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Golf's young guns leading the way

Before Tiger Woods, golf was for golf people. Tiger became the most famous athlete in the world playing a game that 99 per cent of the globe knew nothing about.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Ex-champ Poulter takes away positives after coming up short

Dethroned champion Ian Poulter mounted a strong challenge to become the first player to retain the title since Taiwan's Hsieh Yung-yo in 1964, but his four-under 66 to finish on eight-under 272 for a share of fourth was not enough to make up for an opening-day 71.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Perfect ending for magical McIlroy

Finally, Rory McIlroy can return as Hong Kong champion.

The youngest player to win at Fanling promised to return to 'one of my favourite tournaments' next year after sealing a superb two-shot victory at a sun-drenched UBS Hong Kong Open yesterday.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hak revels in sharing spotlight with stars

Jason Hak Shun-yat didn't have to look far for a role model yesterday: as he entered the media centre, his hero Rory McIlroy, was leaving.

The pair exchanged congratulatory handshakes and 'well dones' before Hak (pictured) went to face the press.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Ireland go head-to-head with Germany in 'final'

A 'final' befitting a World Cup will be played out in Hainan today as world number two Rory McIlroy and world number four Martin Kaymer go head to head for glory.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The boy next door

Rory McIlroy has been busy. And we are on pins as we wait for his answers to our questionnaire to write this story before the British Open gets under way at Royal St George's on Thursday. But it is easy to give extra leeway to one of the most likeable players in the world of golf, if not the world of sport.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

If we are tired, it can really affect patient safety as we are the final gatekeeper of drugs

William Chui Chun-ming, Society of Hospital Pharmacists vice-president, on the risks of 'exhausting' overnight work

He's potentially the next Tiger Woods, he's that good

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

McIlroy knows he has to shoot the lights out

A sportsman will always try to convince anyone they are still in with a chance of victory, but you do believe Rory McIlroy when the Ulsterman declares the Open is still within his sights, despite being four shots adrift of Ian Poulter.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

McDowell keeps eye on McIlroy

US Open winner Graeme McDowell left Fanling happy enough with a five-under 65 that put him within striking distance of the leaders. The Ulsterman (right) missed only one green - the par-four ninth which he eventually bogeyed and kept an eye on Rory McIlroy. 'He's very confident at present,' McDowell said. 'I'd love to have a chance to go head to head with him on Sunday.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

McIlroy aims to leave rivals behind

Maybe he needs some inspiration, or perhaps it is just the child in him, but Rory McIlroy rushed off to catch the movie 2012 soon after completing another steady round that pushed him right into contention for the silverware.

15 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

McIlroy keeps Westwood in sight

Rory McIlroy was perfectly positioned to keep an eye on Lee Westwood - his rival in The Race to Dubai - starting the first round in the group immediately after the Englishman.

So he knew exactly what was happening, and was pleased that, at the end of the day, they were both on equal terms, having each shot a 66.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am