Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Photograph: Getty Images

The media circus was in full flow at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday evening, as Rory McIlroy – just as he had done on the golf course – took it a(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland catches a golf ball from caddie JP Fitzgerald during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

An amateur more than twice his age, who has already beaten him once, could hold the key to Rory McIlroy’s bid to complete a career grand slam.McIlroy(...)

Rory McIlroy  hits out of the rough off of the seventh fairway during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament  in Augusta, Ga. Photo: Chris Carlson/AP

An American writer called Dorothea Brande once made an interesting observation. “There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bea(...)

 Rory McIlroy chats with marker Jeff Knox during the third round of the US  Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Some hits you take on the chin, which is what Rory McIlroy did with some dignity in his third round of the Masters. The Ulsterman finished bird(...)