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Watney's Covid test came after he had shared putting green with Rory McIlroy
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# Rory McIlroy

Watney's Covid test came after he had shared putting green with Rory McIlroy

Jun 20th 2020, 1:37 PM 3,889 Views 2 Comments

The 39-year-old American fell ill yesterday.

'I wasn’t particularly comfortable out there' - McIlroy struggles as Poulter shares the lead
# The Heritage
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# The Heritage

'I wasn’t particularly comfortable out there' - McIlroy struggles as Poulter shares the lead

Updated Jun 18th 2020, 11:38 PM 7,464 Views 7 Comments

It was a tough day too for Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell.

No joy for Rory McIlroy as Daniel Berger wins at Colonial in US PGA virus return
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# Conclusion

No joy for Rory McIlroy as Daniel Berger wins at Colonial in US PGA virus return

Jun 15th 2020, 12:33 AM 6,255 Views 1 Comment

The 27-year-old Floridian parred the first playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Collin Morikawa.

'Some people ask: "Is Tiger a nice guy?" It’s not even a relevant question'
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# Complex

'Some people ask: "Is Tiger a nice guy?" It’s not even a relevant question'

Jun 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,950 Views 5 Comments

Michael Bambeger chats to The42 about his new book on the US golf star.

McIlroy three shots off the lead heading into the final round at Colonial
# Charles Schwab Challenge
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# Charles Schwab Challenge

McIlroy three shots off the lead heading into the final round at Colonial

Jun 13th 2020, 11:57 PM 4,844 Views 3 Comments

Xander Schauffele tops the leaderboard ahead of Sunday’s play.

McIlroy makes second round charge on PGA return at Colonial
# Charles Schwab Challenge
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# Charles Schwab Challenge

McIlroy makes second round charge on PGA return at Colonial

Jun 12th 2020, 7:24 PM 18,930 Views 11 Comments

Rory McIlroy is two shots off leader Harold Varner III.

'I thought it was going to feel more different': Rory reacts as the PGA tour returns
# Tee Time
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# Tee Time

'I thought it was going to feel more different': Rory reacts as the PGA tour returns

Jun 12th 2020, 9:54 AM 4,000 Views 0 Comments

McIlroy sits five shots off the early leaders at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas.

‘The only time I got near George Best was in the queue for the jacks’
# Genius Week
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# Genius Week

‘The only time I got near George Best was in the queue for the jacks’

Jun 4th 2020, 12:00 PM 20,223 Views 1 Comment

How do you stop the best players on the planet weaving their magic? Garry Doyle spoke to the men who got up close and personal with George Best, Pele, Maradona, Rory McIlroy and Jonah Lomu.

McIlroy wants Ryder Cup postponed until 2021
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# Hello Wisconsin

McIlroy wants Ryder Cup postponed until 2021

May 26th 2020, 11:46 AM 2,962 Views 5 Comments

‘The players are the ones that make the Ryder Cup and if they don’t want to play then there isn’t a Ryder Cup.’

Trump responds to McIlroy as charity golf tournament raises €5 million for Covid-19 causes
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# Fundraising

Trump responds to McIlroy as charity golf tournament raises €5 million for Covid-19 causes

May 18th 2020, 11:17 AM 10,063 Views 1 Comment

The world number one took part in the TaylorMade Driving Relief skins event with Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff.

Rory McIlroy 'probably wouldn't' golf again with Trump
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

Rory McIlroy 'probably wouldn't' golf again with Trump

May 15th 2020, 9:12 PM 43,271 Views 91 Comments

The 31-year-old star has not been impressed with the US President’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson set to return to course for charity this month
# Golf
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# Golf

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson set to return to course for charity this month

Updated May 4th 2020, 7:15 PM 18,798 Views 14 Comments

Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff will also take part in a charity event to raise money for coronavirus charities.

'Ryder Cup without fans is not a Ryder Cup. I would rather delay it until 2021' - McIlroy
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# Opinion

'Ryder Cup without fans is not a Ryder Cup. I would rather delay it until 2021' - McIlroy

Apr 22nd 2020, 8:12 AM 3,386 Views 7 Comments

The world number one backs the players who are opposed to playing the tournament without spectators.

