A superb tee shot from 13-year-old Oscar Murphy catches the eye of Northern Ireland compatriot and hero Rory McIlroy in the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Jan 18 (Reuters) - Defending champion Tommy Fleetwood and Japan's Hideto Tanihara took the first round lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday, while Rory McIlroy returned to competitive golf for the first time since October.
McIlroy he needed three late birdies to register a 3-under 69 that left him three strokes off the pace after the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
The Ulsterman played solidly down the stretch on Thursday
From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood lead the field at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, with Golf Channel scheduled to feature more than 20 live hours of coverage over the course of the event. Show More Summary
Rory McIlroy is three behind clubhouse leader Tommy Fleetwood as he returns to action with a 69 at the Abu Dhabi Championship.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson tries to go back-to-back while Rory McIlroy makes his 2018 debut after three months completely off the golf grid. Let’s get weird and watch late night golf. The European Tour is golf’s version of MACtion or FunBelt football. Show More Summary
DJ opposes the drive to roll back how far golf balls can fly. Easy for Dustin Johnson to say, what with his prodigious average of 315 yards off the tee (second only to Rory McIlroy’s 317 yards last year), but the world No. 1 thinks the...Show More Summary
The West Coast swing will feature the return of Tiger Woods, the US debut of Rory McIlroy, and a month at some of the best venues on the PGA Tour’s interminable schedule. Here’s a preview of what’s to come. The PGA Tour schedule is a never-ending, week-to-week march that covers 11 months of the year. Show More Summary
Rory believes the American team is strong, but the 2018 Ryder Cup will be a close one.
McIlroy says U.S. team better than in previous Ryder Cups, but could be in for a surprise
Paris is just nine months away, and it's not too early to start talking about
Rory McIlroy is making a comeback at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after ending his season early last year
It's going to be a telling year for where McIlroy's career is eventually placed among the greats
Jan 15 (Reuters) - Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy have the potential to compete in long drive competitions, but would have to focus exclusively on the discipline for a year or so to be competitive, according to world champion Justin James.
Despite a newly unveiled heart condition and a claim that being No. 1 means nothing to him, Rory McIlroy aims to regain golf’s top ranking by fearlessly beating the ‘big guys.’ The last time Rory McIlroy appeared in a golf tournament, the former world No. Show More Summary
Rory McIlroy gave The Telegraph's James Corrigan
The former No. 1 golfer will require check-ups every six months, but the condition is not expected to derail his career.
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been diagnosed with a slight heartbeat irregularity but says it is 'not that big a deal'.