| Nov 28, 2014
| 8:18 AM
SYDNEY — Australian Greg Chalmers held a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Australian Open on Friday but defending champion Rory McIlroy was well-positioned for the weekend in a share of second place.
Chalmers, twice a former winner of his...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:44 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- There was not much change to the men's world rankings as there were just two changes inside the top 20 this week.
Rory McIlroy finished the year as the No. 1 ranked player as he holds a comfortable lead atop the rankings.
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:54 PM
A year to forget for an injury-plagued Tiger Woods was savored sweetly by Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy after the 'Celtic Tiger' won two majors in 2014 to regain his status as the game's leading player.
McIlroy ended a stellar campaign with four...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:15 AM
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Rising American talent Jordan Spieth shot the round of his life for an eight-under-par 63 as his rivals struggled in the Sydney wind to claim his second professional title by six strokes at the Australian Open on Sunday.
| Dec 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
It isn't too often that Tiger Woods gets enthusiastic about finishing a tournament 26 strokes off the lead.
But the grin on his face after the Hero World Challenge in early December had nothing to do with the score and everything to do with playing...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Golf, 2014 in review
• With all those Scottish fans chanting and singing and the photographers jostling for position, it seemed as if Rory McIlroy might get swallowed up by the crowd. Extricating himself for the briefest of moments, the...
| Dec 29, 2014
CLERMONT — Madison Bumgarner got Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year award. With all due respect to him, Russell Wilson, Rory McIlroy and other stars, I'll take Sid Beckwith.
He plays golf six days a week and has a girlfriend. Those factors...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't paired together for the first two rounds of the Australian Open because organizers wanted to split their marquee players among morning and afternoon groups for the spectators and television.
After Thursday's opening...
| Nov 28, 2014
By Nick Mulvenney
SYDNEY — Rising American talent Jordan Spieth upstaged Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott with a four-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open on Thursday.
The 21-year-old Texan,...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:34 PM
No one should worry about Billy Horschel getting pumped up for the Ryder Cup. He has a plan.
The hottest golfer in the world right now, Horschel knows the U.S. team needs something special to upset the favored Europeans over three days of cutthroat...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:36 PM
AKRON, Ohio -- Rory McIlroy birdied four of the first five holes on Sunday to grab the lead, and he went on to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational by two strokes.
McIlroy closed with his second straight 4-under 66 to end at 15-under-par 265. The win...