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The HSBC Champions is missing some star power this week after
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods decided to skip the World Golf
Championship event - much to the disappointment of the tournament
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Backers of the HSBC Champions have expressed disappointment at the decisions by Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods to bypass the World Golf Championship tournament this weekend after playing elsewhere in Asia.
For the other top golfers in the field, however, the absence of No. 1-ranked McIlroy, in particular, represents a chance to make up ground in the European Tour money list.
Rory McIlroy shot a 5-under 67 to beat Tiger Woods by one stroke in a head-to-head, 18-hole exhibition match between the world's two top-ranked golfers at the Jinsha Lake Golf Club in central China on Monday.
McIlroy, the World No. 1, took an early lead with two birdies on the first three holes and held on to beat Woods, who had two bogeys to go along with his six birdies for...
Rory McIlroy is officially a free agent when it comes to golf equipment.
McIlroy and Acushnet Co., which has supplied the 23-year-old star from Northern Ireland with Titleist and FootJoy gear since he turned pro five years ago, said Tuesday they will not extend their relationship after this year.
The announcement allows McIlroy to pursue a lucrative endorsement contract, with strong...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Rory McIlroy's decision to pursue a lucrative equipment deal was in place long before he grabbed a Nike golf club from Tiger Woods during their exhibition match in China and took a few practice swings.
Changing equipment was inevitable. Boy Wonder is simply too big now.
The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland is no longer...
On the two-year anniversary of losing his No. 1 ranking, Tiger Woods said on Thursday that winning was the best way for him to get back to the top.
And that could take some time.
Four players have been No. 1 over the last two years. The top ranking belongs to Rory McIlroy, who has widened his lead by winning the U.S. PGA Championship and consecutive tournaments during the FedEx...
The HSBC Champions lost some star power when Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods decided to skip the World Golf Championship event - much to the disappointment of the tournament backers.
For the other top golfers in the field, however, the absence of McIlroy, in particular, represents a chance to make up ground in the European Tour money list.
Giles Morgan, global head of sponsorship...
Golf fans looking for a one-on-one matchup between the game's two biggest names finally got their wish on Monday, as Tiger Woods took on Rory McIlroy in Shanghai, China in an 18-hole exibition.
Dubbed "The Duel at Jinsha Lake," the event was more than just a golf match, but a spectacle designed to raise the game's profile in the reason. According to The Associated...
Germany will host the Solheim Cup for the first time after the St. Leon-Rot golf course was awarded the 2015 tournament on Monday.
The club, near Frankfurt, has previously hosted the European Tour's Deutsche Bank SAP Open, where Tiger Woods was a three-time champion. Woods made his European debut at St. Leon-Rot in 1999.
John A. Solheim, the chairman of golf equipment maker...
BMW Masters winner Peter Hanson says he is considering playing at next week's Singapore Open to put further pressure on Rory McIlroy in their duel to top the Race to Dubai rankings.
Hanson beat McIlroy by a stroke at Shanghai on Sunday to move from seventh to second on the Race to Dubai money list. The Swede is now ?812,573 ($1,049,840) behind McIlroy with two confirmed events...