Rory McIlroy rues costly 'doubles' in Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy admitted two “loose shots” had cost him as he could only finish in a tie for fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The world No 1 carded a four-over 76 in the final round on the testing Bay Hill layout which left him four behind the winner Tyrrell Hatton. McIlroy was tied for the lead with Hatton on five under when he birdied the fourth, but a double-bogey

Tommy Fleetwood run out of Orlando as he misses first cut in 47 events

Tommy Fleetwood run out of Orlando as he misses his first cut in 47 events after an uncharacteristic performance Tommy Fleetwood ended his run of 47 events without a missed cut in Orlando He resorted to black humour after a jarringly uncharacteristic performance He was the subject of unwanted attention after Paul Azinger’s recent comments¬† Rather like Liverpool at Watford last week, Tommy Fleetwood did not do things by halves

Tiger Woods to miss The Players Championship with back problem

Tiger Woods is to spend another week on the sidelines as he bids to overcome his back problem and will miss The Players Championship next week. Woods has not played since finishing last – among players who made the cut – at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera in California three weeks ago, when he revealed he had back stiffness. The 44-year-old subsequently swerved the WGC-Mexico Championship and also decided not

Arnold Palmer Invitational: World number one Rory McIlroy one off lead

World number one Rory McIlroy is one stroke off the lead after the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida following a six-under 66. The Northern Irishman, who won the event in 2018, began from the 10th hole and carded an eagle and five birdies. Matt Every, whose two PGA Tour titles came at this event in 2014 and 2015, leads after a bogey-free 65. Tommy Fleetwood, who

Rory McIlroy moves into one-shot lead at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy continued his remarkable start to 2020 by opening up an early one-shot lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Latest leaderboard Arnold Palmer Invitational The world No 1, who has posted top-five finishes in his last six worldwide starts, took advantage of the calm morning conditions at Bay Hill to post a six-under 66 and set the clubhouse target. Get the best prices and book a round at one

Francesco Molinari unable to defend Arnold Palmer Invitational title

Francesco Molinari has been forced to withdraw from this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational due to a back injury. Molinari, who fired a final-round 64 to claim a two-shot victory at Bay Hill last year, made the decision to pull out shortly before the first round, when he was scheduled to tee off at 7:54am local time alongside Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose. The defending champion admitted in his pre-tournament press

Rory McIlroy calls for 'streamlining' of golf tournament schedule

Rory McIlroy believes “streamlining” the golf season would make the sport less exhausting for fans and players alike. McIlroy described the current schedule on the PGA and European Tours as “an over-saturation in golf” and hinted that he would welcome more tournament with smaller fields. His suggestions are likely to be construed as a solution to combat the proposed Premier Golf League, which McIlroy insisted he was not going to

Fleetwood's bid for maiden win in US meets watery end

Tommy Fleetwood’s bid for first win in America meets watery end as final-hole calamity ends chances at Honda Classic with Sung-jae Im taking victory Tommy Fleetwood was at the top heading into the last day of the Honda Classic He was leading the English charge including Lee Westwood and Luke Donald But Fleetwood went for green at par-five 18th and found the water instead Exciting 21-year-old Korean, Sung-jae Im, came

Luke Donald and Lee Westwood well-placed in Honda Classic

English duo Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are firmly in contention at the halfway stage of the Honda Classic at PGA National. Leaderboard Honda Classic Donald produced a remarkable round on the Champion Course as he played the front nine in just 30 for a four-under 66 after struggling early on after starting at the 10th. That put the 42-year-old alongside 46-year-old Westwood on four under after 36 holes, with