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McIlroy grabs command at US Open

Rory McIlroy completed the lowest 36-hole total in US Open history on Friday despite a double-bogey finish that brought back memories of similar major leads the Ulsterman has squandered. McIlroy fired a

McIlroy stays ahead in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – A resurgent Rory McIlroy moved two shots clear of the chasing pack at the weather-hit Malaysian Open on Saturday as the Northern Irishman braced ahead of a marathon last day.
The 21-year-old holed an eight-foot birdie putt on the ninth in near darkness at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club to move to 12-under for the championship before play was suspended. There had been a lengthy suspension earlier in the day because of the temperamental weather in the

McIlroy shares lead with Noren in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – Rory McIlroy fired a second round eight-under-par 64 to soar joint top of the Malaysian Open on Friday, defying the jet-lag and exhaustion that nearly got the better of US Masters winner Charl Schwartzel. Both the players flew halfway across the globe from Augusta, where Schwartzel won his Green Jacket and McIlroy blew a four-shot final-round lead, to land here without their clubs that cost them precious practice rounds.
The sleep-deprived golfers responded

Resurgent McIlroy seizes lead in Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR – Rory McIlroy smashed the longest drive of his career as he put his U.S. Masters meltdown behind him to fire an opening round three-under-par 69 at the Malaysian Open on Thursday. All eyes were on McIlroy after he blew a four-shot lead at Augusta on Sunday with huge crowds putting up with stifling temperatures in Kuala Lumpur to follow the Northern Irishman. Looking fresh in his white outfit despite his long flight, McIlroy carded a promising opening round to finish five

McIlroy in charge at Masters as Woods fades

AUGUSTA – Rory McIlroy survived multiple assaults on his Masters lead in Saturday’s third round to emerge four strokes clear of the field. That put him in pole position to become the first Irishman to win the Masters, the first European since Jose Maria Olazabal in 1999 and, at 21 years and 11 months, the second-youngest winner behind only Tiger Woods in 1997.
The Ulsterman battled hard all day for a two-under 70 that put him at 12-under par, four strokes clear of a international

McIlroy surges four clear at Masters

AUGUSTA – Britain’s Rory McIlroy kept his swing and nerves under control at the Masters on Saturday to open a commanding four-shot lead after an absorbing third round as his main challengers all fell back.
Tipped to be a future world number one, the 21-year-old showed poise well beyond his age as he navigated around an increasingly treacherous Augusta National with a solid two-under-par 70 that left him poised to earn the winner’s green jacket.
“It feels good but I’m not

Woods in hunt, McIlroy holds lead

AUGUSTA – Golf’s young guns came out blazing at the Masters with 21-year-old Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holding a two-shot lead over 23-year-old Australian Jason Day at the halfway mark on Friday. Overnight leader McIlroy posted 69 for a 10-under-par of 134, while Day, playing alongside the Briton, streaked into contention with a spectacular 64 that was one off the championship record.
Four-times Masters winner Tiger Woods made big noise as well with seven birdies from the

McIlroy, Quiros share Masters lead

AUGUSTA – European young guns Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros shared the first-round lead in the 75th Masters on Thursday with matching rounds of seven-under par 65. At 21, McIlroy is the youngest first-round leader in the tournament’s history, bettering the 23-year-old Severiano Ballesteros, who went on to win his first green jacket in 1980.
The Ulsterman had purposely favoured a low-key approach to his third campaign at Augusta National after missing the cut last year, and it

McIlroy struggles, but retains lead

DUBAI – Rory McIlroy struggled gamefully throughout the day in Saturday’s tough third round at the Dubai Desert Classic, but by the end of it he was still ahead in a three-way tie for the lead. The 21-year-old Ulsterman, who led by one overnight, had a nightmare start with a hat-trick of bogeys and, opposed to the Boy Wonder, it was more a case of the boy wonders.
But he gradually steadied the ship and with his main rivals for the title all finding it hard to cope with the

Woods impresses, but McIlroy still in lead

DUBAI: Tiger Woods had the round of the day at the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday, but it was Ulster’s Golden Boy Rory McIlroy who held on to the lead at the halfway stage of the Gulf’s showcase tournament.
Woods produced his best golf of the year for a six under 66 to bound into contention for a first title in 15 months. He will go into the weekend on seven under par, four strokes shy of McIlroy who added a 68 to his opening blast of 65 to stand at 11 under.
In second place