New Masters date could be what I need to win first green jacket – Rory McIlroy
# Mr November
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# Mr November

New Masters date could be what I need to win first green jacket – Rory McIlroy

Apr 13th 2020, 12:59 PM 6,658 Views 10 Comments

The Masters will be played on 12-15 November after the coronavirus outbreak caused havoc on the golf calendar.

JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor postponed for 12 months due to Covid-19 crisis
# Pushed Back
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# Pushed Back

JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor postponed for 12 months due to Covid-19 crisis

Apr 7th 2020, 3:29 PM 20,562 Views 17 Comments

The tournament will take place on 5-6 July 2021 at the same venue.

Rory McIlroy says Masters should go behind closed doors
# Health Crisis
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# Health Crisis

Rory McIlroy says Masters should go behind closed doors

Mar 13th 2020, 10:20 AM 6,103 Views 10 Comments

Irishman’s stance backed up fellow players.

McDowell shines brightest on day one at Players Championship as McIlroy produces big finish
# Early Doors
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# Early Doors

McDowell shines brightest on day one at Players Championship as McIlroy produces big finish

Mar 12th 2020, 11:20 PM 6,206 Views 1 Comment

Shane Lowry was also in action in Florida.

'I missed the cut and ended up getting kicked out of bars for having a fake ID... I’ve come a long way!'
# Flashback
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# Flashback

'I missed the cut and ended up getting kicked out of bars for having a fake ID... I’ve come a long way!'

Mar 11th 2020, 12:07 PM 13,118 Views 3 Comments

Rory McIlroy recalls his debut at Sawgrass as he aims to win a second Players Championship in a row.

McIlroy's challenge fades on final day as Hatton wins Arnold Palmer Invitational From The42

McIlroy's challenge fades on final day as Hatton wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

Mar 8th 2020, 10:38 PM 6,655 Views 6 Comments

It was another poor Sunday from the world number one at Bay Hill.

Kang, Hatton share halfway lead at windy Bay Hill, McIlroy in the hunt
# As It Stands
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# As It Stands

Kang, Hatton share halfway lead at windy Bay Hill, McIlroy in the hunt

Mar 6th 2020, 11:59 PM 2,940 Views 0 Comments

The leading duo were one stroke in front of New Zealand’s Danny Lee.

'I didn't like where the money was coming from' - McIlroy defends Premier Golf League criticism
# Speaking Out
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# Speaking Out

'I didn't like where the money was coming from' - McIlroy defends Premier Golf League criticism

Mar 6th 2020, 11:52 AM 8,453 Views 12 Comments

The world number one says he’s loyal to the PGA.

McIlroy: 'If I started to try and gear up for Augusta in January...my head would be absolutely fried'
# Short Game
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# Short Game

McIlroy: 'If I started to try and gear up for Augusta in January...my head would be absolutely fried'

Mar 4th 2020, 9:11 PM 4,855 Views 3 Comments

‘It’s not as if I’m out on whatever hole here and thinking, ‘This is the fifth hole at Augusta and this is the tee shot I need.’’

McIlroy confirmed to play at this year's Irish Open after missing out in 2019
# He's Back
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# He's Back

McIlroy confirmed to play at this year's Irish Open after missing out in 2019

Feb 28th 2020, 4:45 PM 3,931 Views 3 Comments

The world number one is set to return to the tournament, which will be held at Mount Juliet in May.

Patrick Reed wins in Mexico as Rory McIlroy comes fifth
# Reed And Right
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# Reed And Right

Patrick Reed wins in Mexico as Rory McIlroy comes fifth

Feb 24th 2020, 8:09 AM 6,968 Views 3 Comments

McIlroy began the last round well but could not climb up the leaderboard.

Thomas seizes one-stroke lead in Mexico as McIlroy sits in joint-fourth
# Golf
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# Golf

Thomas seizes one-stroke lead in Mexico as McIlroy sits in joint-fourth

Feb 23rd 2020, 12:51 AM 5,358 Views 3 Comments

Justin Thomas leads Patrick Reed and Erik van Rooye at the WGC Mexico Championship.

Birdie-birdie finish as McIlroy sets early pace with 65 in Mexico
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# Man In Black

Birdie-birdie finish as McIlroy sets early pace with 65 in Mexico

Feb 20th 2020, 11:09 PM 5,325 Views 4 Comments

World number one gets off to a fast start at WGC-Mexico Championship.

