Deutsche Bank Championship

Round up: McIlroy struggles; Selfridge contending; Hoey eight back

Rory McIlroy got up and down nicely from sand for birdie at the 18th to ease his fears of not making the cut but the world No 1 may not be able to stop Jason Day or even Jordan Spieth from taking his world No 1 crown in Boston on Monday.

Round up: McIlroy struggles; Selfridge contending; Hoey eight back

McIlroy eases into the frame again

The top 15 might be covered by just five strokes but there's a clear favourite for the  Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Monday — Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy eases into the frame again

Wildcard race hots up in Turin and Boston

Rory McIlroy was no more than afterthought for a change as European and American Ryder Cup wildcard hopefuls shuffled themselves in the deck on Friday with Stephen Gallacher emerging as the clear ace for Paul McGinley.Rory McIlroy was no more than afterthought for a change as European and American Ryder Cup wildcard hopefuls shuffled themselves in the deck on Friday with Stephen Gallacher emerging as the clear ace for Paul McGinley.

Wildcard race hots up in Turin and Boston

McIlroy falls to world No 5 - temporarily

Rory McIlroy in action at TPC Boston Rory McIlroy made two early double bogeys in the final round of his defence of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston and not even a man of his talents could quite repair the damage.

McIlroy cards his low round of the season

Rory McIlroy, pictured during Friday’s first round, shot his lowest round of the season so far on Sunday. Photo: Kenneth E. Dennis / kendennisphoto.comRory McIlroy didn’t quite manage to keep a big number off his card but despite an early double bogey he bounced back in encouraging style and made nine birdies in a seven under 64 in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

McIlroy frustrated by "stupid little mistakes"

Rory McIlroyRory McIlroy makes birdie at his opening hole. At this pace, Rory McIlroy will hit top form by Christmas. Six birdies in his opening round in his defence of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston was impressive. Unfortunately, he also had five bogeys in what he described a “sloppy” one under 70 that leaves him seven shots adrift of a stunning Phil Mickelson and England’s Brian Davis.

McIlroy - Six million dollar man, and counting...

Rory McIlroy has won two majors and three regular PGA Tour events in the USSix-million dollar man Rory McIlroy hailed a watching Caroline Wozniacki as his Wonder Woman after snatching his third win of the year and his second in just three weeks.

McIlroy delivers Boston win to top FedEx race

Rory McIlroy captured his fifth PGA Tour win and his third of the season with a one-stroke victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. He’s also top of the FedEx Cup standings.Rory McIlroy survived a late scare to win the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston and move into pole position to snatch the $10m FedEx Cup bonus.

McIlroy resists Louis; Harrington and GMac struggle

Louis Oosthuizen and Rory McIlroy enjoy a joke. Rory McIlroy made six birdies in a 67 and was still made to feel like a man in reverse gear at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

McIlroy and Woods lurking in Boston

Green machine. Rory McIlroy holes a putt in the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Rory McIlroy can do no wrong these day.

If he putts poorly, his ball-striking saves him. And even when he drives it poorly, as he did in the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston last night, he cleans up with the blade.

McIlroy ready to lead Europe

Rory McIlroy is feeling full of beans in Boston.World No 1 Rory McIlroy believes he has the mental freshness, the energy and the personality to become a locker-room leader for Europe in next month’s Ryder Cup.

Eagle boost for G-Mac; Harrington struggling

Graeme McDowell is still in with a chance of making the third leg of the FedEx Cup play-offs. Picture Fran Caffrey www.golffile.ie Graeme McDowell eagled the 18th from just eight feet to keep his hopes alive of qualifying for the third leg of FedEx Cup play-offs. But Padraig Harrington could need a closing 67 to avoid an early exit.

McDowell sees some light at last

Graeme McDowell reacts to the galleries during the second round of the Barclays Scottish Open. Picture Stuart Adams /www.golffile.iePadraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell are on the outside looking in as the $10m FedEx Cup race hots up in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

That’s because they are outside the top-70 in the FedEx Cup standings who progress to the third playoff event in Chicago next week.

Par-fives costly for Harrington

Padraig Harrington in action at last month’s US PGA. Picture by Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.iePadraig Harrington broke par for the eighth successive round when he opened with a two under 69 in the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

It was a move in the right direction in his bid to keep his FedEx Cup campaign on the road as he moved into the top 70 who will progress to the third play-off event in Chicago next week.

G-Mac won't defend Tiger title

Graeme McDowell and his caddie Ken Comboy won’t be at Sherwood Country Club this year, Picture by golffile.ieGraeme McDowell has enough on his plate trying to survive another week in the FedEx Cup play-offs without thinking about the end of November.

Nevertheless, if he could get hold of Tiger Woods he’d tell him directly that he won’t be defending the Chervon World Challenge title he stole from under the host’s nose at Sherwood Country Club last year.

Wasting Padraig Harrington's time as he turns 40

“What musical instrument would I make out of a vegetable?…..” Padraig Harrington pictured by Stuart Adams, www.golffile.iePadraig Harrington celebrates his 40th birthday today which means he was born on the same day as the infamous Roman Emperor Caligula, violinist Itzhak Perlman, singer-songwriter Van Morrison and actors Richard Gere and James Coburn.

There’s not a lot of common ground there unless your a psychopathic, musical prodigy with a Belfast accent, a big nose and enough teeth to bite the head off a titanium driver.