Latest Rory McIlroy News

Kitayama leads Pebble Beach as the worst of the wind looms

Feb. 03, 2023 22:04 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kurt Kitayama is starting to feel more comfortable each time he gets in contention on the PGA Tour, and the Californian can only hope that's the case going into the weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Kitayama opened with 10 straight pars before...

US Open champ Ogilvy back from Down Under and back to golf

Feb. 03, 2023 11:21 AM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — No matter what golf course design Geoff Ogilvy had in his head or on paper, he spent the better part of three years staring into a computer screen for video calls on those projects until he realized what he had been missing. “Golf is still the best job...

Column: The only rivalry in golf is about tours, not players

Jan. 31, 2023 12:20 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jon Rahm began his year by winning two in a row on the PGA Tour. Rory McIlroy began his year with birdies on the last two holes to win in Dubai. This would seem to have the look of golf's latest rivalry in the making, except that it will be difficult to...

McIlroy overcomes Reed, wins Dubai Desert Classic by 1 shot

Jan. 30, 2023 11:26 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy watched his 15-foot birdie putt roll into the cup, clenched his fist and let out a roar to celebrate a victory that felt bigger and sweeter than most. Because of the guy he beat as much as the big title he won. The...

McIlroy and Reed both 6-under after 1st round in Dubai

Jan. 27, 2023 10:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed produced big first-round finishes at the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday in what could lead to an intriguing showdown as the competition heads to a Monday conclusion. LIV Golf series players Richard Bland and Ian...

Reed fares better than McIlroy after delayed start in Dubai

Jan. 26, 2023 11:56 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Patrick Reed fared better than Rory McIlroy after some pre-tournament friction as the Dubai Desert Classic got off to a wet start Thursday with only 11 players managing to finish their weather-affected first rounds. Play only began at the European...

McIlroy snubs Reed, in no mood for reconciliation in Dubai

Jan. 25, 2023 17:12 PM EST

Another battle between Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed began to take shape Wednesday. As one of the most vocal critics of the LIV Golf breakaway league, McIlroy felt mentally drained at the end of last year and decided to put his clubs away for a few weeks. “It’s...

Column: Rahm's big run is putting everyone in golf on notice

Jan. 24, 2023 11:25 AM EST

Davis Thompson, a 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie and former No. 1 amateur, needed only five words to indicate the odds he faced in the final round of The American Express. “I'm playing against Jon Rahm.” This isn't the first time Rahm has been regarded as among golf's...

PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines, European tour stays in UAE

Jan. 24, 2023 09:58 AM EST

PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego Course: Torrey Pines GC — South Course (Yardage: 7,765. Par: 72.) and North Course (Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72.) Prize money: $8.7 million. Winner's share: $1.566 million. ...

Column: PGA Tour fields may go from Who's Who to Who's That?

Jan. 17, 2023 12:56 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Activity on the practice range at Waialae used to be predictable. Instead of standing behind players to watch their swings, the more common move was to stand to the side and try to inconspicuously look at the front of the golf bag to see whose name was on it. Such...