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Tag: rory mcilroy

Who Can Blame Rory McIlroy For Quitting PGA Tour Board

Rory McIlroy's resignation from the PGA Tour's Policy Board surprised many observers last week, but Golfshake's Derek Clements asks whether anyone can really blame the Northern Irishman for quitting and taking himself out of that position. read more ...


Rory McIlroy's Resignation Stuns PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy has resigned from the PGA Tour's Policy Board. His decision, which was unexpected, was revealed in a memo to the tour's players issued by commissioner Jay Monahan. read more ...


It's Time to Give Rory McIlroy a Break

Following a tie for sixth place at Hoylake, Rory McIlroy will enter 2024 facing a decade since he last won a major title. But Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that any critique of the Northern Irishman is misplaced as he faces more scrutiny that anyone else in the biggest events. read more ...


How Rory McIlroy Won at Royal Liverpool in 2014

Rory McIlroy dominated the 2014 Open at Royal Liverpool and deservedly became Champion Golfer of the Year for the first time. At 25 years and 77 days, the Northern Irishman was the third-youngest player to achieve the third leg of the modern Grand Slam at the time. read more ...


Why Rory McIlroy is About to End His Major Drought

In this week's View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on Rory McIlroy's chances of repeating his Open Championship victory at Royal Liverpool. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Has to Play by The Rules - And That Means Losing Big Money

Rory McIlroy's decision to withdraw from the RBC Heritage has won him few friends - and is likely to cost him a great deal of money. So it should surprise nobody that many of his fellow players want to know how he is going to be punished. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Claims Dramatic Dubai Desert Classic Triumph

It was somehow inevitable that the Dubai Desert Classic would come down to Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed, but it was the Northern Irishman who triumphed in dramatic style with a closing birdie on the last to deny the American. read more ...


How Much Did Rory McIlroy Earn in 2022?

2022 was a successful year for Rory McIlroy. From winning the Fedex Cup for the third time – surpassing close friend Tiger Woods’ two – to regaining his world number one status, the Northern Irishman had a great year and made a boat load of cash in the process.  But how much did he earn? read more ...


Tiger Woods Joins Calls For Greg Norman to Quit

Speaking ahead of the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods has repeated Rory McIlroy’s call for Greg Norman to quit as LIV Golf CEO - to allow a settlement to be negotiated in golf’s civil war. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Tops Off Season With Fourth Race to Dubai

Rory McIlroy's fourth-place finish at the DP World Tour Championship means that he finishes as Europe’s top golfer for the fourth time and caps an outstanding season that also saw him him claim the Tour Championship, the CJ Cup and the Canadian Open on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Calls For Greg Norman to Walk Away to Help End Golf's Civil War

Rory McIlroy has called for Greg Norman to quit as commissioner of LIV Golf, hinting it is the only way that a peace deal can be achieved to end the dispute that has rocked men's golf in 2022. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Player Profile And What's In The Bag

Rory McIlroy tuned up for The Open with a spectacular finish to edge out Robert MacIntyre and claim the Scottish Open. The Northern Irishman sealed his first win in Scotland by a stroke after a wonderful two-iron from 200 yards on the 18th set up a decisive birdie. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Embraces Leadership Role in Golf

Rory McIlroy - alongside Tiger Woods - has taken on a significant leadership role as the PGA Tour reacts to LIV Golf and the current situation in the game, but as Golfshake's Derek Clements notes, that lofty position has also brought with it some unwanted attention. read more ...


When Rory McIlroy Says What He Thinks

Rory McIlroy is one of the most exciting and naturally gifted golfers on the planet. There is no more thrilling sight than watching the Northern Irishman in full flight. He is also one of his sport’s great thinkers. The media loves him because when he speaks he usually has something worthwhile to say. He is also not afraid to stir up a bit of controversy. read more ...


What Next For Rory McIlroy?

Rory McIlroy cut a dejected figure after the recent PGA Championship when a promising start finished with yet another missed chance at a major victory. But where does the Northern Irishman go from here as he look to finally cross that winning line again? read more ...


Rory McIlroy Signs New TaylorMade Deal - What Golf Clubs Does He Use

Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has signed a new multi-year extension with TaylorMade, continuing to play the brand's equipment and golf ball. read more ...


Why Rory McIlroy Remains The Most Brilliantly Frustrating Golfer

He electrified the final round of the Masters earlier this month, but Rory McIlroy's apparent struggles to put together four rounds in the majors continues to frustrate Golfshake's Derek Clements, who is hoping to see that trend rectified later this season. read more ...


The Best & Worst Rory McIlroy Moments

Rory McIlroy is, in equal parts, the most thrilling and most frustrating golfer on the planet. At his very best there is no more naturally gifted golfer, smashing huge drives, producing stunning iron shots and holing putts for fun, but when it goes wrong his shoulders slump and he reminds us that he is all too human. We look at the very best and very worst of the Northern Irishman. read more ...


