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It's Time to Give Rory McIlroy a Break

Disappointing Sundays at the Masters and BMW PGA, Rory McIlroy's had a year that most golfers would be delighted with, but he has nonetheless faced scrutiny for his game and consistency. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that we should step back and give the four-time major champion a break. 

Rory Wrong to Say Masters is Biggest and Best Major

Rory McIlroy caused a stir last week when declaring that he "didn't care" about the US Open or Open Championship, and that the Masters is the biggest and best of the majors. Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that he was wrong to say that.

Everybody Wants to Get Into the Mind of Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy's disappointing final day at the Masters raised questions about his future chances to be victorious at Augusta National, and now a leading sports psychologist has delved into the discussion. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports.

McIlroy Produces Grandstand Finish to Triumph at Bay Hill

It was an epic final day at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, with Rory McIlroy producing a spectacular finish to silence the doubters and secure a breathtaking first victory since 2016, as Tiger Woods again threatened to mark his return with a title.

Twist Face Tech - McIlory, Day, Johnson, Rose and Rahm Amazed!

Watch the moment five of the very best players in the world were introduced to TaylorMade Twist Face technology. It is fair to say that there were a few amazed faces in the room! 

McIlroy Ready to Bounce Back with a Bang in 2018

Rory McIlroy seems to be determined to make up for lost time, having announced a playing schedule for the start of 2018 that could see him playing nine tournaments in ten weeks. The 28-year-old Northern Irishman will start the year with his world ranking having plunged to tenth after an injury-hit season affected both his form and his schedule.

Rory McIlroy Sets Major Career Goals for 2018 and Beyond

Rory McIlroy completed a disappointing season at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, but as Kieran Clark writes, the Northern Irishman is now looking forward to gearing himself up for a major 2018, targeting several lofty objectives next year and throughout the rest of his career.

Rory McIlroy is Enjoying Return to the Dunhill Links

Rory McIlroy is bringing down the curtain on his 2017 season this week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and he’s enjoying a long overdue return to the showpiece event at the Home of Golf that saw him secure his tour card as a fledgling professional a decade ago.

Golfshake Podcast #17 Dunhill Links Preview & Steve Pelisek Interview

Host of the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran Clark is once again joined by Owen Davies. They look back at the weekend's action at the British Masters and preview The Dunhill Links as well as catching up with Titleist's Steve Pelisek.

Rory McIlroy Looks Forward to Refreshed and Healthier 2018

Rory McIlroy is already looking forward to a required period of respite from the game as he builds towards better things in 2018, with his fortnightly UK season-ending sojourn beginning in earnest this week at the eagerly anticipated British Masters from Close House in Newcastle.

Rory McIlroy Enters British Masters

This month's British Masters presented by Sky Sports was already set to be a major highlight on the calendar, but anticipation will only increase over the coming week in the north-east of England with the news that Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the event at Close House, which is to be hosted by Lee Westwood.

McIlroy in Serious Danger of Missing the Party

Rory McIlroy desperately needs a strong performance at the BMW Championship to qualify for the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake. However, the Northern Irishman is not the only big name struggling to make it through this week.

Rory McIlroy to Skip Race to Dubai and Conclude Season Early

Rory McIlroy has confirmed that his 2017 season will conclude earlier than originally planned, with the Northern Irishman set to pass on competing in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai finale later in the autumn.

Rory McIlroy Says Season Could be Over

Following the completion of the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow - a venue where he had previously been dominant - four-time major champion Rory McIlroy stated that he may be required to miss the remainder of this season as he seeks to fully recover from a rib injury that has blighted his year, leading him to only competing in 13 tournament this year. 

Rory McIlroy Comments on J.P. Fitzgerald Split

Rory McIlroy caused a stir on Monday when it was reported that he had parted ways with long-time caddie J.P. Fitzgerland. Ahead of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, the Northern Irishman commented on that split and the reasons behind it.

Rory McIlroy Reportedly Sacks Long-time Caddie JP Fitzgerald

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has reportedly sacked long-time caddie JP Fitzgerald after nine years together on tour. According to Reuters, the 28-year-old will have a new man on the bag this week at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, before the US PGA Championship at one of the Northern Irishman's most favoured venues, Quail Hollow.

Rory McIlroy Overcomes Horror Start with Stunning Recovery at Birkdale

Rory McIlroy overcame a horror start to the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale with a thrilling back-nine to keep his hopes of securing the Claret Jug for a second time just about alive.

