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Rory McIlroy

# rory-mcilroy - Sunday 2 February, 2014

McIlroy lets it slip as Gallacher retains his Dubai crown

Scot becomes the first player to retain Dubai title in the tournament’s 25-year history.

# rory-mcilroy - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Gallacher storms past McIlroy into Dubai lead

Tiger Woods’ hopes of taking the tournament win again are all but gone meanwhile.

# rory-mcilroy - Friday 31 January, 2014

Difficult second round but McIlroy still leads the way in Dubai

The current world number six carded a 70 to hold a one-shot lead over over Brooks Koepka.

# rory-mcilroy - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Rory McIlroy masterclass lights up Dubai

The Holywood man showed his playing partner how it’s done.

# rory-mcilroy - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

McIlroy willing to take risks for Dubai hole-in-one jackpot Ace

McIlroy willing to take risks for Dubai hole-in-one jackpot

There’s $2.5m on offer for one swing of a club.

Rory McIlroy looking for Dubai bounce ahead of 2014 campaign

The Holywood native plans to start as he means to go on this season.

# rory-mcilroy - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

‘I grew up dreaming of taking on Tiger’: McIlroy rubbishes talk Woods is finished

The Down man will come face to face with the world number one in Dubai this week.

# rory-mcilroy - Monday 20 January, 2014

Brian O’Driscoll is Ireland’s most marketable personality

BOD topped a new poll of Irish sponsorship industry experts with a record 37%.

# rory-mcilroy - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Frustrated McIlroy misses out by one shot after final hole drama in Abu Dhabi

Spain’s Pablo Larrazábal birdied the last to claim the crown.

# rory-mcilroy - Saturday 18 January, 2014

McIlroy: ‘There’s a lot of stupid rules in golf and this is one of them’

McIlroy starts his final round three shots back after penalty controversy mars Saturday’s round.

Penalty controversy leaves McIlroy three shots back in Abu Dhabi

World number six continues his return to form but two-shot penalty could cost him HSBC win.

# rory-mcilroy - Friday 17 January, 2014

Rory burns it up on day two in Abu Dhabi

McIlroy two shots off the lead as the HSBC Golf Championship heats up.

Witty Nike advert pokes fun at golf traditionalists and mallet fans

“If me mallet is fine for the King of the Scots, it’s fine for me!”

# rory-mcilroy - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Driver delights McIlroy as he starts 2014 with bogey-free round

McIlroy three shots off the early lead after a solid start in Abu Dhabi.

# rory-mcilroy - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Rory McIlroy in ‘a really good frame of mind’ ahead of 2014 season opener

The world number claims to have solved the issues he had both on and off the course in 2013.

# rory-mcilroy - Monday 13 January, 2014

Fota Island confirmed to host 2014 Irish Open

Ireland’s national tournament returns to Cork for the first time since 2002.

# rory-mcilroy - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Brad Pitt is grossed out by Shia LaBeouf’s horrible smell… it’s The Dredge World Of Celebs

Brad Pitt is grossed out by Shia LaBeouf’s horrible smell… it’s The Dredge

Rory McIlroy asked mammy Wozniacki for his blessing and Jay Z raps with a kid… ALL the dirt.

# rory-mcilroy - Monday 6 January, 2014

Will Smith drops in on Rory McIlroy’s pre-season training in Dubai

Golf pre-season looks like great craic…

# rory-mcilroy - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Rory McIlroy targets big 2014, aiming for two major titles

The Northern Irishman won just one tournament in all of 2013.

# rory-mcilroy - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

New year’s revolution: why 2014 will be massive for these sports stars

Messi, BOD and Lebron have little left to prove — but they’ll still dominate the sports pages in 2014.

# rory-mcilroy - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

# rory-mcilroy - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Merry Christmas, Rory! It’s the sporting tweets of the week Twittersphere This post contains images

Merry Christmas, Rory! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Bernard Dunne, Serena Williams and Brian O’Driscoll.

# rory-mcilroy - Friday 27 December, 2013

Brain-dead to winning ugly – Rory McIlroy’s forgettable year to remember

The Northern Irishman has been distracted by a number of non-golfing matters in 2013.

10 of Down’s best sporting moments in 2013

The Christy Ring Cup is having a cosy Christmas with the Mournemen while Rory McIlroy got back to winning ways.

# rory-mcilroy - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

2013 – the sporting year in numbers

29 seconds that will haunt us for all of eternity… and the rest of the numbers that mattered in 2013.

# rory-mcilroy - Monday 23 December, 2013

# rory-mcilroy - Saturday 7 December, 2013

62 for Tiger Woods as Rory McIlroy languishes 17 shots back

A quadruple bogey on the 16th was the lowlight of a tough afternoon for the Northern Irish golfer.

# rory-mcilroy - Friday 6 December, 2013

Lessons learned in 2013, as McIlroy looks forward to winning ugly next year

McIlroy played alongside Graeme McDowell on day one of Tiger Woods’ World Challenge.

# rory-mcilroy - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

VIDEO: It’s Rory versus Rooney in the latest Nike ad

Or McIlroy v Wazza, if you prefer.

# rory-mcilroy - Monday 2 December, 2013

Rory: I’m in a better place now

“Golf’s a long career and I’m 24 years old,” says Rory McIlroy as he prepares for his final tournament of the season.

# rory-mcilroy - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Final hole birdie sees McIlroy claim first win in 2013

The Northern Ireland golfer pipped Adam Scott to the Australian Open.

# rory-mcilroy - Friday 29 November, 2013

Scott holds two shot lead in Sydney despite McIlroy’s 65

The Down man shot nine birdies in his fourth 65 of the year.

# rory-mcilroy - Thursday 28 November, 2013

McIlroy ‘wastes’ day one at Australian Open

The performance left the current world number six trailing nine shots behind Australia’s Adam Scott.

# rory-mcilroy - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

McIlroy eyes late success after ‘mentally draining’ 2013

The Northern Irishman has two tournaments left to end his barren run this year.

# rory-mcilroy - Monday 18 November, 2013

McIlroy: Game back where I want it to be after ‘learning year’

McIlroy picks up €200k after a good weekend in Dubai.

# rory-mcilroy - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Stenson wins Race to Dubai title

The Swede also ends the season as Europe’s number one.

# rory-mcilroy - Friday 15 November, 2013

Stenson one-shot clear at Dubai halfway stage, McIlroy six under-par

Graeme McDowell started with a bogey, but then regrouped with five birdies to finish with a four-under par 68 round.

# rory-mcilroy - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Solid start for McIlroy as Wozniacki watches on in Dubai

Henrik Stenson shows no signs of letting his advantage slip as the DP World Tour Championship gets underway.

# rory-mcilroy - Saturday 2 November, 2013

McIlroy wants ‘fast start’ for a Shanghai surprise

A third-round five-under-par 67 on Saturday put McIlroy into a share of fourth place, six shots behind leader Dustin Johnson.