Rory McIlroy

McIlroy (69) secures career-best Masters finish

Rory McIlroy set a goal for himself on Saturday to secure his career-best finish at the Masters. Behind a 3-under 69, the World No. 9 was able to accomplish that.

McIlroy on 'marker' Knox: 'He beat me by 1'

Rory McIlroy played with a nameless man Saturday at the Masters. But that mystery man's play had people buzzing to figure out who he was -- none other than Augusta National course-record holder Jeff Knox.

McIlroy shaky in making cut on the number

Rory McIlroy struggled to a 5-over 77 on Friday at Augusta National, barely making the cut and grabbing Saturday's first tee time with a marker.

Young guns survive Augusta National's wild ride

Rory McIlroy was the elder statesman in his first-round group with Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed. And while that provided an advantage at different points, the entire group gave us a glimpse of golf's future, and it looks pretty good.

Denver's Carty, McIlroy hail from same background

Denver freshman Jessica Carty shares several connections with Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy: 'It's all there' for Masters win, no excuses

Rory McIlroy has pronounced himself fit to win his first green jacket: “Mind, body, equipment, it’s all there,” he said two days before the start of the Masters.

5 Things: Jones edges Kuchar in Houston

Australian Matt Jones fired a 66 keyed by six birdies in nine holes midway through his Sunday round at the Shell Houston Open, then defeated Matt Kuchar in a playoff to earn an invitation to the Masters. Here are 5 Things to know.

McIlroy finds a spark, fires 65 in Houston

Rory McIlroy said he needed a spark prior to the Masters and he found it on Sunday, firing a 7-under 65 to vault into the top 10 at the Shell Houston Open.

McIlroy's Nike Golf apparel for 2014 Masters

Rory McIlroy will debut his new Nike Golf Innovation Color polo at the 2014 Masters. Check out all his apparel for April 10-13.

Expert picks: Shell Houston Open

Rory McIlroy receives the majority of the love this week at the Shell Houston Open, while our staff experts also have an eye on Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley and Jordan Spieth.

Woods tops early odds for 2014 Masters

World No. 1 Tiger Woods, who won five events during the PGA Tour's 2013 season yet came up short at all four majors, stands atop the odds to win the 2014 Masters.

Rude: Woods just needs to finish, build confidence

A more realistic goal for Tiger Woods this week than the WGC-Cadillac Championship trophy at Doral would seem to be health and confidence going into next month's Masters at Augusta.

Notes: McIlroy just latest to fold with 54-hole lead

Rory McIlroy at the Honda Classic was the latest 54-hole leader who failed to hold on and win. Only 6 of 14 third-round leaders have won this year, and only 23 of 52 since 2012.

Oddsmakers favor McIlroy at Doral

Tiger Woods' withdrawal last week likely cost him his the title of oddsmakers' favorite at this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship, with Rory McIlroy taking the top spot.

WGC-Cadillac Championship: Tee times, Round 2

Tiger Woods will share a tee time with Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson, should Woods' back heal in time, for the first two rounds of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Thursday and Friday at Trump National Doral's Blue Monster.

5 Things: Henley rises; McIlroy fades; more

Russell Henley wins the Honda Classic on the first hole of a four-man playoff as the sun was setting in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., after Rory McIlroy lost a three-shot lead. That and more in our 5 Things to Know from PGA National.

5 Things: McIlroy holds on to Honda Classic lead

Rory McIlroy did what he needed to Saturday at the Honda Classic, carding a 1-under 69 in windy afternoon conditions at PGA National to increase his lead from one to two shots.

Tee times: Honda Classic, final round

Complete tee times for Sunday's final round of the PGA Tour's 2014 Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

5 Things: McIlroy maintains; Woods sneaks in; more

Rory McIlroy maintained his 1-shot lead in the second round of the Honda Classic as Brendon de Jonge rose to second, while Tiger Woods sneaks in under the cut and Phil Mickelson MCs. Here are 5 Things to know from the PGA Tour.

Tiger Tracker: Honda Classic, second round

Rory McIlroy starts Friday's second round of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic with a one-shot lead -- while Tiger Woods must gain some ground if he is to make the cut. Follow the highlights right here!

VIDEO: Faldo talks McIlroy's equipment, contract

In Part II of his sit-down with Jeff Rude, Nick Faldo talks about why it might have been a bad idea for Rory McIlroy to switch equipment companies this early in his career.

VIDEO: Rory vs. Robot (Euro Tour ad)

Rory McIlroy takes on a hilarious robot in a European Tour ad.

McIlroy talks about Europe's dramatic win

Rory McIlroy talks about his dramatic 2-and-1 win over Keegan Bradley.

Rory McIlroy talks about taking Deutsche lead

Rory McIlroy talks about taking the lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.