Irish Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy defends the Irish Open this week at the majestic Portstewart, and the four-time major champion is looking for a successful July as he builds towards the final two majors of the season. Derek Clements looks ahead to should what be a memorable tournament in County Londonderry.

Rory McIlroy Praises US Open Venue

Rory McIlroy returns from injury at the US Open this week, and has been quick to praise the contentious venue Erin Hills, which has drawn a wide variety of responses. However, the 2011 champion is viewing the challenge positively.

Rory McIlroy Set for US Open after Quinta Do Lago Stay

It's been a frustrating season for Rory McIlroy to date, having missed significant periods of the year through injury, but the four-time major champion has confirmed his return at next week's U.S. Open at Erin Hills, after spending a fortnight at the stunning Quinta do Lago Resort in Portugal.

Rory Mcllroy Withdraws From BMW PGA at Wentworth

Following a recurrence of his early season rib injury at The Players Championship, Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week's BMW PGA Championship, a significant blow for the showpiece at Wentworth.

McIlroy is TaylorMade Solution for Golf Club Manufacturer

Coming hot off the news that Rory McIlroy had signed a contract with the brand, it has now been confirmed that TaylorMade has been sold along with Adams Golf and Ashworth for $425m. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the latest.

Rory McIlroy Signs With TaylorMade Golf

In huge news ahead of this week's PLAYERS Championship, TaylorMade Golf Company has revealed that four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has signed a long-term agreement with the manufacturer. 

Masters 2017 Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the 81st Masters! It's the first major of the year 94 players have taken that iconic drive down Magnolia Lane to begin their quest for the Green Jacket. Who is going to be triumphant? Derek Clements looks ahead to the week and picks out some likely contenders.

The Deeper Questions Behind Rory's Long Drives

Rory McIlroy hit a number of astonishingly long drives at Bay Hill, but what questions does this incredible distance raise for the game and the players themselves? Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the issues presented by the increasing gains made by technology in the game.

Rory McIlroy Criticises Honourable Company at Muirfield

Earlier this week, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield voted to admit women members less than a year after rejecting them, but that didn't stop former world number one Rory McIlroy from criticising the club for being in this position in the first place.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview, Picks & Analysis

It will certainly be an emotional week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but the likes of Rory McIlroy and Jason Day will be celebrating the King's legacy at Bay Hill. With the Masters approaching, they will be looking to pick up a confidence boosting victory.

Rory Feels Sorry for Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy's making his return to competitive golf this week, but took some time to address a number of hot topics in the game, most notably Tiger Woods and Donald Trump. We take a closer look at what the Northern Irishman had to say.

WGC Mexico Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Returning Rory McIlroy joins the strongest field of the year so far at the WGC Mexico Championship. It's a different venue (and country) for the event, which is always a highlight of the early season. Derek Clements looks ahead to who could breakthrough and take one of the game's most prestigious titles.

Was Rory Wrong to Play with Trump?

There was a shock across the golf community when it was revealed that Rory McIlroy had played a round with controversial U.S President Donald Trump. Was the Northern Irishman wrong to accept the invitation?

Has Golden Bear the Right to Tell McIlroy What to do?

18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus recently commented on Rory McIlroy's standing in the game, suggesting that he'll need to work harder to become the dominant player. Is the golf legend correct? Derek Clements takes a closer look.

Behind the Scenes Look at Rory's Interview with Little Billy

Just about everyone has seen Rory McIlroy's hilarious Little Interview with Billy, and the European Tour has given us an extra treat by showing us some equally charming behind the scenes footage.

Thomas Pieters Looks Forward After Ryder Cup Experience

Europe's brightest spark at the Ryder Cup, Thomas Pieters has reflected on his experiences at Hazeltine, that partnership with Rory, and what the future holds. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reports on the impressive Belgian.

Rory Has His Poulter at Medinah Moment

Rory McIlroy produced a stunning finish to complete a brilliant comeback for a crushed Europe in the four balls on Friday. With the exuberant celebration, was this his very own Poulter at Medinah moment?

Rory McIlroy - Europe's Most Important Player and Key to Victory

FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy is set to become Europe's Team Leader at Hazeltine. Derek Clements explains why the Northern Irishman is Darren Clarke's most importance player and key to victory.

Tour Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

And then there were 30. Following a long season, the FedEx Cup will conclude at the Tour Championship. Dustin Johnson is in pole position to secure the $10 million jackpot, but the world's best players are in position to stop him.

