Rory McIlroy: “It was nice to get the job done, really satisfying . . . now we move on to The Players at Sawgrass and try to do it again.” Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Not one for living in anyone’s shadow, Rory McIlroy – who has occupied the world number one spot for the past nine months and seems likely to carry t(...)

Rory McIlroy tosses his ball after missing a putt on the eighth hole green during his championship match in the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy became the second golfer after Tiger Woods to win the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play as the top seed when(...)

Rory McIlroy shakes hands with Gary Woodland on the 16th hole green after winning their championship match. Photograph: Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Image

Kerching! On the day before his 26th birthday, world number one Rory McIlroy ruled the roost in the WGC-Cadillac Matchplay Championship at Harding Par(...)

Rory McIlroy  celebrates after making an eagle putt on the 18th hole green to win his WGC Match Play semi-final against Jim Furyk at TPC Harding Park  in San Francisco, California. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy may have missed out on ringside seats for the big fight in Las Vegas, but the world number one delivered a knockout blow of his own to re(...)

Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 17th hole during round three of the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on May 1st, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy fought back from two holes down with two to play to beat Billy Horschel at the WGC-Match Play Championship on Friday, wh(...)

Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 4th during round one of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on April 29th, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Rory McIlroy enjoyed comfortable victories on the opening day of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, a(...)

Rory McIlroy will play Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel in his pool at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. Photograph: Getty

Top seed and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been handed a tough draw for the new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco a(...)

Jimmy Walker celebrates with the winner’s trophy after the final round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club. (Photograph by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Australian golfer Robert Allenby reported no major injuries and thanked a homeless woman for saving his life after what he described as an “unfortunat(...)

America’s Ryan Moore  celebrates after defending his  CIMB Classic golf tournament title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph:  Azhar Rahim/EPA

American Ryan Moore successfully defended his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia on Sunday, as compatriot Gary Woodland again had to settle for second pla(...)

  Sergio Garcia of Spain in action during day three of the 2014 CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Malaysia. Photograph:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia is just one shot off the lead heading into the final round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, but Ryder Cup team-mate Lee Westwood fell we(...)