Latest Rory McIlroy News

Column: Rivalries in golf require more than a great year

Nov. 5, 2019 3:52 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — The question was in Chinese, so Rory McIlroy stared aimlessly until his eyes widened suddenly upon hearing two words he could understand. Brooks Koepka. McIlroy could only smile, and when the reporter finally finished his question, the interpreter at the HSBC Champions looked over at him...

Charles Howell III takes family on 'once-in-a-lifetime' trip

Nov. 5, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Not long after Charles Howell III finished his final round in Las Vegas, he packed up for a trip to Asia he never imagined taking. It wasn't just for golf. And he wasn't alone. Howell took his wife and two children on a five-week tour of Asia that isn't over yet. It started with a week in...

Golf Glance

Nov. 5, 2019 9:24 AM EST

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS CHARLES SCHWAB CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Phoenix. Course: Phoenix CC. Yardage: 6,763. Par: 71. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 3:30-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel). Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $440,000. Defending champion: Vijay...

Mickelson's streak of 26 years in the top 50 comes to an end

Nov. 4, 2019 12:27 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — The streak ended with little fanfare, and that was just fine with Phil Mickelson. He slashed his way to a tie for 28th in the HSBC Champions, with only 100 or so fans following along. Mickelson played his last nine holes right behind Rory McIlroy, but only because Lefty was in the first...

Rory McIroy wins HSBC Champions in playoff

Nov. 3, 2019 7:34 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Rory McIlroy thought he did everything he needed to win the HSBC Champions on Sunday, and then Xander Schauffele made him do a little more. McIlroy delivered all the right shots in the playoff, smashing driver down the fairway and hitting 4-iron into 25 feet on the par-5 closing hole at...

McIlroy wins HSBC Champions in a playoff over Schauffele

Nov. 3, 2019 6:05 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Given another shot at winning the HSBC Champions, Rory McIlroy delivered his best of the day. Even though he never trailed over the last 14 holes Sunday, and he didn't make a bogey all weekend, McIlroy felt fortunate to be standing on the tee at the par-5 18th in a playoff with defending...

McIlroy takes 1-shot lead into final round in Shanghai

Nov. 2, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — On a day when eight players had a chance to take the lead at the HSBC Champions, Rory McIlroy found the best way to move forward was to not go backward. He didn't get the most out of his round Saturday at Sheshan International. But he had the lead. "I'm not going to complain," McIlroy said...

Fitzpatrick takes 1-shot lead over McIlroy in Shanghai

Nov. 1, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Already with three victories and a career-best 17 finishes in the top 10, Rory McIlroy has put himself in position to add to those totals going into the weekend at the HSBC Champions. He made a mess of the 16th hole Friday and escaped with bogey after hitting three tee shots (only two of...

Li delights home crowd and takes lead in Shanghai

Oct. 31, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Li Haotong has come a long way in the HSBC Champions, which he realized before hitting any of his 64 shots Thursday that carried him to a one-shot lead. Standing next to him on the tee was Phil Mickelson, a longtime golf idol. Li was part of the HSBC junior program when this World Golf...

McIlroy looking to end a great year on a big note

Oct. 30, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Already the FedEx Cup champion and PGA Tour player of the year, Rory McIlroy has found plenty of motivation toward the back end of the year. Most of it is geared toward reaping rewards next year. McIlroy is coming off a tie for third last week in Japan, a tournament he was never going to...