Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy kicks off Honda Classic in tremendous form

Rory McIlroy plays out of a bunker on his way to a 63. Photo: AP

Rory McIlroy produced a barnstorming back nine, charging home with five birdies, to take the first-round lead at the US$6 million Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Thursday.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 9:49am

Rory McIlroy 'can't wait' to return to scene of last year's low

Rory McIlroy was frustrated at the Dubai Desert Classic. Photo: AFP

One of Rory McIlroy’s lowest points during a frustrating 2013 campaign came at the Honda Classic in Florida but the Northern Irishman is looking forward to returning to “one of my favourite events” for this year’s edition.

4 Feb 2014 - 10:41am

US$2.5 million for ace tempts Rory McIlroy ahead of Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is looking to have a go at pocketing US$2.5 million for a hole in one in the Dubai Desert Classic this weekend. Photo: Reuters

Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday that he could be tempted to have a crack at winning the glittering prize on offer for a hole-in-one at the Dubai Desert Classic’s short par-four 17th – a whopping US$2.5 million.

29 Jan 2014 - 11:09pm

McIlroy's messy break-up with Horizon reaches courts

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy have been together for two years. Photo: EPA

Rory McIlroy’s messy break-up with management company Horizon Sports reached a Dublin court but reports the former world number one’s relationship with Caroline Wozniacki was on the rocks appeared wide of the mark.

15 Oct 2013 - 4:29pm 1 comment

McIlroy goes solo after latest management split

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he has created his own management company. Photo: Reuters

Former world number one Rory McIlroy confirmed on Friday he has left Horizon Sports Management to create his own management company.

28 Sep 2013 - 12:50pm

Woods and McIlroy to duel again - at Mission Hills in Hainan

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy staged their first China duel in Zhengzhou last year, with McIlroy winning. Photo: AP

Superstars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will expand their already bulging bank accounts with a lucrative, one-round exhibition appearance next month in Hainan island.

11 Sep 2013 - 3:06pm

Rory McIlroy gets coaching tune-up for US Open

Rory McIlroy to iron out game before Merion. Photo: Reuters

World number two Rory McIlroy is off to the US Open venue at Merion to practice after a talk with coach Dave Stockton to try to lift his game before next week's major showdown.

The champion from Northern Ireland, who won his first major title at the 2011 US Open, spoke at Oak Hill, where he will defend his most recent major triumph at the 95th PGA Championship in August.

5 Jun 2013 - 2:58am

World No 2 Rory McIlroy misses cut at BMW Championship

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy was one of five 2012 European Ryder Cup winners to bow out of the tour's flagship event - joining two-time defending champion Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell and Paul Lawrie.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am

McIlroy stays at No 2 but happy with progress

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy fired a two-under par 70 to finish on four-under 284 for 72 holes at the US$6.2 million PGA event, making birdies on the last two holes on the front and back nines but taking consecutive bogeys at 11 and 12.

2 Apr 2013 - 7:13am

Who said it?

Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting

By the time we obtain Hongkongers' endorsement of a political reform proposal, the nuclear weapon is assembled.

28 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Wozniacki backs beleaguered boyfriend McIlroy

Rory McIlroy. Photo: AP

Having had her own fair share of knocks in recent months while struggling for form on the tennis court, Caroline Wozniacki sprang to the defence of her golfing boyfriend Rory McIlroy in his time of trouble on Wednesday.

7 Mar 2013 - 12:55pm

Sports Digest, March 6, 2013

Sunray Cave Sun Hei took an early hit in their AFC Cup campaign as they went down 1-0 to New Radiant of the Maldives at National Stadium in Male last night.

6 Mar 2013 - 3:38am

I know just how McIlroy feels, says 'lonely' Tseng

Tseng Ya-ni

Tseng watched on Sunday as her two closest rivals in the rankings, Choi Na-yeon and Stacy Lewis, finished second and first respectively at the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore, slashing her lead to just 0.68 average points.

5 Mar 2013 - 6:46am

A Bad Week for ... , February 24, 2013

Chan Kam-lam

Chan Kam-lam, the veteran Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong lawmaker, is emerging as the quiet man of the Legislative Council - and not in a good way. 

24 Feb 2013 - 1:50am

WGC Match Play's focus on Woods and McIlroy

Rory McIlroy. Photo: AFP

World No 1 Rory McIlroy and three-time winner Tiger Woods top the list of favourites in the US$8.75 million World Golf Championships Match Play Championship that begins today.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:11am