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Tending to his own business, Rory McIlroy missed an up-close opportunity to get a glimpse of one of the more, well, mythic birds of the television era.
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The Rory era is coming.
Of that, there can be little doubt.
It should've arrived -- officially -- on a sun-soaked Sunday afternoon in the Sonoran Desert.
The precocious Rory McIlroy had a gilt-edged opportunity to become the new world No. 1, a position many of the savants believe to be his destiny.
It is curious, and not a little disconcerting, that his coronation has had...
A dull day in the desert ended with high anticipation Saturday when Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood won their matches, setting up a semifinal showdown in the Match Play Championship.
At stake for the winner -- a chance to go to No. 1 in the world.
McIlroy had another surge on the back nine to put away Bae Sang-moon of South Korean, 3 and 2. Moments later, Westwood finished off Martin...
Rory McIlroy set up a storybook ending by putting away rival Lee Westwood in the Accenture Match Play semis, but he couldn't get it done in the final.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Hunter Mahan figured out the fuss over Rory McIlroy without any help.
Mahan listened, but was not surprised, when fans called out McIlroy's name along the fairways of Dove Mountain. There is a certain appeal about Boy Wonder that makes it hard for people not to stare when he walks past them.
Mahan agrees with all the talk...
MARANA, Ariz. – Sunday’s World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship semifinal match between Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood has started at the Ritz-Carlton course at Dove Mountain. We’ll have updates all day on PGATOUR.COM and we encourage your comments throughout the day. MORE: McIlroy scorecard | Westwood scorecard | Preview OTHER SEMIFINAL: Mahan-Wilson updates...
Hunter Mahan stopped Rory McIlroy's march to No. 1 by winning the Match Play Championship.
Hunter Mahan stopped Rory McIlroy's march to No. 1 by winning the Match Play Championship on Sunday.
Hunter Mahan stopped Rory McIlroy's march to No. 1 by winning the Match Play Championship on Sunday. Mahan won four holes in a five-hole stretch, building a 4-up lead through 10 holes in Marana, Ariz. Mahan stayed in control later with two clutch birdies. He won, 2 and 1, to capture his second World Golf Championship title.