McIlroy ends season with a $15 million bang at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy marched to the 18th green Sunday at East Lake with victory in hand and $15 million in the bank. Even better was what he saw — and heard — behind him. The scene was all too familiar. The gallery ducked under the ropes and rushed to encircle the green to […]

McIlroy shoots 62, leads Koepka by stroke in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nobody likes missing the cut by a stroke, and doing it in a major championship at home hurts even more. Rory McIlroy is showing he can bounce back quickly. McIlroy shot an 8-under 62 on Saturday in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take a one-stroke lead over Brooks Koepka at […]

Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy can only watch on the weekend […]

Woods meets his match in Lucas Bjerregaard at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The conditions were severe. The high stakes put a premium on every shot down the stretch. Tiger Woods was in his element. Only this time, he was a spectator. Woods finally met his match Saturday in the Dell Technologies Match Play, and it wasn’t Rory McIlroy. Lucas Bjerregaard delivered the clutch […]

Reed builds 3-shot lead over McIlroy at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The only thunder was on the ground, not in the sky, a series of ear-splitting roars for Patrick Reed and his two eagles, Rory McIlroy and his final birdie, and everyone else who tried desperately to keep up with them in the Masters. “The roars … it’s hard not to know […]