Tiger is Coming Back and Write Him Off at Your Peril

Tiger Woods has announced he will make a comeback to competitive golf later this year. There is both excitement and anxiety of what might happen. However, for Golfshake's Derek Clements, we shouldn't write him off just yet.

BMW Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy shot back to form in sensational fashion at the Deutsche Bank, and the Northern Irishman will be looking to maintain that momentum this week. Derek Clements looks ahead to the BMW Chammpionship.

The Open Championship 2016 - Day 1 Report

Derek Clements reports from Royal Troon on stunning start to The Open, none more so than by Phil Mickelson as he equaled the lowest ever score in a major! 

McIlroy fails to grasp his position in golf

Derek Clements reports on Rory's shock comments on growing the game and the Olympics. The 2014 winner caused a stir Tuesday at Royal Troon when talking to the press. 

Happy Birthday Rory McIlroy!

As Rory McIlroy turns 27, Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a look back at the Northern Irishman's brilliant career to date, with a particular focus on his four major championship victories.

Rory McIlroy's Breakthrough Moment at Quail Hollow

Rory McIlroy returns to Quail Hollow - venue of the 2017 PGA Championship - for the Wells Fargo Championship. We take a look back at his breathtaking victory there in 2010.

WGC Match Play Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy defends this week at the always intriguing WGC Match Play, but he will have to overcome a brilliant fileld at Austin Country Club. Derek Clements gives his thoughts ahead of the five-day tournament.

Honda Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Derek Clements looks ahead to the Honda Classic at PGA National in Florida, where Padraig Harrington is defending the title he so brilliantly claimed 12 months ago.

Northern Trust Open preview, picks and analysis

Jordan Spieth AND Rory McIlroy renew their rivalry at the Northern Trust Open at the historic Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Derek Clements looks ahead to what could be a special week in California.

Danny Triumphs In Dubai As Rickie Loses To Hideki In Phoenix

Derek Clement's reflects on an exciting weekend in golf, with the twenty-somethings going head-to-head on both tours. Danny Willett claimed a brilliant victory in Dubai, with Japan's Hideki Matsuyama overcoming Rickie Fowler in a thrilling playoff in Phoenix.

Dubai Desert Classic Preview, Picks & Analysis

Rory McIlroy is back in action this week at the Dubai Desert Classic, where he defends the title he won for a second time last year. Derek Clements anaylses the Northern Irishman's chances of a third victory in the desert.

Rory McIlroy Is Ready To Reclaim His Position As Golf's Dominant Player

Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks ahead to Rory McIlroy's season debut this week in Abu Dhabi, and reflects on the potential rivalry between the Northern Irishman and the impressive Jordan Spieth.

Rory sets his sights on Masters Victory - Adds tournaments to schedule

Rory McIlroy finishes 2015 without a major and that, for him is a disappointment. He will hoping for better in 2016 and has set his sights on The Masters in April. 

McIlroy’s Birdie Blitz Helps DP World Tour Championship Raise Over US$50,000 for Good Causes

DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates showcased some world-class golf, with birdies and eagles pouring in on each day of The European Tour’s season-ending event.

18 Facts you should know about Rory McIlroy

This was the third time in four years that Rory McIlroy has won the Race to Dubai. It is just one amazing statistic among many for this remarkable young golfer. Here, we look at a few others.

McIlroy proves his class in emphatic fashion

Rory McIlroy claimed his 3rd European Tour Race to Dubai title following a brilliant victory at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. 

The 5 Best Swings on Tour Today

Who has the best golf swing on tour today? That maybe a debate that could rage for some time, but we can all agree on a few candidates. Check out our top 5 on tour today. 

The future of the game is in great shape

With the demise of Tiger Woods and to a lesser extent Phil Mickelson, we have been left wondering where are the stars, but three have emerged - It is the time of Jordan, Rory and Jason! 

Counting the cash - Golf's top earners

Just how much did Golf's super stars earn in the past 12 months? We take a closer look at the finances of the likes of Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. 

Rory looks likely to miss The Open following ankle injury

Rory McIlroy looks like a major doubt for the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews following what appears to be a serious ankle injury sustained playing footballI with friends on Saturday. 

Who are the biggest all time earners in golf?

Who were the biggest earners in golf in 2014? Derek Celments investigates who the wealthiest golfers on the planet are and where their money comes from. Some of the answers might surprise you. 

Golfing wonderkids - How do they compare?

