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Why Rory McIlroy’s Open Disappointment Will Only Make Him Stronger

Rory McIlroy turned up at Royal Portrush with the highest of hopes, but it was a disastrous Thursday, costing him a place at the weekend despite a stunning Friday charge. However, Golfshake writer Will Trinkwon believes this disappointment will only drive the Northern Irishman on to more success in future. read more ...


A Round to Remember for Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has achieved many incredible things in golf, but the round that sticks in his head as the most memorable was the astonishing 61 he shot at Royal Portrush as a 16-year-old in 2005. Golfshake's Derek Clements gathers quotes and footage to complete a picture of that remarkable display. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Submits European Tour Membership

Following months of doubt, it has been reported that Rory McIlroy has taken up membership of the European Tour, and will make appearances on the circuit this season, including in Scotland, Switzerland, and the BMW PGA at Wentworth. read more ...


Rory in a Hurry to Speed Things Up

Rory McIlroy - renowned for his brisk pace - took the opportunity to have his say on the topic of slow play, and why so many of his fellow players on tour are taking so long to complete rounds, with many at The Players Championship taking over five hours. read more ...


Criticism of Rory Misses the Point

Scheduling his preparations for this year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he won't play the Irish Open, the event he rebuilt as host, a decision that drew criticism by some, a situation that Golfshake's Derek Clements believes to be unfair and misses the point widely. read more ...


Rory McIlroy's Career By Numbers

Approaching his 30th birthday, Rory McIlroy has now been a professional for over a decade. We delved into the numbers to review Rory's key statistics on the PGA Tour since his first season, to see what has changed, where he stands, and how that has correlated with success. read more ...


What do the Statistics Tell us About Rory McIlroy?

Rory McIlroy turns 30 in 2019. It is almost five years since the most recent of his four major championship victories, but has anything changed in his game? Golfshake's Derek Clements has taken a look through the Northern Irishman's key stats on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Declares Primary Focus on America Over European Tour

Rory McIlroy is beginning his 2019 season at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, but the former world number one has caused a stir by confirming his intention to focus primarily on the PGA Tour this year. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the Northern Irishman's comments, and doesn't believe it quite adds up. read more ...


Friday Update - 2/11/2018

In this week’s Friday update, we take a look at some of the biggest talking points that have arisen in the golf world over the last seven days, particularly those that have gained the most attention on social media. From equipment announcements to brilliant Halloween costumes, this week has certainly been a good one. read more ...


TaylorMade and Rory McIlroy Create Junior Golf Sets

TaylorMade Golf has joined forces with four-time major champion Rory McIlroy to unveil the Rory Junior Golf Sets, which have been designed for beginning and developing golfers to build up their game at an early age. read more ...


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.  read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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!  read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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.  read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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.  read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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? read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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? read more ...


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. read more ...


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