ‘everyone should be grateful that he’s alive’
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at The Memorial Tournament in 2020 (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Rory on Tiger: ‘everyone should be grateful that he’s alive’

American golf icon is awake and responsive after surgery in California
25 Feb 2021
A look back to when Rory was welcomed to the big time
Rory McIlroy celebrates his victory at the Quail Hollow Championship on 2 May 2010
In Depth

A look back to when Rory was welcomed to the big time

It’s nearly ten years since the Northern Irish golfer’s stunning victory at the Quail Hollow Championship
27 Mar 2020
The Players: a big opportunity awaits Rory McIlroy
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy plays a practice round ahead of the 2020 Players Championship
In Review

The Players: a big opportunity awaits Rory McIlroy

World No.1 golfer aims to become the first back-to-back winner of the PGA Tour’s flagship event
11 Mar 2020
Rory McIlroy sets sights on making history at The Players
Rory McIlroy celebrates with the trophy after his win at The Players Championship at Sawgrass in 2019
In Depth

Rory McIlroy sets sights on making history at The Players

Northern Irish golf star is aiming to become the first back-to-back winner
19 Feb 2020
Back pages: McIlroy’s misery after meltdown at The Open
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy had a nightmare first round at The Open at Royal Portrush
In Brief

Back pages: McIlroy’s misery after meltdown at The Open

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 19 July
19 Jul 2019
The Open 2019: predictions, betting odds and TV guide
Rory McIlroy practices at Royal Portrush ahead of the 2019 Open
In Review

The Open 2019: predictions, betting odds and TV guide

Rory McIlroy is favourite to win the golf major on home soil
17 Jul 2019
The Decathlon: Nadal, Barty and Ronaldo are the big winners
Spaniard Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy following his win at the 2019 French Open
Daily Briefing

The Decathlon: Nadal, Barty and Ronaldo are the big winners

Ten things from the world of sport on Monday 10 June
10 Jun 2019

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The Decathlon: Rory excited to play for Ireland at Olympics
Rory McIlroy signs autographs during a practice round at the 2019 US PGA Championship
Daily Briefing

The Decathlon: Rory excited to play for Ireland at Olympics

Ten things from the world of sport on Wednesday 15 May
15 May 2019
The Decathlon: Djokovic equals Nadal record with Madrid win
Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after beating Stefano Tsitsipas in the Madrid Open final
Daily Briefing

The Decathlon: Djokovic equals Nadal record with Madrid win

Ten things from the world of sport on Monday 13 May
13 May 2019
The Decathlon: Kipchoge is the king of the London Marathon
Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge celebrates his victory in the men’s elite race at the 2019 London Marathon
Daily Briefing

The Decathlon: Kipchoge is the king of the London Marathon

Ten things from the world of sport on Monday 29 April
29 Apr 2019
2019 Masters: Sunday tee times, leaderboard, odds, TV
Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is the host course for The Masters
In Review

2019 Masters: Sunday tee times, leaderboard, odds, TV

Francesco Molinari leads the way ahead of Tony Finau and Tiger Woods
13 Apr 2019
McIlroy wins the Players and is now Masters favourite
Rory McIlroy celebrates with the trophy after his win at The Players Championship at Sawgrass in 2019
In Brief

McIlroy wins the Players and is now Masters favourite

Northern Irish golfer is back to his best after one-shot victory at Sawgrass
18 Mar 2019
Rory McIlroy loves the Ryder Cup, says Padraig Harrington
Rory McIlroy celebrates Europe’s victory against the USA at the 2018 Ryder Cup
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Rory McIlroy loves the Ryder Cup, says Padraig Harrington

Europe’s new captain has ‘no doubts’ McIlroy will be in his team next year
9 Jan 2019
Rory McIlroy may give up European Tour membership in 2019
Rory McIlroy speaks to the media ahead of this week’s DP World Tour Championship in Dubai
In Brief

Rory McIlroy may give up European Tour membership in 2019

Northern Irish golfer’s focus next year is on the PGA Tour and the majors
13 Nov 2018
McIlroy targets Shanghai win as the Race to Dubai heats up
Rory McIlroy is a three-time European Tour Race to Dubai champion
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McIlroy targets Shanghai win as the Race to Dubai heats up

Europe’s best golfers try to catch Ryder Cup star Molinari at the top of the rankings
24 Oct 2018
Ryder Cup news: McIlroy, Reed, today’s practice groups, TV
Rory McIlroy Team Europe Ryder Cup
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Ryder Cup news: McIlroy, Reed, today’s practice groups, TV

