Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his caddie JP Fitzgerald prepare at the fifth tee during the third round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club  in Paramus, New Jersey. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images

Jason Day and Jim Furyk are tied for the lead heading into the final day of The Barclays while an inconsistent third-round performance left world numb(...)

Rory McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Manchester United’s   Premier League match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Rory McIlroy’s bucket list is getting smaller but one unfulfilled wish is to win the FedExCup Series and therefore be crowned the PGA Tour champion(...)

Lee Westwood  hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A rejuvenated Lee Westwood set the early clubhouse target as Tiger Woods failed to make an impression on the opening day of the 96th US PGA Championsh(...)

Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke in relaxed mood as they stroll down the 16th fairway during yesterday’s practice session for today’s US PGA Championship at Valhalla. Photograph: John Sommers II/Reuters

The convergence of a perfect storm came about yesterday in and about the car park of Valhalla Golf Club, as Rory McIlroy – with the Claret Jug in his (...)

 Adam Scott of Australia responds to a question during his press conference for the 96th PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Illinois. Photograph: EPA

Usurped by the wunderkind, Adam Scott is not one for moaning. In golf, as far as the world rankings are concerned, the throne is taken, vacated, reta(...)

Rory McIlroy is congratulated by Sergio Garcia after his victroy in  the Bridgestone Invitational  in Akron, Ohio.

Some things come with winning. In Rory McIlroy’s latest case, it involved lifting a rather large ceramic trophy as the newest name on the Bridgestone (...)

Rory McIlroy holds the Gary Player  trophy after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational  at Firestone Country Club  in Akron, Ohio. Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy believes he is in the best form of his life as he seeks a third win in succession and second Major title in the space of four weeks in th(...)

 Rory McIlroy drives from the sixth tee during the final round of the  WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Two-time Major winner Tony Jacklin hailed Rory McIlroy’s “sensational” driving display in winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and believes the n(...)

Sergio Garcia hits off the 11th tee during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

After he had finished, Rory McIlroy retained the same purposeful, confident stride that had followed each of his drives down the fairway here at Fires(...)

Rory McIlroy hits off the 14th tee during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The familiar spring was still in his step as he marched towards the scorers’ hut, with a one-under par round of 69 safely banked on his return to work(...)