Dunne targets McIlroy-esque start to pro career; heading for Woburn and Portugal after Dunhill debut
Rory McIlroy all but earned his tour card by finishing third in the Alfred Dunhill Links in his second start just three weeks after turning pro. Now it's Paul Dunne's chance to grab a golden opportunity with both hands but while he knows he has the game to contend at St Andrews having grabbed all the headlines in The Open, he also knows there's only one Rory.
Rory hooks Kaymer, Donald and Reed — but can he get Phil Mickelson?
Rory McIlroy might have added Ryder Cup stars Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Patrick Reed to a stellar field but the world No 1 is believed to be chasing an even bigger name for next month’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open — Phil Mickelson.
McIlroy second again as Kaymer collapses
Perhaps Rory McIlroy was hoping to take Martin Kaymer's eye off the ball when he said he was playing for second in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Whatever his feelings about his chances of overcoming an eight-shot deficit with resepct to the German, who was going for his fourth win in the event, his fourth runner up finish in Abu Dhabi in five years, not to mention his impressive form from tee to green, confirmed that he's going to be the man to beat once more in 2015.
McIlroy tracking Kaymer thanks to Abu Dhabi ace
Even when he's not putting his best, Rory McIlroy finds a way. On Friday in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship he drove the ball brilliantly after an average first round and then made up for some less than deadly putting by notching the first official hole-in-one of his professional career.
Intriguing fourballs for Ryder Cup opener
Has Paul McGinley been overthinking? Or has he got it spot on? Will Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter be able for US young guns Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed? Can Sergio and Rory hit it off and gun down Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in the anchor match? Has Watson taken too many chances.
Kaymer takes world No 3 spot from McIlroy
US Open champion Rory McIlroy’s reign as world No 3 was short-lived as Germany’s Martin Kaymer leapfrogged him with a fourth place finish in Paris.
The current US PGA champion finished three strokes behind home hero Thomas Levet in a thrilling Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National.
Being out injured is the pits - Harrington
Hailed as the man who inspired the current European golfing resurgence with his major wins, Padraig Harrington will make a pit stop at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend as he ponders the biggest challenge of his career.
Set to fall out of the world’s top 50 for the first time since March 2000, the 39-year old Dubliner can’t bear to be out of action when he should be honing his game and battling to remain relevant as a major player.
McIlroy playing for high stakes in Kuala Lumpur
Rory McIlroy has done his reputation no end of good in Kuala Lumpur this week by bouncing back from the bitter disappointment of a final round major championship disaster with an impressive display of mental fortitude. Unfortunately, he’s in a no-win situation.