So, just how good are the likes of Jordan Spieth & Rory McIlroy? We take a look at how todays wonderkids compare to likes of Jones, Sarazen and Nicklaus. 

How to set up like Rory McIlroy and driver it longer

We take a look at what you can learn from Rory McIlroy's driving to help you hot it longer and straighter this season. 

Rory McIlroy talks life as World No.1 at Niketown London

Rory McIlroy arrived in London just 12 hours after completing his famous victory at Quail Hollow and headed straight to Niketown to talk about his life as Worl No.1.

Majestic McIlroy destroys Quail Hollow to win the Wells Fargo

Derek Clements reports on how Rory McIlroy found form with the putter at Quali Hollow. Meanwhile on the European Tour James Morrison claimed his 2nd European Tour event at the Spanish Open. 

McIlroy magic prevails at the WGC Matchplay

Rory McIlroy produced his best golf when it mattered and that is why he won the WGC Matchplay. Derek Clements reports on the final days play  Hading Park.

First Look: Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR by EA SPORTS

EA SPORTS has released the first of a series of 6 videos detailing the new gameplay in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. 

McIlroy v Spieth - A rivalry for the ages

Golf is badly in need of a rivalry! The Woods v Mickelson age is coming to an end. The good news is that golf has one brewing very nicely indeed! Derek Clements examines the tantilising prospect of  McIlroy v Spieth in more detail. 

McIlroy will be happy to be lost in the Woods

Rory McIlroy will, no doubt, have breathed a huge sigh of relief at the news that Tiger Woods is to compete in The Masters after all as it will take a little of the heat off the Northern Irishman as he bids to complete his career grand slam.

Odds are stacked against McIlroy....at least for now

Mcilroy may be the favourite to be slipping on the Green Jacket come Sunday, but some think is not McIlroy's time. Derek Clements explains why. 

Strength, power and fitness giving Rory an edge

Rory Mcilroy leaves nothing to chance and that includes his strength and fitness. Check out these amazing pics offering some insight into why Mcilroy is one of the longest tour players ever! 

The King is Dead, Long Live the Kings

If you follow American golf closely, you could be forgiven for thinking that nobody other than Tiger Woods actually exists.  Even though he has withdrawn from the game because his game is in such a terrible state, there is an obsession with all things Woods. It is unhealthy, it is unfathomable and it flies in the face of everything that is being achieved by a group of fabulous young players who are taking the sport to a new level.

EA Sports announce Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

McIlroy takes the helm of golf’s biggest franchise and will be the namesake of the new EA Sports PGA Tour video game.

McIlroy's infamous 3 iron finds it's way back home

McIlroy's let his frustration get the better of him at Doral, the brunt of that frustration was his 3 iron. Probably a club he never wanted to see again, but then on Sunday up stepped Donald Trump. 

McIlroy agrees settlement with Horizon Sport Managment

Rory McIlroy was on teh verge of spending many weeks in a high court struggle with his former management group - Horizon Sports, but at the last minute the two parties have agreed a settlement. 

McIlroy case to be settled out of court after all?

McIlroy arrived at courrt today expecting to some time fighting various lawsuits against Horizon Sports, but the case has now been ajourned twice leading to speculation an agreement is close. 

McIlroy a different class in Dubai - Picks up first win of 2015

McIlroy is in a different class at the moment and he proved it yet again with victory in Dubai, his first of the year. 

McIlroy - How much did he earn in 2014 ?

Derek Clements breaks down the on course and off course earnings of Rory McIlroy during 2014.

McIlroy's Shadow

The outlook for Rory is bright, but cloudy. Derek Clements analyses what 2015 could hold.

Why Gary Player is Wrong about Rory McIlroy

Derek Clements discusses resent comments by Gary Player on Rory McIlroy's chances of winner the Master tournament at Augusta this year. 

VIDEO: Rory McIlroy named as European Tour Golfer of the Year

Rory McIlroy has been named as the European Tour's Golfer of the Year. The accolade follows an amazing year in which Mcilroy won the BMW PGA Championship, A WGC, USPGA Championship and The Open Championship. 

McIlroy confirms he will play the Irish Open at Royal County Down in 2015

Royal County Down will host the Irish Open in 2015, between May 28th and 31st 2015 with a star studded field set to line up at the famous links course. 

McGinley insists their is no McIlroy/McDowell rift

European captain Paul McGinley insists he has no concerns over Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell’s relationship ahead of the Ryder Cup, even though McDowell admitted that the world No1 has now outgrown him.

