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Golf: McIlroy clings to PGA lead while Tiger makes cut

A strong finish helped Rory McIlroy grab a one-stroke lead over Brendon de Jonge after Friday's second round of the Honda Classic while top-ranked Tiger Woods barely made the cut. McIlroy held his nerve after two early bogeys to finish with a flourish, firing a four-under par 66 that left the 24-year-old world number eight from Northern Ireland on 11-under 129 through 36 holes at the $6 million US PGA event.

Golf: McIlroy clings to Honda Classic clubhouse lead

Rory McIlroy held a one-stroke clubhouse lead over Brendon de Jonge during Friday's second round of the US PGA Honda Classic while top-ranked Tiger Woods struggled to make the cut. McIlroy held his nerve after two early birdies to finish with a flourish, firing a four-under par 66 that left the 24-year-old world number eight from Northern Ireland on 11-under 129 through 36 holes at PGA National. Zimbabwe's De Jonge fired a 64 but a closing bogey kept him from a share of the midway lead, leaving him on 130 at the $6 million event with players still on the back nine.

Golf: McIlroy grabs PGA lead with sizzling 63

World number eight Rory McIlroy closed with back-to-back birdies to seize the lead after Thursday's opening round of the $6 million US PGA Honda Classic with a bogey-free seven-under par 63. The two-time major champion from Northern Ireland owned a one-stroke lead over American Russell Henley and a two-shot edge over South African Rory Sabbatini, Welshman Jamie Donaldson and American William McGirt after 18 holes.

Golf: McIlroy grabs PGA clubhouse lead with sizzling 63

World number eight Rory McIlroy closed with back-to-back birdies to seize the clubhouse lead in Thursday's opening round of the $6 million US PGA Honda Classic with a bogey-free seven-under par 63. The two-time major champion from Northern Ireland sank a 27-foot birdie putt at the second and had a tap-in birdie at the par-5 third for a solid early start at PGA National. McIlroy then opened the back nine with three birdies in a row and added another with a 12-foot putt at the par-3 17th.

Golf: McIlroy grabs PGA clubhouse lead with sizzling 63

World number eight Rory McIlroy closed with back-to-back birdies to seize the clubhouse lead in Thursday's opening round of the $6 million US PGA Honda Classic with a bogey-free seven-under par 63. The two-time major champion from Northern Ireland sank a 27-foot birdie putt at the second and had a tap-in birdie at the par-5 third for a solid early start at PGA National. McIlroy then opened the back nine with three birdies in a row and added another with a 12-foot putt at the par-3 17th.

McIroy says he has head right this time

(Reuters) - What a difference a year has made for Rory McIlroy, who 12 months ago tarnished his reputation by quitting during the second round of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. McIlroy's head was a mess and his game was not much better at this time last year as he walked off the course citing a toothache, an excuse he later admitted was rather lame.

Golf: McIlroy still undecided about Rio Olympic ties

Northern Ireland star Rory McIlroy remains undecided about whether he would play for Ireland or Britain at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, when golf returns to the Games programme. For the first time since 1904, golfers will compete for Olympic gold but that brings the tricky question of nationality into play because Northern Ireland does not field its own team. "I haven't made a decision yet," McIlroy told the US PGA Tour website on Wednesday.

Golf: McIlroy looks for fast start at Match Play

Rory McIlroy makes his 2014 US debut Wednesday at the World Golf Championships Match Play Championship with hopes of a strong start after two top-10 European Tour showings. The 24-year-old from Northern Ireland, already a two-time major champion, shared second with Phil Mickelson at Abu Dhabi last month and shared ninth earlier this month at Dubai after ending last year with an Australian Open victory. "It has been a nice positive start to the season," McIlroy said Tuesday. "I have just tried to continue that the last couple of weeks, practiced hard.

Golf: McIlroy to play in Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy has signed up to play in the Scottish Open in July, hoping that he can follow the example of Phil Mickelson last year who won the tournament and went on the following week to win the British Open. The two-time major champion admits that watching the American triumph at Castle Stuart Golf Links in 2013 and then go on to win at Muirfield the following week helped make up his mind to return to the event for the first time in five years.

Gallacher equals tour record to overhaul McIlroy

By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Champion Stephen Gallacher amassed seven birdies and an eagle on the back nine on Saturday, tying a European Tour record, as the scintillating Scot snatched the Dubai Desert Classic third-round lead from Rory McIlroy. Gallacher, 39, blitzed his way to a nine-under-par 63 - the joint lowest round of this year's event - to finish with a 16-under total of 200, two clear of world number six McIlroy having started the day four adrift.
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