Tour make exception for McIlroy and his "potentially serious and significant injury"

Tour make exception for McIlroy and his "potentially serious and significant injury"

Rory McIlroy's assertion that he would only come back to tournament play when he was "100% healthy and 100% competitive" was clearly premature. Given that the European Tour's new Chief Executive Keith Pelley is allowing him compete for the Race to Dubai's grand prize despite it becoming clear in recent weeks that he will fail to meet the 13 event minimum, he is plainly far from 100 percent healthy.

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Spieth hands world No 1 spot back to McIlroy as Harrington awaits FedEx Cup fate

Spieth hands world No 1 spot back to McIlroy as Harrington awaits FedEx Cup fate

Jordan Spieth missed the cut by three shots in The Barclays, which means that Rory McIlroy will return to the top of the world rankings for the second FedEx Cup playoff event in Boston. What's unclear is whether or not Pádraig Harrington will join them there.

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Rory needs miracle round as Spieth threatens to eclipse Day

Rory needs miracle round as Spieth threatens to eclipse Day

Rory McIlroy might feel he can perform a final round miracle with a closing 62 and challenge for the US PGA but his optimism about the final round came before Jordan Spieth closed in on Jason Day with a finish that suggests that he may well be world No 1 before Sunday is out.

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Spieth and Day to drive Rory but McGinley has "a word of warning" for Lowry

Spieth and Day to drive Rory but McGinley has "a word of warning" for Lowry

Paul McGinley expects Rory McIlroy to face down Jordan Spieth and Jason Day for world domination. But he’s warned new kid on the block Shane Lowry to be careful of the pitfalls as he prepares to chase his American dream.

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Reaction to Rory a sign of the times

Reaction to Rory a sign of the times

Rory McIlroy's return from injury after just five weeks on the sidelines is a sign of the changing times in the area of sports science and medicine. But the media reaction to the world No 1's first official press conference was also telling in an age when Tiger Woods is now clearly a sideshow and the arrival of Jordan Spieth, a true blue Texas hero, is regarded as a godsend.

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