RORY MCILROY NEWS

Willett leads in Dubai after third round

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Danny Willett shot a second successive round of seven-under par 65 to enjoy a one-shot advantage on top of the Dubai Desert Classic leaderboard after the third round Saturday. The Englishman, who made a gallant attempt to win the European Tour number one crown but eventually finished second to Rory McIlroy in the Race to Dubai, moved to 16-under...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Els moves into contention in Dubai; McIlroy just makes cut

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Ernie Els surged into contention Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic, while Rory McIlroy struggled just to make the cut. The 46-year-old Els, who has dropped to 205th in the world after struggling with yips over the past year, shot a 5-under 67 to move to within one shot of the lead at the halfway stage of a tournament he has won three times. Spain...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy shoots 4-under 68 in 1st round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy started the defense of his Dubai Desert Classic title with a bogey but battled back to post a 4-under 68 on Thursday, leaving him two shots off the lead. McIlroy bogeyed two of the easiest holes on the course - the par-5 10th, which was his first hole, and the driveable par-4 second - but also had six birdies to put him close behind...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rory McIlroy zip-lines through Dubai skyline

See you on the other side @xdubai A video posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on Feb 2, 2016 at 5:15am PST Rory McIlroy has had a heck of a career winning four major championships but he also injured his ankle playing soccer which caused him to miss last year’s Open Championship. But that’s not stopping McIlroy from doing something dangerous. He decided to go zip-lining...
Via The GP Golf Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy still hopes to go head-to-head with Tiger Woods in major

Despite the perception that it is extremely unlikely to ever occur at this point, Rory McIlroy said he still hopes to one day go head-to-head with Tiger Woods on the final day of major with the championship up for grabs, something that has never happened. “Hopefully if he can get healthy, I would still love to have a crack at him down the stretch in a major,” he said ahead of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

REVIEW: EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

  It has been two years since the release of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 and with a new name and next generation consoles, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour by EA Sports is ready to step up to the tee.   The game features 12 real-world courses including TPC Sawgrass, St. Andrews Links, Whistling Straits, TPC Boston, Bay Hill, Royal Troon, Chambers Bay, Wolf Creek, East Lake, TPC Scottsdale...
Via The GP Golf Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss

European Tour allows golfers to wear shorts, leading to PGA Tour shorts debate

Odds are if you have hit the links at any point in your life you were probably wearing shorts. That tends to be the case for those who enjoy hitting 18 holes on any given day, but professionals have been typically been prohibited from wearing shorts when on tour and participating in tournaments. A new rule adopted by the European Tour may be opening up the door for the pros to start...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fowler wins in Abu Dhabi, another near miss for McIlroy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rickie Fowler puffed his cheeks and shook his head. What looked like being a procession to the Abu Dhabi Championship title ended up being a squeeze for the American on Sunday. It needed two moments of inspiration in the final round to seal a one-shot victory - and spark more talk about Fowler's place in golf's current elite. Dressed in his...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy, Fowler in 5-way tie for lead in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler were part of a five-way tie for the lead at the Abu Dhabi Championship after Andy Sullivan made a triple-bogey in fading light to relinquish a two-shot advantage late in a fog-affected third round on Saturday. Sullivan drove into a bush, couldn't find his ball, returned to the tee, and eventually made a 7 at No...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy back in mix in Dhabi after birdie-eagle finish

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating second round with a birdie-eagle finish after landing approach shots inside two feet to move back into contention at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Saturday. The stunning conclusion to a weather-hit round that McIlroy described as ''pretty average'' left him tied for second with American amateur Bryson DeChambeau...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Spieth, McIlroy drop as Sullivan leads in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and other big names slid off the leaderboard at the weather-affected Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday, leaving American amateur Bryson DeChambeau to chase clubhouse leader Andy Sullivan in the second round. After fog delayed the start of play by nearly three hours, Sullivan shot another 5-under 67 to to 10-under and...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy upstages Spieth in Abu Dhabi; US amateur takes lead

