McIlroy rules out psychological help; faces race to solve putting problems
Is Rory McIlroy getting nervous about retaining his Race to Dubai Crown?
The Co Down man's frustration with his putting is growing by the day but if the former world No 1 hasn't lost his sense of gallows humour, he's already referencing the importance of getting it right for the three Final Series events he faces over the next few weeks.
Ryder Cup? Rory's European crown? Lowry wants it all: "It’s time I stepped up to the plate”
An Offaly man might win the Race to Dubai, a Major or a Ryder Cup cap before the Faithful County claims another All Ireland title. At least, that’s possibly what’s going through the mind the county's favourite golfing son, Shane Lowry, as he begins to believe that he’s now one of the greatest players on the planet.
Only McIlroy can match Lowry's desert cool
Shane Lowry may not be able to lift 275lb weights as world number one Rory McIlroy did in a gym session in Dubai earlier this week but the affable Offaly man shrugged a huge burden off his broad shoulders when he opened with a superb six under 66 in the $8 million DP World Tour Championship.
Garcia and Westwood admit Rory "deserves" Race to Dubai crown
Sergio Garcia and Marcel Siem still have a mathematical chance of denying Rory McIlroy his second Race to Dubai crown in three years but the Spaniard and his Ryder Cup team mate Lee Westwood reckon the Ulsterman “deserves” to win the Harry Vardon Trophy for his “extraordinary” year.
McIlroy facing uncertainty after year of total control
Rory McIlroy's 2014 season has run as smooth as silk with two major wins punctuating an outstanding campaign that has featured a series of annoucements that could have been better scripted had they been prepared by the Nike people who choose his clothing.