Rory McIlroy

McIlroy cards two-under 70 on final day to clinch three-shot win at Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroyLondon, Feb 02 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy carded a two-under 70 to finish on 22-under as he grabbed a three-shot victory at the Dubai Desert Classic on the final day in the Emirates.

McIlroy, who was four ahead overnight, did not face any serious challenge and was not required to repeat his first three days' brilliance as a two-under 70 left him on 22 under, with his nearest overnight challenger Morten Orum Madsen triple-bogeying the first as Sweden's Alex Noren (65) took second.

McIlroy fires three birdies in last three holes to take one shot lead at Dubai Desert Classic

Johannesburg, Jan 31 - World number one Rory McIlroy was firing in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic, as he hit three birdies in his last three holes on Friday to take sole possession of the lead in the tournament.

McIlroy calmly rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole on the Majlis course to finish a sensational bogey-free round of eight-under par 64 as he moved to 14-under par 130 for the tournament.

The Northern Irishman is currently in the lead with a shot over Scotland's in-form Marc Warren, who made nine birdies and two bogies in a round of seven-under par 65, the BBC reported.

McIlroy sets target on 'Green Jacket' after trophy-laden 2014 season

Rory McIlroyWellington, Nov 24 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy is eyeing the 'Green Jacket' in 2015 after he picked up the European money list trophy for the second time in three seasons on Sunday.

The US Masters has been the only major championship to elude the Northern Irishman and he has set sights to bag the Green Jacket now.

McIlroy, who tied for second at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the European Tour season-ender, said that it's not something he thought possible, adding that he would work hard and make sure he is ready for that, Stuff. co. nz reported.

McIlroy still enjoying career's golden days on world No. 1 spot as Woods slips to 17th

Rory McIlroyJohannesburg, Oct 14 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy continues to enjoy the golden days of his career after dominating the world rankings since July this year on the back of two major titles among his four wins worldwide this year.

McIlroy overtook Australian Adam Scott, who remained on top of the world rankings for a short while, thanks to three back-to-back golf championship wins, Sport24 reported.

Meanwhile, former world number one Tiger Woods, who has suffered a year marred with injuries and fitness issues, slid to the 17th place in the world rankings.

Rory McIlroy says will 'embrace' Augusta hype as he sets sight on career Grand Slam

mcilroy roryLondon, Oct 8 - Rory McIlroy has said that he is ready to "embrace the pressure" to achieve his goal of completing the career Grand Slam at next year's Masters at Augusta.

According to the BBC, McIlroy's Open Championship triumph at Hoylake secured him the third leg of the career Slam and he earned a second US PGA title three weeks later.

He said that he knew there was going to be a lot of hype going into Augusta, adding that he wouldn't mind being under the spotlight.

Wilson beats McIlroy by one stroke to win first European golf title

Oliver WilsonLondon, Oct 06 - World number 792 Oliver Wilson held on to win his first European golf title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship , beating world number one Rory McIlroy by one stroke on 17 under par.

The Englishman, making his 228th start, finished ahead of a chasing pack to win by one stroke on 17 under par. He played in the 2008 Ryder Cup but lost his European Tour card in 2012 and needed an invite to play at St Andrews.

Wilson, who bags almost 5,00,000 pounds, said that so many people had written him off and that hurt, but added that he kept believing, The BBC reported.

McIlroy bags PGA of America Player of the Year award

Rory McIlroyWellington, Sep 17 - Rory McIlroy has been named winner of the PGA of America Player of the Year 2013-14 and has also won the Vardon Trophy for the stellar performance that he put up last year.

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman, who has claimed two major titles among his four wins worldwide this year, has claimed the two awards for the second time in three seasons, reported Stuff. co. nz.

The star golfer scored an adjusted average of 68.82 through 66 complete rounds, edging Sergio Garcia (68.95), who completed 61 rounds, for the Vardon Trophy.

McIlroy aiming to recharge batteries in preparation for Ryder Cup

Rory-McIlroyLondon, Sep 06 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has insisted that he is not yet ready for the Ryder Cup and he also does not has time to reflect on his sensational summer.

McIlroy has won The Open and the PGA Championship in 2014, but insists that he hasn't had time to watch them back, The Mirror reported.

Before the world number one leads Europe against the USA in Scotland, the US PGA champ must beat the Americans twice more on their own soil, starting with this weekend's BMW Championships in Denver, where he shared the lead after the first round, followed by next week's Tour Championship, in Atlanta.

Rory McIlroy makes an 'effortless' 42k pounds per day

Rory McIlroy makes an 'effortless' 42k pounds per dayLondon, Aug 13 - Rory McIlroy doesn't even have to leave his house to earn 42,000 pounds per day.

The 25-year-old golf ace, who has reportedly made 20 million pounds since he turned professional back in 2007, had earned almost 3 million dollars, getting 3,702 pounds a shot in his last three tournaments, the Daily Star reported.

Nigel Currie, director of sports sponsorship with Brand Rapport in London, said that the player had "potential" but needed to sustain like Tiger Woods to dominate his sport.

Golf's golden boy McIlroy is an ace catcher too!

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroyLondon, Aug 12 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy reportedly pulled off a quick-reaction catch to save his US PGA trophy after claiming his second major of the year.

Following his success at The Open, McIlroy became the first British player to win back-to-back majors at Valhalla late last night. But the Northern Irishman could not relax after sinking his final putt, The Mirror reported.

