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 of Northern Ireland reacts to his third shot on the 13th hole during the first round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. Photograph: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy endured a nightmare start to his bid to make it four wins in a row as he reached the turn in a four-over 40 before picking up a shot on t(...)

Steve Stricker has ruled out a playing role at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles because of hip and back problems. Photograph:   Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Steve Stricker’s slim chance of making the United States Ryder Cup team is gone after the 47-year-old confirmed he will not play again until December (...)

Justin Rose hits his tee shot on the 13th hole at Valhalla. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Former US Open champion Justin Rose made the most of his late-night heroics when play resumed in the US PGA Championship at a soggy Valhalla.Rose bir(...)

Rory McIlroy reacts to a birdie on the 13th green during the second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

No let-up, no stopping. With each stride and each twirl of the club in self-admiration of another beautifully executed stroke, Rory McIlroy – who yest(...)

Greenkeepers  push water off the first fairway during the second round of the PGA Championship  at Valhalla GC  in Louisville. Photograph: Jeff Roberson/AP

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 Rory McIlroy in action during a practice round for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course.  “There’s plenty of players that would like to be as inconsistent as me.” Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

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Tim Clark of South Africa reacts after making a par putt to win the RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club on Sunday, in  Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

South Africa’s Tim Clark shot a final-day 65 to snatch a victory away from Jim Furyk at the Canadian Open and earn his second PGA title.Furyk led by t(...)

Tiger Woods tips his cap on the 18th green after finishing his final round of the British Open Championship at Hoylake. Photograph: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The early-arriving British Open fans formed a receiving line along Royal Liverpool’s first hole and tried to finagle a greeting from Tiger Woods with(...)

 Rory McIlroy  looks at the Claret Jug after winning the British Open  at Hoylake. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA
Rory McIlroy - in other words
  • Golf
  • July 21, 2014, 13:30

Rory McIlroy may not have been able to win the British Open by the same margin as in his two previous major victories, but the 25-year-old’s victory (...)