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# Rory McIlroy

This week
28th May 2023 - 2nd June 2023
# Golf
'I certainly think Brooks deserves to be on the team' - McIlroy backs LIV rebel for Ryder Cup
Rory says Koepka has earned the right following his PGA Championship triumph.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# relaxed
McIlroy accepts that 'lower expectations' worked in favour at US PGA
The 34-year-old followed an opening 71 with three straight 69s to finish two under par, seven shots behind winner Brooks Koepka.
# fighting for the bigger prize
Koepka leaves McIlroy in the shade to stake his claim as the best golfer of his generation
Koepka won his fifth major title at Oak Hill, and now, Rory McIlroy has fewer majors than someone younger than him.
# back on top
Koepka takes one-shot lead into final round at PGA Championship, McIlroy five shots back
Koepka’s Saturday 66 gives him a one-shot lead over Viktor Hovland and Corey Conners.
Last month
May 2023
# improvement
Lowry in the hunt after day two of US PGA while McIlroy 'can't believe' he's five off lead
It was another disappointing day for Seamus Power, meanwhile.
# Must do better
Rory McIlroy ‘fighting something’ at US PGA
Meanwhile, Padraig Harrington finished the day on two-over.
# Must do better
Rory McIlroy ‘fighting something’ at US PGA
Meanwhile, Padraig Harrington finished the day on two-over.
# Focused
McIlroy to avoid LIV talk in bid to rediscover top form
McIlroy feels he is near the form he needs to win his first major title since 2014.
# Wells Fargo
Wyndham Clark takes lead with stunning 63 at Quail Hollow, Seamus Power leads Irish challenge
Power’s 67 has left him with an outside shot of competing for the title on Sunday.
McIlroy scrapes by while Power is five off Wells Fargo lead
Disappointment for Shane Lowry as he misses cut with Englishman Tyrrell Hatton shares top spot in Charlotte.
# Off the Mark
Tommy Fleetwood sets early pace as Rory McIlroy makes solid return
Shane Lowry is also in action at the tournament in North Carolina.
# Off the Mark
McIlroy and Power make positive starts at Wells Fargo Championship
Shane Lowry is also in action at the tournament in North Carolina.
# Fine
PGA boss confirms Rory McIlroy to lose $3 million
The golf star failed to meet the obligations he helped create regarding designated events, ESPN and Sports Illustrated reported.
This year
# More Misery
The agony goes on: Rory McIlroy to miss the cut at the Masters after wretched 77
McIlroy shot a five-over par round to end another challenge at the career Grand Slam.
# ear-pods
Mic'd up Rory McIlroy goes live during Masters
Northern Irishman wore ear-pods at times during his first round of level-par 72.
# Another slow start
More opening-day woe leaves McIlroy's Masters dream hanging by a thread
McIlroy struggled to an even-par 72 to trail the leaders by seven shots at Augusta National.
# feeling good
Rory McIlroy in a ‘good place’ for Masters bid after ‘breakthrough’ last year
Since winning the Open Championship in 2014, McIlroy has had eight attempts to win a green jacket.
# penultimate hurdle
Rory McIlroy disappointed to miss out on final as Sam Burns wins in Austin
World number one Scottie Scheffler was also upset in the last four.
# WGC Match Play
Rory McIlroy disappointed to miss out on final as Sam Burns wins in Austin
McIlroy went on to beat Scheffler 2&1 in the third/fourth place play-off.
# Onwards
Rory McIlroy rallies late to reach WGC Match Play semi-finals
McIlroy will face face American Cam Young next.
# Take a Bow
Rory McIlroy through in Austin after rolling back years to outwit Keegan Bradley
The Holywood native eased to a 3&2 victory to win group three with a 100% record.
# Off the Mark
McIlroy has 'one eye on Augusta' after winning WGC Match Play Championship opener
Séamus Power and Shane Lowry both lost their opening matches at Austin Country Club.
# preference
Rory McIlroy backs ‘unpopular’ shorter ball proposal with majors on his mind
The Holywood man said he could choose to play it in PGA Tour tournaments even if not adopted on the US circuit.
# PGA Tour
McIlroy, Lowry and Power discover groups for World Match Play in Texas
The action begins tomorrow.
# Tee to green
Lowry, McIlroy and Power have issues to solve as the Masters hovers into view
Only Lowry made the cut at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
# Battling Back
Gutsy Lowry makes cut at Players Championship but McIlroy goes home
Seamus Power also missed the cut as the second round was belatedly finished today.
# as it stands
Rory McIlroy in danger of missing cut at storm-hit Players Championship
He dropped two more shots in his opening 10 holes of the second round.
# Round 2
Lowry and Power set to miss cut as Rahm withdraws from Players Championship
Lowry looks set to miss the cut by one shot.
# disappointing
McIlroy and Lowry struggle in opening round of Players Championship
McIlroy’s hopes of returning to world number one took a hit in the first round.
# Frustration
Rory McIlroy falls agonisingly short at Arnold Palmer Invitational
Kurt Kitayama kept his cool in a nerve-shredding final round to clinch the first PGA Tour victory of his much-traveled career.
# Golf
McIlroy makes strong charge at Bay Hill, mixed fortunes for Harrington and Lowry
McIlroy is three shots off leader Kurt Kitayama.
# change is coming
'I love it' - McIlroy hails PGA Tour's new-look plan
The move follows discussions between the tour and top players such as McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
# Mixed Fortunes
Rahm wins Genesis Invitational to return to World Number 1, Woods cites progress
Meanwhile, Shane Lowry and Seamus Power were the most impressive Irish performers.
# Round 3
Rahm takes 3-shot advantage, Power leads Irish contingent
Rahm can return to the number one ranking with a victory as he chases a third US PGA Tour title of 2023.
# Back in action
Woods impresses on return to PGA Tour, McIlroy makes strong start
Woods birdied the final three holes in his first competitive round since last year’s Open Championship.
# Winner winner
Scheffler overtakes McIlroy as world number one after Phoenix Open victory
Seamus Power secured a top-20 finish in Arizona.
# moving day
McIlroy's reign as world number one under threat after stuttering third round
McIlroy is nine shots behind tournament leader Scottie Scheffler, who can overtake him in the world rankings this weekend.
# as it stands
Scheffler and Rahm threaten McIlroy's number one status at Phoenix Open
Darkness halted play in the US PGA Tour event at TPC Scottsdale, which has been in catch-up mode since a morning frost delay on Thursday.
# PGA Tour
McIlroy and Lowry struggle while Power is disrupted by darkness at Phoenix Open
Contrasting fortunes for the Irish trio, with Canadian pair Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin sharing the lead.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy believes he has never been a more ‘complete’ player
The 33-year-old has won two of his last three events.