Rory McIlroy  hits his shot out of the bunker on the seventh hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts. Photograph: Getty

For a change, Rory McIlroy failed to covert final round contention into a title win. And as McIlroy, the world number one, closed out the Deutsche (...)

It started as a joke, a throwaway line over a late night Lenten jar by Vinny Fitzpatrick about having a public house representative for Clontarf, but it had gathered momentum to the point of no return

It started as a joke, a throwaway line over a late night Lenten jar by Vinny Fitzpatrick about having a public house representative for Clontarf, but (...)

Martin Kaymer followed up on his first-round record 63  with a 69. Photograph:  by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

As Germany’s Martin Kaymer followed up on his first-round record 63 on Thursday in The Players Championship at Sawgrass with a 69, Rory McIlroy ominou(...)

The par-four 16th proves to be Rory McIlroy’s undoing as he plays his approach shot from the bunker into the water hazard. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

After a fall, nobody dusts himself down and gets up again quite as well as Rory McIlroy. History is a baromet(...)

Rory McIlroy plays from a bunker on the second hole at the  Honda Classic on Saturday. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy was steady rather than spectacular as he extended his lead to two strokes after the third round of the Honda Classic in Florida on(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland leads  The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort  in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy might have walked off last year but for much of yesterday it looked as though he was about to turn the Honda Classic into another (...)

Thomas Bjorn. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn has confirmed his 16th appearance at the British Open as he and nine others qualified after securing exemptions.The 42-year-ol(...)