Horschel prevails as McIlroy and Garcia burn out

It was another fantastic festival of golf. This time the venue was Cherry Hill and the the third event in the Fed-Ex cup playoffs, the BMW Championship.

McIlroy suffers four-putt disaster not once, but twice at the BMW

Ouch, it was difficult to watch the first time, but then World No.1 Rory McIlroy did it twice! Firstly a four putt on Saturday from just 4 feet put pay to his chances at the BMW Championship, but then he backed that up with a second four putt on Sunday

Nike introduces new Vapor Irons

Nike Golf has, this week announced the new Vapor franchise – Vapor Pro, Vapor Pro Combo, and Vapor Speed. The modern family of irons was unveiled near New York City during an event featuring Nike athletes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy

Chipping In - McIlroy masterclass | Time for Tiger to take a break

In his weekly column, Nick Bonfield discusses yet another amazing week from the world of golf as Rory McIlroy confirmed the creation of a new era of domination.

Day 4 Wrap up: McIlroy Mettle Captures Major Number 4

Just when you think that you have seen it all, along comes Rory McIlroy and a stunning sporting cast and together they deliver performances that leave you begging for more. If there has ever been a better final day in a major championship than this one, I haven't seen it. The 2014 US PGA Championship at Valhalla will go down in history as one of the best of all time.

McIlroy marching towards greatness

Rory McIlroy won his second USPGA Championship and fourth major at Valhalla on Sunday and appears to be marching towards greatness.

Rory McIlroy USPGA Champion - In The Bag

Rory McIlroy won his second straight major at Valhalla on Sunday. We take a look at what was in the bag for his latest memorable win.

Rory McIlroy's Grand Slam hunt is on! [Infographic]

Following his Open Championship win, Rory McIlroy is 3/4 of the way towards a career grand slam. Check out this infographic from Function18 detailing how he has done it.

Chipping In - Majesty, misbehaviour and microdiscectomy make the headlines

What a week it has been for golf! Good and bad. In his weekly column, Chipping In, Nick Bonfield reflects on several stories that have rocked golf.

Super Rory returns to top of the world

On the day that the golfing future of Tiger Woods was once more thrown into doubt, Rory McIlroy reclaimed his rightful position at the top of the world rankings with a superb victory at the Bridgestone Invitational.

Rory McIlroy Open Champion - In the Bag & Video Highlights

Rory McIlroy delivered a sensational performance over the 4 days at The Open Championship to claim his 3rd Major and the coveted Claret Jug leading from start to finish.

Stunning start to The Open as McIlroy dominates

RORY McILROY produced a flawless opening round of 66 at Hoylake to leave all his fans wondering what today might hold in store.

Open Championship - The Magnificent Seven

Wondering who might win this year's Open Championship? Here are 7 guys that are in with a great shout and not all of them are obvious choices!

This is the year! Why a British player will lift the Claret Jug

THERE is a warm fuzzy feeling in Britain, and it has nothing to do with the weather. No, it all has to do with a belief that a home player could be lifting the Claret Jug at Hoylake at the conclusion of The Open Championship.

Rory McIlroy on hand to Open the World’s First Nike Performance Fitting Centre at Archerfield Links

The brand new Nike performance centre has opened following commemorative tee-shot by two-time major champion Rory mcIlroy in front of selected European Media and VIPs

Rory McIlroy: Right or Wrong?

Last week, at a press conference preceding the Irish Open, Rory McIlroy put an end to years of incessant speculation by declaring his intention to represent Ireland at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

McIlroy Fightback Earns BMW PGA Championship Win

McIlroy started the final round seven shots off the pace and only led for the first time when he holed a birdie putt at the 71st hole. Like a thoroughbred racehorse coming down the final straight, he timed his run to perfection.

Rory McIlroy BMW PGA Championship - In the Bag

Nike Athlete Rory McIlroy shot a 6-under par round of 66 to rally from seven shots back and capture the BMW PGA Championship for his sixth career European Tour victory.

Rory hurting, but vows to do his best at Wentworth

ONE day it will all be about the golf again for Rory McIlroy. And that day can't come soon enough for the 25-year-old two-time major champion.

Chipping In - McIlroy suffers under the pressure of expectation

In his weekly column - Chipping In, Nick Bonfield refelects on a memorable if not classic Masters tournament.?

Golfshake Writers - Major predictions 2014

Every year the Golfshake team of writers pit their golfing expertise against each other and attempt to predict the four major champions each year.

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