What's In The Bag - Rory McIlroy

When Rory McIlroy stated that he believed he had the capability of being the best in the world, there were many raised eyebrows. But it's safe to say that he was the best player at the CJ Cup. We take a look at what's in McIlroy's bag, assess his recent form, and review his brightest moment. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Revels in Olympic Experience

Rory McIlroy had previously questioned his motivation for the event, but his perception of the Olympic Games has changed after missing out on a medal in the men's golf tournament in Tokyo. read more ...


Rory Hopes to Draw Inspiration From Darren Clarke's 2011 Victory

Rory McIlroy is hoping to draw inspiration from Darren Clarke at Royal St George’s as he competes in this week’s Open Championship on the back of a tied 59th finish at the Irish Open and a missed cut at the Scottish Open. read more ...


The Rory McIlroy Conundrum at The Open

After winning the Wells Fargo Championship and contending at the US Open, Rory McIlroy will be among the favoured names at Royal St George's, but there is a striking inconsistency with his game as work alongside renowned coach Pete Cowen continues. Could he do it? Golfshake's Liam Moore looks at the Rory conundrum at the Open. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Praises Impact of Caddie Harry Diamond After Win

Following his triumph at Quail Hollow, Rory McIlroy was quick to praise his caddie, Harry Diamond, who stepped in to help assess a difficult situation on the final hole, persuading the four-time major champion to take an inspired strategy that secured the victory. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Repeats Support For Bifurcation in Golf

The Distance Insights Update revealed this week by The R&A and USGA drew a wide range of responses, but it was Rory McIlroy whose passionate comments drew most attention. However, what was somewhat lost in the explosive noise was the Northern Irishman's repeated support for so-called 'bifurcation' of equipment rules, meaning different regulations for professionals and everyday amateurs. read more ...


Rory Admits He Has to Eliminate the Mistakes

Rory McIlroy recorded 29 birdies in 72 holes at the Zozo Championship, but his challenge was ended by numerous mistakes and dropped shots. Now, ahead of the Masters, the Northern Irishman knows that he must eliminate those errors to have any chance of claiming the Green Jacket. read more ...


No Need for Rory McIlroy to Press the Panic Button

It's now been six years since Rory McIlroy won a major championship, following a dissappointing showing at the PGA, which continued his poor form since the game restarted. Despite concerns, Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why the Northern Irishman will return to his best soon - and why majors are in his future. read more ...


Rory McIlroy's 7 Most Controversial Moments

For over a decade, Rory McIlroy has captivated golf fans with his incredible play and major championship successes, but his admirable outspokenness, honesty and strength of character has occasionally placed the Northern Irishman into controversy situations. Will Trinkwon has picked out seven of the world number one's most contentious moments. read more ...


Rory Finds A Way To Be Consistently Word Perfect

WITH greatness comes responsibility.  Rory McIlroy is the world’s top-ranked golfer and, as such, he is a man who is approached for his views on just about every subject under the sun. And boy has he grown into the role. read more ...


Rory is Raring to Go on the PGA Tour

Set for the return of golf, world number one Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will be playing in all three PGA Tour events next month as it is revealed he is Britain’s second-wealthiest sportsman behind Lewis Hamilton. read more ...


Golf Quiz #3 - How Much Do You Know About Rory McIlroy?

Winner of four major championships, Rory McIlroy has been a talismanic figure in European golf for over a decade, but how much do you really know about him? On May 4th, Rory turns 31, so we thought it was timely to reveal our new quiz centered on the man himself. read more ...


McIlroy Licking His Lips at Prospect of Masters in November

Rory McIlroy says that he is looking forward to The Masters being played in November. He knows conditions will be very different and believes it being staged later in the year will work to his advantage. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Northern Irishman's optimistic mood. read more ...


Rory Still Has Augusta On His Mind

Rory McIlroy needs to win the Masters to become only the sixth man in history to secure all four of golf's majors, but despite his best efforts, Augusta National has proven elusive. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements reports, the Northern Irishman has adopted a different preparation strategy this time. read more ...


Rory McIlroy World Ranking Journey

Rory McIlroy returns as world number one, eight years on from when he first reached that status, and a decade since he broke into the top ten. We take a look through his career journey in the World Ranking, including the many ups and downs, but reflecting his brilliant consistency. read more ...


Highlights Of The Decade

TIGER WOODS dominated the 1990s and the 2000s before his body let him down and injuries took their toll.  It got us thinking about the most outstanding performances of this decade. Woods still tops the list, but there were many other memorable moments. Here, we look at 10 of the best read more ...


