Martin Kaymer

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.

Dunne targets McIlroy-esque start to pro career; heading for Woburn and Portugal after Dunhill debut

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.
 

Rory hooks Kaymer, Donald and Reed — but can he get 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 second again as Kaymer collapses

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.

McIlroy tracking Kaymer thanks to Abu Dhabi ace

Clarke back in the pack in Thailand

Darren Clarke is 12 strokes behind Australia’s Marcus Fraser heading into the final round of the Asian Tour's US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship.

Clarke back in the pack in Thailand

McIlroy third as Kaymer wins PGA Grand Slam of Golf

US Open champion Martin Kaymer claimed the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in a playoff over Masters champion Bubba Watson as World No 1 Rory McIlroy finished eight behind them in third after an error strewn 75 in wind-blown Bermuda.

McIlroy third as Kaymer wins PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Rory four behind Kaymer in PGA Grand Slam

Martin Kaymer opened with a six under 65 at Port Royal in Bermuda to lead the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two shots from Bubba Watson (67) with Rory McIlroy four adrift after a 69.

Rory four behind Kaymer in PGA Grand Slam

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.

Intriguing fourballs for Ryder Cup opener

Tales of two halves as Irish suffer in Paris

They played the back nine in a combined 11 over par to see their title hopes all but evaporate. Yet Graeme McDowell, Michael Hoey and Damien McGrane still have a lot to play for in the final round of the Alstom Open de France.

Tales of two halves as Irish suffer in Paris

Catching Kaymer not an option; Rory and G-Mac playing waiting game at Pinehurst

Catching Martin Kaymer is not the goal for Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. Simply staying around par and seeing how that stacks up on the leaderboard come Sunday night is the only feasible goal right now

Catching Kaymer not an option; Rory and G-Mac playing waiting game at Pinehurst

Kaymer shows form as Irish struggle

José María Olazábal and Martin Kaymer during the first round of the KLM Open. Picture © Getty ImagesGareth Maybin and Peter Lawrie were the only Irishmen to break par as Graeme Storm surged to the top and Ryder Cup bound Martin Kaymer made a timely return to form in the KLM Open.

Kaymer takes world No 3 spot from McIlroy

Kaymer and McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship earlier this year. Credit: golffile.ieUS 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.