| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The 2014 European Tour's championship finale lacks some drama this week, with Rory McIlroy already clinching the season-long Race to Dubai title. So runner-up Henrik Stenson needs to find an alternate motivation.
At the very least, the Swedish golfer...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:12 AM
A long-running lawsuit against his former management company has Rory McIlroy feeling "annoyed," but the world's top-ranked golfer says he is trying to focus on finishing the season with a bang.
Speaking to reporters before the DP World Tour...