PGA Tour Players of the Decade

There have been a plethora of memorable performances during the past decade, and the emergence of a host of world-class players who have thrilled us since 2010.  In the first part of our 'look back at the decade' series, Golfshake writer Derek Clements reviews the top players on the PGA Tour. read more ...


Tiger Woods Steals Show in Year to Remember

Brooks Koepka finishes 2019 as the world number one and Rory McIlroy was crowned PGA Tour Player of the Year after his victories in the Players Championship, Tour Championship and Canadian Open, but the year belongs to Tiger Woods. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on an unforgettable PGA Tour season. read more ...


Money Doesn't Make the World Go Around for McIlroy

Despite being offered almost £2m, Rory Mcilroy has joined Tiger Woods in boycotting the Saudi International, explaining his decision in the face of criticism directed towards Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson for competing in the controversial event. read more ...


McIlroy Wins Fourth Title of the Year in China

Rory McIlroy secured his fourth title of 2019 in dramatic fashion when he defeated defending champion Xander Schauffele in a playoff in the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in China. read more ...


McIlroy vs Koepka: Who Will Win More Majors?

There has been much said about whether Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy have an emerging rivalry, but if that was the case, who would come out the victor? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at the dynamic between the two and makes his judgement. read more ...


A Decade (Almost) of BMW PGA Champions

Time travels so fast. It seems like just last week it was 2009, and Paul Casey was holding off Ross Fisher to claim the BMW Championship at Wentworth. Now Wentworth has begun again in 2019, but let's not forget the recent past. Will Trinkwon revisits the last (almost) decade of PGA Championships.  read more ...


Koepka & McIlroy Rivalry is Enthralling Prospect

It has been decades since there has been a true rivalry in golf, but Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy has the potential to be the duel to define a generation. Golfshake's Kieran Clark why this is exactly what the game has been waiting for. read more ...


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 ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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!  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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.  read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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!  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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. read more ...


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.  read more ...


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. read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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. read more ...


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.  read more ...


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!  read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


McIlroy - How much did he earn in 2014 ?

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


McIlroy's Shadow

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


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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.  read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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 read more ...


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 read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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! read more ...


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. read more ...


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 read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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. read more ...


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.? read more ...


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. read more ...


Rory roars back to life

With just a few days to go until this years Masters Tournament pre-tournament favourite, Rory McIlroy hit form with a final round -7 65 at the Houston Open. read more ...


5 top challengers for the 2014 Masters

Derek Clements takes a look at some of the favourites to be wearing the Green Jacket come Sunday at the 2014 Masters..? read more ...


The year of the young guns - Augusta awaits

Derek Clements previews this years Masters and suggets that this coulbe be the year of the young guns at Augusta National.... read more ...


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. read more ...


Chipping In - PGA Tour excelling

Nick Bonfield shares his opinions from some the weeks major talking points including the grand finale to the Honda Classic, Wood's woe and the return to form of Ross Fisher read more ...


Henley pinches Honda from in-form Mcilroy

Derek Clements reports on a amazing final days play at the Honda Classic and examines if Rory Mcilroy really is back to his best. read more ...


Henley triumphs over Mcilroy & Co. in extraordinary final day at the Honda

It was an amazing final day at the Honda which saw players experience triumph and disaster in equal measures. Russell Henley eventually completed an brilliant win in a playoff. read more ...


Ryder Cup European Team Predictions

The WGC-Accenture Match Play has whetted the appetite for the 2014 Ryder Cup, which gets underway in just over six months. read more ...


Chipping In - Wood's stock falling; McIlory's rising

There might just be a Scot inviting himself to the party come October in Gleneagles. This week saw Stephen Gallacher defend in Dubai, meanwhile huge crowds enjoyed the atmosphere at the Phoenix Open.... read more ...


Gallacher makes history in Dubai

Stephen Gallacher made history on Sunday in the desert when he became the first man ever to defen the Dubai Desert Classic.. read more ...


McIlroy misfires, but still leads in Dubai

After his error-free opening round, the Northern Irishman found it much harder in round two, but a birdie at the par-five 18th ensured he goes into the weekend at the head of affairs. read more ...


Woods eclipsed in Dubai as McIlroy runs riot

The Dubai Desert classic got off to a stunning start early on Thursday morning as Tiger and Rory went head to head in the desert. Both now sit in the top 10, but it was Rory who stole the show... read more ...


European Tour -Desert swing preview 2014

The European Tour's Desert Swing is slowly, but surely establishing itself as the stand out curtain raiser to each new season. read more ...


McIlroy and Schwartzel triumph with Nike VRS Covert 2.0 driver

Rory McIlroy answered his critics at the weekend with a stunning victory over Adam Scott in the Australian open. Meanwhile in South Africa fellow Nike athlete Charl Schwartzel claimed the No.1 spot at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. read more ...


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