Martin Kaymer of Germany holds a six-shot lead after the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Cub. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Martin Kaymer is on the brink of a fourth HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after an impressive third round. The German carries a six-shot advantage go(...)

Rory McIlroy  receives the Race To Dubai trophy from HE Saeed Harib, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, after winnng The Race To Dubai at the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images 1:56

Rory McIlroy isn’t ready just yet to pack away the clubs for winter. The world number one – his bank balance further enhanced by scooping the Race to (...)

Former Asada head Richard Ings questions validity of series  for The Cormac McAnallen Cup (above). Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 21, 2014, 08:30

Ahead of the International Rules test tomorrow morning between Ireland and Australia, and the validity of the hybrid game has been called into ques(...)

Europe’s Rory McIlroy (left) and Graeme McDowell during the Ryder Cup opening ceremony at Gleneagles. Photograph; Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Fate, demonstrating a sense of timing of which the protagonists in the 40th Ryder Cup would approve, demanded that Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson wou(...)

Course of action: US president Barack Obama golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, Martha’s Vineyard, at the weekend. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP

Fore! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and ded(...)

 Rory McIlroy  reacts after winning the 96th US PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: EPA

In the darkness of Sunday night, after fulfilling the rituals that behold champions in signing flags and undergoing a stream of media commitments, Ror(...)

 Rory McIlroy  hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla GC in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

The symmetry was close to perfection. As Tiger Woods teed off from the first tee, his fellow Swoosh embroidered golfer was some 60 yards away prowling(...)

Caroline Wozniacki will run the New York City marathon on Marathon on November 2nd. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

The aftermath of a failed relationship: Rory McIlroy walks 18 holes; Caroline Wozniacki runs 26.2 miles. Wozniacki, the world’s 13th-ranked female ten(...)

 A happy Rory McIlroy gives a thumbs up to the crowd after his two-stroke victory at The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake, England. Photo:  Tom Pennington/Getty

Rory McIlroy Inc, effectively the player himself, has made its mark in creating a brand awareness that is identifiable beyond the golf course!In a go(...)

 Rory McIlroy  of Northern Ireland celebrates with his mother Rosie   after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Hoylake. Photograph: Facyndo Arrizabalaga / EPA

The ascent to greatness shouldn’t appear so natural. Yet, with each stride over this famous old links by the Dee estuary, Rory McIlroy moved effortles(...)