Latest Rory McIlroy News

Golf officials to roll back ball for pros and weekend hackers alike. Not everyone is happy

Dec. 06, 2023 09:02 AM EST

Golf's ruling bodies are changing the equipment testing to make sure the golf ball goes shorter for everyone from Tiger Woods to the amateur who plays public courses on the weekend. The USGA and R&A announced its decision Wednesday, capping more than five years of intensive study...

Luke Donald stays on as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2025 after overwhelming backing of players

Nov. 29, 2023 10:30 AM EST

Rory McIlroy and his teammates wanted it. The European tour wanted it. And, after some reflection, Luke Donald wanted it, too. Emboldened by seemingly unanimous backing, Donald accepted an offer to stay on as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for its defense of the 17-inch golden trophy in...

Column: The rich new PGA Tour is not about the haves and have nots. It's the haves and have more

Nov. 28, 2023 11:20 AM EST

Thoughts and prayers for the players who only kept full PGA Tour cards without guaranteed access to the signature events. They belong to the other tour in 2024, which still beats working in the lumber yard. The tour has yet to announce prize money for next year except...

Azinger and NBC don't renew contract. Now the question becomes who's next in the booth

Nov. 21, 2023 07:53 AM EST

Nothing ramps up speculation in golf like an opening in the broadcast booth. Paul Azinger and NBC Sports failed to reach an agreement on a new contract for the lead analyst. Those close to Azinger said he had planned on working one more year, but NBC has been in a cost-cutting mode...

Column: From Lubbock to sudden stardom, Swedish star Aberg not easily distracted. Even by LIV

Nov. 21, 2023 07:48 AM EST

So much feels like so long ago for Ludvig Aberg. “Everything is a long way from Lubbock,” Aberg playfully replied Sunday after winning at Sea Island. The question was more about time than distance, though they apply equally. Texas Tech failed to reach match play in...

Jordan Spieth to finish Rory McIlroy's term on PGA Tour board

Nov. 20, 2023 15:22 PM EST

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Spieth is replacing Rory McIlroy on the PGA Tour policy board and will finish out the term that runs until the end of next year. McIlroy, the first international player elected to the board, said last week he no longer felt he had the time and...

TGL to postpone tech league until 2025 because of dome damage to Florida arena

Nov. 20, 2023 12:06 PM EST

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will wait until 2025 to launch their tech-infused TGL competition because of damage to the Florida arena that was going to take too long to repair and create scheduling problems for television and players. The six-team league was supposed to debut on Jan....

Nicolai Hojgaard produces big finish to win season-ending World Tour Championship

Nov. 19, 2023 09:49 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nicolai Hojgaard claimed the biggest title of his career Sunday after running off five straight birdies down the stretch to win the season-ending World Tour Championship by two strokes. The 22-year-old Dane delivered a clinic in iron play to set...

McIlroy stalls, Hovland soars and Hojgaard leads by 2 shots at World Tour Championship

Nov. 17, 2023 12:00 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland and Tommy Fleetwood were in a group of marquee players moving into contention at the season-ending World Tour Championship on Friday. Rory McIlroy wasn't among them. While the No. 2-ranked McIlroy was, in...

Awkward lie: Rory McIlroy's ball lodges in the lap of a spectator at World Tour Championship

Nov. 16, 2023 07:32 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was the most awkward lie of the day for Rory McIlroy. The four-time major winner’s tee shot on the par-3 13th hole at the World Tour Championship on Thursday somehow landed in the lap of a female spectator as she lay on grass to the right of...