McIlroy, Rory

SANDWICH, England — Just ahead of the British Open at Royal St. George’s Golf Club, Edward Kitson walked briskly through the dunes on Wednesday night, making his way to the clubhouse and thinking back to last year. The Open was...
  • July 15, 2021
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By every measure, Rory McIlroy is in the prime of his career. And given recent performances by players in their 40s and 50s on the PGA Tour, McIlroy, 32, who is originally from Northern Ireland, has decades to go before...
  • July 14, 2021
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SAN DIEGO — There were plenty of intriguing story lines, but little sizzle, in the opening half of the 2021 United States Open. Richard Bland of England, who qualified for the championship by winning his first European Tour event after...
  • June 19, 2021
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The fans who follow professional golf can cite plenty of memorable moments over the years from the Masters, the United States Open and the British Open. That isn’t necessarily the case with the least glamorous of the four majors, the...
  • May 19, 2021
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“I’m in a completely different place in life,” he said. “Yeah, everything has changed, really.” He continued: “I think a lot has changed for the better. I’m standing up here probably more confident in myself, happier with where I am...
  • May 19, 2021
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — A golf course does not have feelings. Or does it? It would be the easiest way to explain the revenge Augusta National Golf Club exacted on the field in the first round of the Masters tournament on...
  • April 8, 2021
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, two of Tiger Woods’s closest friends on the PGA Tour, said Tuesday that they had recently visited Woods at his Florida home and were encouraged by how he was handling the recovery...
  • April 6, 2021
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Throughout the second round of the Players Championship on Friday, an entertaining crew of the world’s best golfers vied for the tournament lead. But for several hours, most fans were transfixed by a different matter:...
  • March 12, 2021
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — When Sergio García was asked on Thursday how he ended up leading the Players Championship with a first-round 65 while Rory McIlroy, who was part of the same threesome, shot a seven-over-par 79, García raised...
  • March 11, 2021
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BRADENTON, Fla. — Although he was atop the leaderboard, Collin Morikawa stumbled repeatedly on Saturday and Sunday at the PGA Tour’s Workday Championship, even calling one of his setbacks “stupidity at its finest.” But surmounting the unsettling vicissitudes of golf...
  • February 28, 2021
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