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  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(...)

Rory McIlroy will face Billy Horschel for a place in the last-16 at the WGC Cadillac after beating Brandt Snedeker two up  in his second round in San Francisco. Photograph: Getty

World number one and top seed Rory McIlroy beat Brandt Snedeker on Thursday, setting up a showdown with FedExCup champion Billy Horschel for a place i(...)

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(...)

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods tee off at 7.30pm on the final day of The Masters. Photogarph: Getty

The 2015 Masters may have belonged to Jordan Spieth so far but on Sunday evening the eyes of the world won’t be fixed on the 21-year-old Texan but th(...)

 Rory McIlroy plays a bunker shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth refused to crack under mounting pressure as he continued to hold the US Masters third-round lead on Saturday as some of the biggest nam(...)

Darren Clarke has had a discussion with in-form Englishman Paul Casey about rejoining the European Tour in a bid to make the Ryder Cup team. Photograph:   Tannen Maury/EPA

Darren Clarke has changed from angry young man to Mr Happy but the metamorphosis means he is no longer contending in tournaments as much as he woul(...)

Padraig Harrington hits his second shot on the eleventh hole during the third round of the Shell Houston Open. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth will take the narrowest of leads into the final day of the Shell Houston Open after a fantastic five under par 67 took him one shot clea(...)