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Stricker, Watney move up in golf rankings

Stricker, Watney move up in golf rankings

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Steve Stricker and Nick Watney improved their positions Monday in the world men's golf rankings.

Howell gets hot; shares Irish Open lead

KILLARNEY, Ireland, July 30 (UPI) -- David Howell shot a seven-under 64 Saturday to take a share of the three-way lead after three rounds of the Irish Open.
McIlroy in spotlight at British Open

McIlroy in spotlight at British Open

SANDWICH, England, July 13 (UPI) -- Golf's oldest major championship begins in the south of England Thursday, with Rory McIlroy attempting to add to his status as the sport's newest superstar.

Kaymer regains No. 3 world ranking

PHILADELPHIA, July 4 (UPI) -- Martin Kaymer regained third place in the world golf rankings released Monday, supplanting U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy after just one week.
McIlroy moves to fourth in world rankings

McIlroy moves to fourth in world rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, June 20 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy's wire-to-wire victory at the U.S. Open pushed him to No. 4 in the men's world golf rankings, which were updated Monday.
McIlroy cruises to record U.S. Open win

McIlroy cruises to record U.S. Open win

BETHESDA, Md., June 19 (UPI) -- Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy took his first major victory in resounding fashion Sunday, posting a record-breaking 16-under 268 to win the U.S. Open.
McIlroy's 8-shot lead dazzles U.S. Open

McIlroy's 8-shot lead dazzles U.S. Open

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 18 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy continued his historic play at the U.S. Open Saturday, firing a 3-under 68 to finish a record 14 shots under par and post an eight-stroke lead.
McIlroy at 11-under at U.S. Open

McIlroy at 11-under at U.S. Open

BETHESDA, Md., June 17 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy completed the best opening 36 holes in U.S. Open history Friday and for the second time this year took a huge lead at a major championship.

McIlroy leads another major championship

BETHESDA, Md., June 16 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy shot a 6-under-par 65 at the U.S. Open Thursday and took the first-round lead for the third time in the last four major championships.

McIlroy shares Memorial lead

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 2 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy put together a strong finish Thursday to shoot a 6-under 66 and grab a share of the lead after one round of the Memorial Tournament.

Pat Perez takes lead at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 6 (UPI) -- Pat Perez birdied five of the last six holes Friday, shot a 7-under 65 and grabbed the lead after two rounds at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Watson reaches golf's Top 10

Watson reaches golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 2 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson's playoff victory at the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic boosted him into the Top 10 of the world men's golf rankings, which were updated Monday.
McIlroy making a move in golf rankings

McIlroy making a move in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 18 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy moved up two places in the world golf rankings following a third-place finish at the European Tour's stop in Malaysia.
McIlroy still ahead at Malaysian Open

McIlroy still ahead at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 16 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy holds a two-stroke lead after Saturday's play at the weather-plagued Maybank Malaysian Open, a stop on the European Tour.
McIlroy shares lead at Malaysian Open

McIlroy shares lead at Malaysian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 15 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-free 8-under-par 64 and shares the lead after Friday's play at the European Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open.

McIlroy extends Masters lead to four shots

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy extended his lead at the Masters Saturday, firing a 2-under-par 70 to build a four-shot advantage after three rounds.

McIlroy, Woods set for Masters showdown

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 8 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy took the lead at the Masters Friday and then found that to win his first major title he would have to fight off a suddenly resurgent Tiger Woods.

McIlroy, Quiros share Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 7 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros, symbolic of golf's new wave of potential superstars, shared the lead Thursday after one round of the 75th Masters.
Watney rises to No. 15 in world rankings

Watney rises to No. 15 in world rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 14 (UPI) -- Nick Watney vaulted 16 places in this week's world golf rankings, reaching No. 15 on the strength of his win Sunday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
McIlroy, Donald inch up in golf rankings

McIlroy, Donald inch up in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald made one-spot improvements Monday in the world men's golf rankings.
McIlroy clings to share of lead in Dubai

McIlroy clings to share of lead in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy, despite a 3-over-par 75 Saturday, owns a share of the lead going into the final round of the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic.
McIlroy keeps lead at Dubai Desert Classic

McIlroy keeps lead at Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy closed with a birdie Friday and retained the lead at the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic.
McIlroy in front at Dubai Desert Classic

McIlroy in front at Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy had five consecutive birdies in one stretch Thursday and has the lead after one round of the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic.

Woods keeps four-shot lead

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods shot a steady 4-under-par 68 Saturday that kept him four shots in front with one round to play at the Chevron World Challenge.
Woods takes lead in own tournament

Woods takes lead in own tournament

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, winless on the PGA Tour in 2010, shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to grab a one-shot lead in the Chevron World Challenge.
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