McIlroy is ready to be a leader while Reed is happy to play the villain
26 Sep 2018
Kevin Kisner leads the Open after day one
Kevin Kisner
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Kevin Kisner leads the Open after day one

US golfer capitalises on calm conditions at Carnoustie at the start of the first round
20 Jul 2018
The Open Championship 2018: everything you need to know
Carnoustie, venue for The Open 2018
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The Open Championship 2018: everything you need to know

Can Europe’s top golfers stop another American major win at Carnoustie?
17 Jul 2018
McIlroy: I don’t care about The Open, the Masters is biggest
Rory McIlroy Masters golf The Open
In Brief

McIlroy: I don’t care about The Open, the Masters is biggest

Northern Ireland golfer says the Augusta major has the most hype and eyeballs
3 May 2018
2018 Masters: final round tee-times and betting odds
Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is the host course for The Masters
In Review

2018 Masters: final round tee-times and betting odds

Patrick Reed takes a three-shot lead into today’s Masters fourth round at Augusta
8 Apr 2018
2018 Masters: Spieth leads but it’s an unlucky 13 for Garcia
2018 Masters golf Jordan Spieth Sergio Garcia
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2018 Masters: Spieth leads but it’s an unlucky 13 for Garcia

The 2015 Masters winner has a two-shot advantage going into today’s second round
6 Apr 2018
Masters: Tiger Woods feels ‘fantastic’ ahead of Augusta
Tiger Woods Masters 2018 Augusta
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Masters: Tiger Woods feels ‘fantastic’ ahead of Augusta

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are also confident as we look at the groups to watch in tomorrow’s first round
4 Apr 2018
Rory McIlroy ends victory wait - he’s now Masters favourite
Rory McIlroy golf Arnold Palmer Invitational Masters odds
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Rory McIlroy ends victory wait - he’s now Masters favourite

The Northern Irishman will be going for a career major Grand Slam at Augusta
19 Mar 2018
Rory McIlroy reveals his dislike for Roy Keane
Rory McIlroy
In Brief

Rory McIlroy reveals his dislike for Roy Keane

As a child the golf star was refused an autograph by his fellow Irishman
5 Oct 2017
McIlroy lays foundations for ‘one of the greatest careers’
Rory McIlroy
In Depth

McIlroy lays foundations for ‘one of the greatest careers’

After an injury-hit year, the Northern Irishman is hungry for more success
28 Sep 2017
Rory McIlroy sacks caddie JP Fitzgerald: Who will take over?
JP Fitzgerald and Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy sacks caddie JP Fitzgerald: Who will take over?

A week after praising his bagman, the former world number one has ended their nine-year relationship
31 Jul 2017
Jordan Spieth survives amazing meltdown to win The Open
Jordan Spieth The Open
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Jordan Spieth survives amazing meltdown to win The Open

American throws away a three shot lead but regains control to claim the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale
24 Jul 2017
Brooks Koepka tames Erin Hills to claim US Open title
Brooks Koepka with the US Open trophy
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Brooks Koepka tames Erin Hills to claim US Open title

Big-hitting Florida golfer produces a sensational round of five under on the final day to leave rivals in his wake
19 Jun 2017
Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnston tipped for US Open success
Rory McIlroy The Open
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Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnston tipped for US Open success

Tournament organisers desperate for trouble-free event at Erin Hills after drama of past two years
15 Jun 2017
Premier League security up as fears grow of a 'death list'
Police outside London Stadium
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Premier League security up as fears grow of a 'death list'

Letter found next to Borussia Dortmund attack site reportedly claimed terror group is targeting top sports stars
13 Apr 2017
PGA Championship betting odds: Six to follow at Baltusrol
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PGA Championship betting odds: Six to follow at Baltusrol

Dustin Johnson best of the big guns, Phil Mickelson is in form and Patrick Reed or JB Holmes could make their breakthrough
27 Jul 2016
Zika: An Olympic sized problem as Jordan Spieth pulls out
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Zika: An Olympic sized problem as Jordan Spieth pulls out

Organisers remain defiant over virus despite the withdrawal of another big name amid calls to move or postpone the 2016 Games
12 Jul 2016
US Open Golf odds: Can Spieth, Day or McIlroy tame Oakmont?
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In Review

US Open Golf odds: Can Spieth, Day or McIlroy tame Oakmont?

With the world's best golfers facing their 'toughest test' yet, it may be time to back an outsider
16 Jun 2016
Rory McIlroy returns to take on pretender Spieth at USPGA
Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy returns to take on pretender Spieth at USPGA

Can the Ulsterman see off his challenger after overcoming the ankle injury that ruled him out of The Open
13 Aug 2015