Rory McIlroy slams golf's $1bn Saudi Arabia-backed breakaway plans and says ‘money-grabbers’ wouldn't be missed

Rory McIlroy has slammed plans for a $1billion breakaway golf circuit, saying any ‘money-grabbers’ who joined it would not be missed. McIlroy predicted most players would refuse the signing-on fees of around £35million being offered to some of the game’s top stars. And the former world No1 believes the proposal would be just as unpopular with golf lovers as the

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Rory McIlroy will NOT win the Masters… and Ian Poulter has better chance of green jacket, admits new coach

RORY McILROY's new coach has dismissed his chances of winning the Masters – saying Ian Poulter has more chance of pulling on a green jacket this year! Pete Cowen also coaches Poulter, who thrashed McIlroy 6&5 in the World Match Play two weeks ago. He said it is unrealistic to expect him to “work miracles” and transform McIlroy’s game less

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Watch Rory McIlroy hook tee shot into SWIMMING POOL as ball flies into nearby gardens in nightmare at WGC Match Play

EVEN with Rory McIllroy's recent problems, he never expected to go from swinging fool to swimming pool. The former world No1's struggles with his swing plunged to new depths in a nightmare start at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. The Northern Ireland star sprayed his fifth-hole tee shot into a pool in gardens at the Austin Country Club in Texas – much to

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Rory McIlroy doesn't think Tiger Woods will play golf again but 'everyone should be grateful he's alive'

RORY McILROY does not believe Tiger Woods will play competitive golf again – but says that is not important when he could easily have lost his life. The four-time Major champion was stunned by pictures of the wreck Woods had to be cut out of, after crashing and turning his car over several times in Los Angeles. Follow our Tiger Woods

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