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Jordan Spieth was aggrieved at being given a warning for slow play, and complained that his tee shots were ''short and crooked.'' But after his opening round of the Abu Dhabi Championship on Thursday, the top-ranked Spieth's biggest concern might just be the sublime form of his playing partner. Rory McIlroy got the better of Spieth in their...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy upstages Spieth with 1st-round 66 in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy began 2016 with a masterful display of driving to set up a 6-under 66 at the Abu Dhabi Championship, upstaging top-ranked playing partner Jordan Spieth in the first round on Thursday. McIlroy was one stroke behind early leader Henrik Stenson (65) after rolling in eight birdies in his first appearance after two months off, during...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-ranked Spieth, No. 3 McIlroy collide in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The latest stop for Jordan Spieth on his tour of the golfing world is the Middle East and an eagerly anticipated head to head with Rory McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week. It seems that two of the sport's biggest names have clashed before the first tee shot has even been struck. For some pre-tournament publicity, Spieth and...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

McIlroy expects better short game, putting after eye surgery

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy expects his short game and putting to be better this year after undergoing laser eye surgery during his two-month break from competitive golf. Speaking ahead of his first tournament of 2016 at the Abu Dhabi Championship, McIlroy says ''it's definitely made things just that little bit sharper, maybe within 50 meters or so.'' The...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Spieth beats winners-only field, and now faces Rory McIlroy

HONOLULU (AP) Fresh off an eight-shot victory, Jordan Spieth gets one week of rest before stepping back into spotlight. He leaves this weekend for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and his first meeting of the year with Rory McIlroy. ''I didn't know he was playing. I'll probably withdraw now,'' Spieth jokingly said Tuesday during a conference call for the Valspar Championship...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Golfers To Watch In 2016 Include Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy (Photos)

The 2015 golf season was one for the ages. We saw young guns like Jordan Spieth and Jason Day emerge as two of the best golfers in the world, and Zach Johnson reminded everyone that he still has plenty left in the tank. So what will 2016 have in store after the best in the world tee off at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions this weekend? The answer probably is even more memorable...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

McIlroy raves about improved vision after eye surgery

    Rory McIlroy underwent Lasik eye surgery earlier this month, and the golfer is already seeing beneficial results from the procedure. The current No. 3 world ranked golfer raved to The Guardian in recent comments about how his vision is now better than 20/20. “Now it is amazing, it really is. I had it done and the morning after it felt a bit gritty and stuff, which they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy vs. Jordan Spieth in a wrestling match: Who ya got?

Rory McIlroy participated in a Q&A from Facebook headquarters in Dublin this week in which he responded to questions from his fans. Among the topics the No. 3 golfer in the world addressed were his favorite golf movie between “Caddyshack” and “Happy Gilmore” (the latter) and other random topics. But one question that elicited the most amusing answer was how a fan apparently...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy on his fiancee: She has been great for me

    Rory McIlroy seems to be pretty thrilled about his engagement to new girlfriend Erica Stoll. McIlroy and Stoll first met at Medinah in 2012 when she came to his aid and helped him from being late at the Ryder Cup. They began dating since late 2014, some months after McIlroy called off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki. During a recent trip to Paris, the former world...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

McIlroy wins European Tour player award for third time

Rory McIlroy has been voted the European Tour's player of the year for 2015, winning the award for the third time in the past four seasons.The 26-year-old Northern Irishman successfully defended the Race to Dubai title after winning the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai last month. He had two other victories, at the Dubai Desert Classic and the WGC-Cadillac Match Play...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

McIlroy wins European Tour player award for 3rd time

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Rory McIlroy has been voted the European Tour's player of the year for 2015, winning the award for the third time in the past four seasons. The 26-year-old Northern Irishman successfully defended the Race to Dubai title after winning the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai last month. He had two other victories, at the Dubai Desert Classic...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy Reportedly Engaged To Girlfriend Erica Stoll (Photos)

Don’t expect Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki to rekindle the flame anytime soon. McIlroy, who broke up with Wozniacki in May 2014 after the two already sent out their wedding invitations, recently got engaged to his new girlfriend, Erica Stoll, according to reports. McIlroy and Stoll have been dating for about a year. Stoll showed off her new ring at an event Thursday in...
Via NESN.com
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy, girlfriend Erica Stoll confirm engagement

    PGA superstar Rory McIlroy and his girlfriend Erica Stoll attended their first public event as an engaged couple Thursday night. In the wake of rumors that McIlroy had popped the question during a recent trip to Paris, Stoll was spotted wearing an impressive diamond engagement ring at the Paddy Wallace Fund for Autism event in Belfast, Ireland. Us Weekly shared a photo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Rory McIlroy takes silly photo of himself during rehab

Human version of the dreaded K-9 cone…. Only for sleeping though! Laser eye surgery went well yesterday
Via The GP Golf Report
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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