Rory McIlroy in action  during a practice round on the Blue Monster Course at Trump National Doral ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

He is the game’s dominant player, its poster boy to the masses. Rory McIlroy, though, found some solitude in his final practice round ahead of the $9 (...)

Rory McIlroy plays from a bunker during a  practice round on the Blue Monster Course at Trump National Doral ahead of the  WGC-Cadillac Championship    in Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The last time Rory McIlroy missed the cut in a tournament – at last year’s Irish Open – his response was to bounce back with a vengeance, winning the (...)

Barrister for Rory McIlroy told Mr Justice Brian Cregan today he was pleased to inform the court his client’s claim, and a counter-claim, could be struck out. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images 0:53

Golfer Rory McIlroy’s legal dispute with his former sports agent has been formally settled, the High Court heard this morning.A settlement was announc(...)

Padraig Harrington slipped down the leaderboard at the Honda Classic as play in the fourth round was suspended due to bad light. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Having held the overnight lead Padraig Harrington fell to four strokes off the lead at the Honda Classic after a third-round 71 was undone by a bogey (...)

Pádraig Harrington watches carefully after playing his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of The Honda Classic  PGA National Resort & Spa  Champion Course  in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington’s gruelling schedule at the start of the season looks to be bearing fruit after the three-time Major winner rose to the top of the (...)

World number one Rory McIlroy drives off at the 16th during the second round at the PGA National’s Champions Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Luis M Alvarez/AP

If Rory McIlroy proved one thing at the weather-interrupted Honda Classic at PGA National in Florida, it is that he is only human. The world number on(...)

Rory McIlroy in action during the pro-am as a preview for The Honda Classic. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

On the 17th tee of his pro-am round at the Honda Classic on Wednesday, Rory McIlroy struck up a conversation with Mike Collis, an executive officer in(...)

 Rory McIlroy  in action during the pro-am  for The Honda Classic on the Champions Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy begins the countdown to his ‘career Grand Slam’ bid at the US Masters in this week’s Honda Classic and says he feels ent(...)

Lydia Ko won the women’s Australian Open, but what’s in her bag? (Photograph: ESTHER LIM/AFP/Getty Images)

USA put trust in Love for the second timeWhoever is organising the finer things of life for the respective captains at next year’s Ryder Cup in Hazelt(...)

Work on drawing up the settlement in golfer Rory McIlroy’s legal dispute with his former agent Horizon Sports Management Ltd  is continuing, the High Court heard on Tuesday. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Work on drawing up the settlement in golfer Rory McIlroy’s legal dispute with his former agent is continuing, the High Court heard on Tuesday.Rossa Fa(...)