Rory McIlroy's British Open victory takes him to world's No. 2

Rory-McIlroyJohannesburg, July 22 : Rory McIlroy has become the world's number two, jumping six positions, after winning the British Open on Sunday.

Australia's Adam Scott still leads the chart after finishing in a tie for fifth with countryman Marc Leishman on 12 under, five shots behind the Northern Irishman.

Sweden's Henrik Stenson drops to number three while Justin Rose of England is fourth and Spaniard Sergio Garcia climbs from ninth to fifth.

McIlroy's former mansion to play host to wedding functions

rory mcilroyLondon, Mar. 15 - The former luxury residence of Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy is reportedly now available for hire for weddings and corporate hospitality.

The two million-pound mansion, which sits in a huge plot of 14 acres in Carryduff, Co Down, comes complete with its own golf course and was reportedly shared by the former world No 1 with his ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney.

According to the Mirror, however, the house, which is now owned by TV presenter and property developer Gary McCausland, is unlikely to play host to McIlroy's nuptials to tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki .

McIlroy, Graeme McDowell one shot away from WGC Cadillac Championship lead

Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroyLondon, Mar 8 - Northern Irish golf star Rory McIlroy and his compatriot Graeme McDowell are reportedly just a shot away from the lead at the halfway stage of the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral.

The lead is held by Americans Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson , Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan, who are all under par after gusting winds caused over 100 shots to find water at the formidable re-modelled Blue Monster course.

According to the BBC, world number one Tiger Woods, who earlier in the day completed a 76- his highest score in 40 completed rounds at Doral, is six shots adrift after a

McIlroy maintains early lead in six mln-dollar Honda Classic

Rory McIlroyJohannesburg, Mar 1 - Northern Irish golf star Rory McIlroy has taken a three-shot lead in the clubhouse during Friday's second round of the six million-dollar US PGA Honda Classic, stretching his early lead in the tournament.

The world number eight stood on 11-under 129 through 36 holes at PGA National with a our-under par 66 featuring a strong finish and three stokes ahead of American Russell Henley in the clubhouse and Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge, who had 13 holes remaining.

'Relieved' McIlroy says in 'better place' after breaking 2013 duck

Johannesburg, Dec 3 - Rory McIlroy heads to his final event of the year at the Tiger Woods-hosted World Challenge this week saying he is in a better place mentally after winning his first tournament of 2013, according to reports.

According to Sport24, the Northern Irishman overhauled crowd favourite and reigning US Masters champion Adam Scott with a final round 66 to win the Australian Open on Sunday by a single shot with an 18-under-par tally.

It was his first victory for more than 12 months and came at the expense of the popular Australian, who misjudged the wind and could only manage a bogey on the last hole at Royal Sydney, the report said.

''Troubled'' McIlroy vows never to repeat ''sore tooth'' Honda middle round exit

Rory-McIlroySydney, Mar 7 : World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has once again apologized for his abrupt withdrawal from the middle of a tournament, giving a straightforward explanation and a pledge to never quit again in the middle of a round.

McIlroy had abruptly walked off the golf course in the second round of the Honda Classic on Friday, saying his head was not in the right place and then issuing a statement that his sore wisdom tooth made it difficult to concentrate, News. com. au reports.

McIlroy named global brand ambassador of Bose Corporation

Rory-McIlroyMassachusetts, Mar 1 : Bose Corporation has announced at The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida that Rory McIlroy will be a Global Brand Ambassador for the company''s headphones, portable speakers, home and automotive systems.

McIlroy joins Bose in a multi-year agreement as he begins 2013 as the number one golfer in the world. A lifelong music lover, McIlroy has been a Bose customer for years. "I''ve always chosen Bose because I''ve always wanted the best sound quality I could get," said McIlroy. "Bose products are different. And Bose is different.

‘Snow in desert’ halts star-studded golf championship in US!

‘Snow in desert’ halts star-studded golf championship in US! London, Feb 21 : A snowstorm had led to play being suspended on the opening day of a golf championship in the desert state of Arizona, leaving the participating golf stars shocked.

Golfing champions Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Luke Donald had not even teed off when the claxon sounded signaling the suspension of the opening match of the Accenture Match Play Championship, as a blizzard turned the putting greens into white before their amazed eyes, the Mirror reports.

Woods eager to battle McIlroy for top honours

tiger-woods4Sydney, Jan 15 : Ace golfer Tiger Woods is looking forward to take on world number one player Rory McIlroy in the new season after their rivalry dominated the most of last year.

The new golf season gets into full swing in Abu Dhabi this week and all eyes are on top players McIlroy and Woods, News. com. au reports.

It is the second straight year that the Northern Irishman and the American have opted to get things going in the Gulf emirate, but the situation has evolved distinctly since 12 months ago.

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy squash engagement rumours

Caroline-Wozniacki-Rory-McIlroy.jLondon, Dec 29 : Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy are not engaged, a spokesperson for the tennis player has clarified.

They couple sparked engagement rumours, after Wozniacki was spotted wearing a huge diamond and sapphire ring on her left hand, as she arrived at Brisbane International Airport with her golfer boyfriend on Friday, the Daily Mail reported.

Her square-cut jewel bore strong similarity to the Duchess of Cambridge's engagement ring from Prince William with its sapphire centre and diamond surround.

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