Latest Rory McIlroy News

Woods, McIlroy, Thomas to skip Honda Classic

Feb. 21, 2020 8:10 PM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has decided not to play the Honda Classic for the second straight year, and he has company. Woods did not enter the tournament near his home in South Florida for the second straight year. That wasn't a big surprise because he had said at the Genesis Invitational...

Bryson DeChambeau of the United States follows his tee off at the tenth hole during the second round for the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Bryson DeChambeau birdies his way to 1-shot lead in Mexico

Feb. 21, 2020 7:35 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau kept making so many birdies in the Mexico Championship that when he rolled in his ninth one from 45 feet, all he could do was throw his hands in the air in pure wonder. He wasn't alone Friday in making birdies, although Rory McIlroy would like to have joined the party....

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, right, speaks with Tommy Fleetwood of England as they wait at the second tee off during the first round of the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

McIlroy roars out to a 2-shot lead in Mexico Championship

Feb. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy switched back to his old putter for the Mexico Championship and it made a world of difference. It helps that he's still hitting the ball like the No. 1 player in the world. McIlroy ripped a 4-iron from 275 yards into the thin air at Chapultepec to 15 feet for eagle on his...

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits out of a bunker onto the 17th green during the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Rory McIlroy delivers strong rejection to proposed new tour

Feb. 19, 2020 5:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy became the first top player to publicly reject the idea of a proposed new tour, saying he values his choice of where to play over whatever money the Premier Golf League is promising. “I would like to be on the right side of history on this one,” McIlroy said...

Abraham Ancer of Mexico hits from the 16th tee during the third round of the Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Red Sea resort of King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

After pairing with Woods, Ancer reaching a higher altitude

Feb. 19, 2020 4:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Abraham Ancer knows all about altitude, and not just the thin air at Chapultepec Golf Club where he returns to the Mexico Championship under entirely different circumstances. He played in this World Golf Championship the last two years because of a provision in the criteria that a spot...

Scott Scheffler follows through on the third tee during the final round of The American Express golf tournament on the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

With steady play, Scottie Scheffler going places in a hurry

Feb. 18, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Most satisfying to Scottie Scheffler in his rookie season on the PGA Tour is his steady, consistent play. It has him going places in a hurry. One year ago, Scheffler missed the cut in a Korn Ferry Tour event in Florida and was No. 830 in the world. Now he is in his first World Golf...

Adam Scott, of Australia, reacts after finishing the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Scott won the tourney.(AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Adam Scott wins at Riviera, and this time it counts

Feb. 16, 2020 8:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott contemplated the safe shot to get him out of his mess on the 15th hole at Riviera, knowing it would probably cost him his two-shot lead but not yet the tournament. On a Sunday filled with big blunders and untimely mistakes, Scott changed his mind. “I thought,...

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits his second shot on the second hole during the third round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

McIlroy, Scott, Kuchar share lead at Riviera; Woods falters

Feb. 15, 2020 7:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Put together the best field of the year on a course players regard as one of the ultimate tests, and the result is a final round at Riviera loaded with possibilities. Rory McIlroy kept patient through some missed opportunities by making enough birdies for a 3-under 68. Adam Scott,...

Tiger Woods watches his second shot on the fifth hole during the second round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Kuchar leads by 2 at Riviera as Woods falls 9 shots behind

Feb. 14, 2020 9:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar made a mess of the easiest hole at Riviera. He couldn't find the fairway and felt he was on the defensive all afternoon Friday in the Genesis Invitational. He was good enough with the short irons that Kuchar still managed a 2-under 69 and built a two-shot lead over Rory...

Tiger Woods tees off on the third hole during the first round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Kuchar shoots 64 to lead Riviera; Tiger wastes strong start

Feb. 13, 2020 8:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods began with an unknowing tribute to Kobe Bryant by making an eagle putt that optical cameras measured at 24 feet, 8 inches. He ended his opening round with a reminder that getting around Riviera unscathed is no small task. That's what made Matt Kuchar's day all the more...