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SPORTS
November 24, 2012 | Wire reports
Rory McIlroy sank a short birdie putt on the 18th hole Saturday to remain tied with Luke Donald as the world's two top-ranked golfers pulled three shots clear of a star-studded field after the third round of the Dubai World Championship in the United Arab Emirates. The top-ranked McIlroy, who has already wrapped up the European and PGA Tour money titles, struggled early when he bogeyed the first hole and missed several makable birdie putts. But he improved on the back nine, sinking a 30-foot eagle putt on 14 to go with three birdies for a six-under 66. Donald also had a 66 and is tied with McIlory with a 17-under total of 199. If Donald wins Sunday without carding a bogey, he will match the feat of Sweden's Jesper Parnevik, who won the 1995 Scandinavian Masters without dropping a shot.
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SPORTS
November 23, 2012 | Wire reports
Rory McIlroy moved to the top of the leaderboard with a five-under 67 Friday in the second round of the Dubai World Championship in the United Arab Emirates. The top-ranked golfer, who missed several makable putts on the front nine and then had an eagle putt roll past the hole on No. 14, tied Luke Donald (68) and Marc Warren (67) at 11-under 133. Sergio Garcia , playing for the first time since having laser eye surgery, matched the course record with an eight-under 64. Garcia started with four birdies on his first five holes and then had a string of birdies at the turn before holing a long putt for eagle on No. 14. But he shot into the water on No. 16 for a triple-bogey before recovering to finish with a birdie and eagle.
SPORTS
October 10, 2012 | Staff and Wire reports
The anticipated matchup between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woodson Wednesday may not count for much after both lost their opening matches at the eight-player World Golf Finals at Belek, Turkey. McIlroy lost to Matt Kuchar by six shots and Woods fell to Charl Schwartzel by one shot in the $5.2-million event. In the other group of the medal match-play format, Lee Westwood beat Webb Simpson by one shot and Justin Rose defeated Hunter Mahan by four strokes. :: The NCAA banned the Texas Southern football and men's basketball teams from the postseason Tuesday, saying it came close to levying the so-called "death penalty" against the school for repeated rules violations and for lying about imposing sanctions on its own. The Division I Infractions Committee said it found a lack of institutional control and outlined problems spanning 13 sports over a seven-year period, including booster-related recruiting violations, academic improprieties, the use of ineligible athletes and exceeding scholarship limits.
HEALTH
September 19, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have apparently struck up a friendship. In an interview with the Irish Times, McIlroy, the ranked No. 1 in the world, told the newspaper that the golf stars have a fun, light-hearted replationship.  “Tiger gives me stick about being short,” McIlroy said . “He always asks me, 'Seriously, how tall are you?' I'll say, '5-foot-9.' 'Yeah, but without the hair? That's 5-7, right?' He'll ask me, 'What do you do when Caroline [Wozniacki, McIlroy's girlfriend]
SPORTS
September 10, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Rory McIlroy beat the strongest leaderboard in golf this year Sunday in the BMW Championship and joined some elite company. McIlroy made consecutive birdies around the turn to emerge from a four-way tie and seize control at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind. He closed with a five-under-par 67, making his only bogey on the final hole when it no longer mattered, for a two-shot victory over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood. McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, and with his sixth career win, joined Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win at least six times at age 23. Woods was never seriously in the mix. Five shots behind with seven holes to play, he made three late birdies and shot 68 to tie for fourth with Robert Garrigus (69)
SPORTS
September 9, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Rory McIlroy was the last man standing Sunday in the star-studded BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., winning by two strokes over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood with a five-under-par 67 in the final round. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland, a two-time major winner who is ranked No. 1 in the world, earned his fourth victory of the PGA Tour season and became the first golfer since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win back-to-back events. The 23-year-old won the Deutsche Bank Championship last week at TPC Boston.
SPORTS
September 9, 2012 | Wire reports
The BMW Championship turned into golf's version of an All-Star game Saturday with Phil Mickelson making 10 birdies to share the lead with Vijay Singh, and a host of other proven players lined up behind them Saturday at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind. Mickelson shrugged when asked about all the stars on the leaderboard, only because he figured his name wasn't at the top and there was still work to be done. That was before Singh had his only three-putt of the tournament from about 45 feet on the last hole that made him settle for a 69. They were at 16-under 200 going into a final round loaded with possibilities.
SPORTS
September 8, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. He made four birdies around the turn Friday for a six-under 66 in the BMW Championship at Carmel, Ind., putting his name atop the leaderboard for the second time in his last four tournaments. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were one shot behind. Going into a storm-filled weekend at Crooked Stick, four players who have reached No. 1 in the world were among the top six. Woods started slowly and finished strong, with birdies on his last two holes for a 67. McIlroy, coming off what he called one of the best ball-striking rounds of his life, had to overcome four bogeys for a hard-earned 68. Joining them one shot out of the lead was Ryan Moore, who had a 66. Lee Westwood (65)
SPORTS
September 7, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
When Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were grouped together in the first round of the BMW Championship on Thursday at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., it was the sixth time they've played together in competition. Woods, never one to gush about an opponent, came away impressed when McIlroy shot an eight-under-par 64 to claim a share of the first-round lead. "This is the next generation of guys coming out," said Woods, who shot a 65 to stay within a shot of the leaders. "He hits it great, putts it great, and on top of that, he's just a really nice kid. "The game of golf is in great hands with him, and he's here to stay.
SPORTS
September 7, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Vijay Singh shot a six-under-par 66 to forge a one-stroke lead over Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore after two rounds in the BMW Championship on Friday at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. The 49-year-old from Fiji is at 13-under 131 for the tournament, which is the second-to-last FedEx Cup playoff event. After McIlroy (68), Woods (67) and Moore (66) at 132 are Bo Van Pelt (69), Lee Westwood (65) and Seung-Yul Noh (66) at 133. Another 14 players are within five strokes of the lead, including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, Adam Scott and Bill Haas, who had the day's best round with a 64. The star-studded event features only 70 players.
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