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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Rory McIlroy

This week
26th March 2023 - 29th March 2023
# penultimate hurdle
Rory McIlroy disappointed to miss out on final as Sam Burns wins in Austin
World number one Scottie Scheffler was also upset in the last four.
# WGC Match Play
Rory McIlroy disappointed to miss out on final as Sam Burns wins in Austin
McIlroy went on to beat Scheffler 2&1 in the third/fourth place play-off.
Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Onwards
Rory McIlroy rallies late to reach WGC Match Play semi-finals
McIlroy will face face American Cam Young next.
# Take a Bow
Rory McIlroy through in Austin after rolling back years to outwit Keegan Bradley
The Holywood native eased to a 3&2 victory to win group three with a 100% record.
# Off the Mark
McIlroy has 'one eye on Augusta' after winning WGC Match Play Championship opener
Séamus Power and Shane Lowry both lost their opening matches at Austin Country Club.
# preference
Rory McIlroy backs ‘unpopular’ shorter ball proposal with majors on his mind
The Holywood man said he could choose to play it in PGA Tour tournaments even if not adopted on the US circuit.
# PGA Tour
McIlroy, Lowry and Power discover groups for World Match Play in Texas
The action begins tomorrow.
Last month
March 2023
# Tee to green
Lowry, McIlroy and Power have issues to solve as the Masters hovers into view
Only Lowry made the cut at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
# Battling Back
Gutsy Lowry makes cut at Players Championship but McIlroy goes home
Seamus Power also missed the cut as the second round was belatedly finished today.
# as it stands
Rory McIlroy in danger of missing cut at storm-hit Players Championship
He dropped two more shots in his opening 10 holes of the second round.
# Round 2
Lowry and Power set to miss cut as Rahm withdraws from Players Championship
Lowry looks set to miss the cut by one shot.
# disappointing
McIlroy and Lowry struggle in opening round of Players Championship
McIlroy’s hopes of returning to world number one took a hit in the first round.
# Frustration
Rory McIlroy falls agonisingly short at Arnold Palmer Invitational
Kurt Kitayama kept his cool in a nerve-shredding final round to clinch the first PGA Tour victory of his much-traveled career.
# Golf
McIlroy makes strong charge at Bay Hill, mixed fortunes for Harrington and Lowry
McIlroy is three shots off leader Kurt Kitayama.
# change is coming
'I love it' - McIlroy hails PGA Tour's new-look plan
The move follows discussions between the tour and top players such as McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
This year
# Mixed Fortunes
Rahm wins Genesis Invitational to return to World Number 1, Woods cites progress
Meanwhile, Shane Lowry and Seamus Power were the most impressive Irish performers.
# Round 3
Rahm takes 3-shot advantage, Power leads Irish contingent
Rahm can return to the number one ranking with a victory as he chases a third US PGA Tour title of 2023.
# Back in action
Woods impresses on return to PGA Tour, McIlroy makes strong start
Woods birdied the final three holes in his first competitive round since last year’s Open Championship.
# Winner winner
Scheffler overtakes McIlroy as world number one after Phoenix Open victory
Seamus Power secured a top-20 finish in Arizona.
# moving day
McIlroy's reign as world number one under threat after stuttering third round
McIlroy is nine shots behind tournament leader Scottie Scheffler, who can overtake him in the world rankings this weekend.
# as it stands
Scheffler and Rahm threaten McIlroy's number one status at Phoenix Open
Darkness halted play in the US PGA Tour event at TPC Scottsdale, which has been in catch-up mode since a morning frost delay on Thursday.
# PGA Tour
McIlroy and Lowry struggle while Power is disrupted by darkness at Phoenix Open
Contrasting fortunes for the Irish trio, with Canadian pair Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin sharing the lead.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy believes he has never been a more ‘complete’ player
The 33-year-old has won two of his last three events.
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# Comment
McIlroy: The form male golfer on the planet takes down the man in the LIV Golf hat
Rory McIlroy continued his stunning end to last year by winning his first event of the year ahead of Patrick Reed.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy holds off Patrick Reed to win Dubai Desert Classic
McIlroy birdied the final two holes at Emirates Golf Club to card a closing 68.
# Glory Rory
McIlroy takes commanding lead ahead of Monday finish at Dubai Desert Classic
World number one leads by three after a seven-under-par 65 on Sunday.
# neck and neck
McIlroy and Reed sit two shots off the lead at halfway point in Dubai
Englishman Richard Bland holds a share of the lead at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed set up potential showdown in Dubai
Rivals found themselves a shot behind world No 1 amateur Ludvig Aberg and Ian Poulter.
# rain in the desert
McIlroy's first round of the year interrupted as Dubai Desert Classic hit by deluge
A weather front on the eve of play dumped nearly 40 millimetres of rain on the course.
# Controversy
Patrick Reed likens Rory McIlroy to 'immature little child' amid tee-flicking incident
Tensions have risen at the Dubai Desert Classic.
# tee-up
What will the new year hold for Ireland's golfing stars?
A look ahead to what the year may have in store for Ireland’s top golfers, after a magnificent 2022.
# full swing
A new golf series starring Rory McIlroy is coming to Netflix
Full Swing will launch on 15 February.
Last year
# Up for the Match
Thomas and Spieth beat Tiger and McIlroy 3&2 in The Match
‘I would have had a little more fun if we hadn’t been beaten,’ McIlroy said afterwards.
# Ready to Rock
Rory McIlroy confirmed for 2023 Irish Open
The world number one will return to the K Club where he secured his first professional victory on Irish soil in 2016.
# Holywood Kid
The new Rory has to be content with steady round after yesterday's heroics
Down teenager Tom McKibbin had hole in one yesterday before producing a round of 71 at today’s South African Open.
# bonus territory
McIlroy earns $12 million for finishing second to Woods in PGA 'Impact Program'
Shane Lowry, in 12th spot, collects $3 million bonus.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy planning for 2023 - 'I'll play probably The Irish Open before The Ryder Cup'
The Irish Open takes place at The K Club next September.
# Rory's story
Rory McIlroy completes magnificent season as DP World Tour number one
McIlroy tops the end-of-season European rankings with fourth-place finish in Dubai.
# DP World Tour Championship
McIlroy edges ahead of Fitzpatrick in race to be European number one
A superb 65 saw the Holywood man storm into contention in Dubai. He’s three shots off the lead ahead of the final round.