Tags: McIlroy, Rory

In Match Play, Rory McIlroy Melts Down Early, and Tiger Woods Is Stunned Late

AUSTIN, Tex. — Rory McIlroy never trailed in his first three matches at Austin Country Club, advancing to the round of 16 at the World Golf Championships match-play event without having to play the 17th or 18th holes. He was looking to extend his front-running ways in an elimination match against Tiger Woods, whose superlative…

Rory McIlroy Fends Off All Challengers to Win Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Rory McIlroy’s Sunday drive at TPC Sawgrass was far from leisurely. He spent most of the final round of the Players Championship stuck in his lane in a logjam, pumping his brakes while players grew larger in his rearview mirror. Eddie Pepperell, who started Sunday six strokes behind McIlroy, caught…

Arnold Palmer Invitational: Rory McIlroy’s Ups and Downs Continue

ORLANDO, Fla. — After his Friday round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rory McIlroy spent the afternoon at Walt Disney World riding the Tower of Terror amusement park ride. He was persuaded to take the excursion by his wife, Erica, who reminded him that he visited Disney’s parks last year and two days later produced…