Golf

McIlroy fights back to claim second successive major in thrilling fashion

By Nick Butler

Rory McIlroy won his second successive Major title at the US PGA Championships ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy continued his meteoric rise to all-time great status by winning his second successive major title after a thrilling final round of the USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.

Eight players within four shots of lead as McIlroy holds slender advantage at USPGA

By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy holds a slender lead going into the final day of action at the USPGA Championship in Valhalla ©Getty ImagesNorthern Ireland's Rory McIlroy takes a one shot lead into the final round of the USPGA Championship after carding a second successive 67 at Valhalla Golf Club.

McIlroy leads USPGA at halfway point while Woods' struggles continue with early exit

By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy holds a one shot lead after two rounds of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky ©Getty ImagesJust as he had done at the Open Championship last month, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy leads the last major of the year at the halfway stage after shooting a four-under-par round of 67 to sit one shot clear of the chasing pack in the USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.

Three-way tie for lead after day one at USPGA as defending champion Dufner forced out through injury

By Gary Anderson

Lee Westwood is one three players in a share of the lead after day one of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky ©Getty ImagesEngland's Lee Westwood shares the lead at six-under par with Americans Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer after the first round of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky, while defending champion Jason Dufner withdrew from the tournament midway through his opening round due to injury.

2016 US PGA Championships to be moved forward to accommodate Olympics

By Paul Osborne

The 2016 PGA Championships have been moved forward to accomodate the reintroduction of gold into the Olympics ©Getty ImagesThe 2016 US Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Championships will be moved to the final week of July in order to accommodate golf's reintroduction into the Olympic programme.

McIlroy favourite for final major of the year but Woods a doubt with recurrence of back injury

By Gary Anderson

Tiger Woods is a major doubt for this week's USPGA Championship ©Getty Images The USPGA Championship is set to get underway later this week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, United States, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy the hot favourite after two consecutive tournament wins, while Tiger Woods is a major doubt following a recurrence of a back injury.

2015 Turkish Open to finish on a Wednesday in move to boost women’s golf

By Gary Anderson

The LET has announced that next year's Turkish Ladies Open will finish on a Wednesday ©Getty Images The Ladies European Tour (LET) has announced next year's Turkish Ladies Open will become the first professional golf tournament to finish on a Wednesday, in a move it claims will help boost the profile of the women's game.

Sky Sports to dedicate whole channel to 2014 Ryder Cup

By Gary Anderson

US captain Tom Watson (left) and Europe captain Paul McGinley will be plotting victory live on Sky Sports Ryder Cup ©Getty ImagesBritish satellite broadcaster Sky Sports is dedicating a whole channel to coverage of this year's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland with the launch of Sky Sports Ryder Cup.

McIlroy secures first Open Championship win and third major with two-shot victory at Royal Liverpool

By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy claimed his first Open Championship with victory at Royal Liverpool today ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy joined an exclusive club with his first Open Championship win today as he held the Claret Jug aloft at Royal Liverpool to become only the third player in history to win three majors by the age of 25.
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