'I'm out' - McIlroy opposed to joining breakaway Premier Golf League
# Potentially Fatal Blow
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# Potentially Fatal Blow

'I'm out' - McIlroy opposed to joining breakaway Premier Golf League

Feb 19th 2020, 5:48 PM 30,921 Views 19 Comments

The world number one is not interested in competing in the proposed new tour.

Scott wins Genesis Invitational as McIlroy falls short
# Conclusion
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# Conclusion

Scott wins Genesis Invitational as McIlroy falls short

Feb 16th 2020, 11:50 PM 7,308 Views 2 Comments

The world number one Rory McIlroy fired a two-over-par 73.

McIlroy shares lead heading into final round at Riviera
# LA Story
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# LA Story

McIlroy shares lead heading into final round at Riviera

Feb 16th 2020, 10:05 AM 6,701 Views 0 Comments

A crucial birdie on the 13th kept the Holywood man in the running.

McIlroy fires six birdies to sit two shots off lead at halfway mark in California
# In Contention
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# In Contention

McIlroy fires six birdies to sit two shots off lead at halfway mark in California

Feb 15th 2020, 10:58 AM 5,213 Views 1 Comment

American Matt Kuchar continues to lead at the Genesis Invitational.

Two eagles puts McIlroy in contention while Woods slips after bright start
# Day 1
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# Day 1

Two eagles puts McIlroy in contention while Woods slips after bright start

Feb 14th 2020, 9:24 AM 5,114 Views 1 Comment

American golfer Matt Kuchar is currently in the lead at the Genesis Invitational.

Rory McIlroy is a genuine great – he deserves more respect
# Rough Justice
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# Rough Justice

Rory McIlroy is a genuine great – he deserves more respect

Feb 12th 2020, 5:02 PM 6,957 Views 10 Comments

McIlroy is back on top of the world rankings but we are all guilty of taking his genius for granted.

Rory McIlroy set for return to world number one spot for first time since 2015
# Back On Top
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# Back On Top

Rory McIlroy set for return to world number one spot for first time since 2015

Feb 3rd 2020, 4:52 PM 8,216 Views 2 Comments

He will dethrone Brooks Koepka in a rare instance of not even needing to play this week.

Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied
# Aussie Rules
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# Aussie Rules

Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied

Jan 27th 2020, 7:59 AM 4,446 Views 1 Comment

Rory McIlroy could have regained the world number one ranking with a Farmers Insurance Open victory.

Rahm leads the way but McIlroy firmly in contention at Torrey Pines
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# Latest

Rahm leads the way but McIlroy firmly in contention at Torrey Pines

Jan 26th 2020, 9:10 AM 4,944 Views 1 Comment

Rory McIlroy sits in third place in the Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard heading into the final round.

Palmer takes control with 62 as Tiger, McIlroy battle
# Ploughing On
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# Ploughing On

Palmer takes control with 62 as Tiger, McIlroy battle

Jan 25th 2020, 9:17 AM 5,773 Views 2 Comments

The Holywood native struggled to make an impression at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Tiger Woods opens with solid 69, Rory McIlroy shares third at Torrey Pines
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# As It Stands

Tiger Woods opens with solid 69, Rory McIlroy shares third at Torrey Pines

Jan 24th 2020, 8:23 AM 3,707 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Sebastian Cappelen and Keegan Bradley are the joint leaders.

The Gambler: Des Smyth on how he carved out a career in cut-throat pro game
# Good Hustle
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# Good Hustle

The Gambler: Des Smyth on how he carved out a career in cut-throat pro game

Jan 11th 2020, 7:30 AM 10,332 Views 2 Comments

At first, he was an unlikely Pro. Six seasons it took him to win on the European Tour, scrapping out a living until that breakthrough moment in 1979. From there, his career took off. Des Smyth relives an astonishing golfing life.

'There's a morality to it' - Rory McIlroy turns down multi-million-dollar Saudi tournament
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# Rain Check

'There's a morality to it' - Rory McIlroy turns down multi-million-dollar Saudi tournament

Dec 10th 2019, 3:00 PM 42,108 Views 39 Comments

The Holywood native says he has no interest in playing there next month.

McIlroy: People like to kick Reed when he's down
# Sympathy
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# Sympathy

McIlroy: People like to kick Reed when he's down

Dec 9th 2019, 7:43 PM 9,647 Views 3 Comments

The Holywood native feels the 2018 Masters champion had been given a particularly rough time.