Golf-McIlroy climbs to second in rankings

LONDON, July 21 - Rory McIlroy climbed to number two in the world golf rankings on Monday following his victory in the 143rd British Open on Sunday.

Golf-Nicklaus and Woods hail McIlroy's Open victory

HOYLAKE, England, July 21 - Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have combined to salute Rory McIlroy's performance in capturing the British Open title for the first time in his career.

INTERVIEW-Golf-Watson ready to make tough Ryder Cup calls

HOYLAKE, England, July 21 - Tom Watson looked the picture of charm and grace as he outplayed scores of golfers half his age at last week's British Open but, make no mistake, he did not win eight majors without having a steely edge.

Golf-What a difference a year makes for Holywood great McIlroy

HOYLAKE, England, July 21 - New British Open champion Rory McIlroy does not do 'dull' but perhaps that is no surprise for a man with a glamourous-sounding birthplace like Holywood.

Golf-World Rankings

July 21 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Adam Scott (Australia) 9.24 2. (8) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 8.16 3. (2) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.81 4. (3) Justin Rose (Britain) 7.34 5. (9) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 7.05 6. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.80 7. (5) Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 6.66 8. (6) Jason Day (Australia) 6.40 9. (7) Tiger Woods (U.S.) 6.23 10. (11) Jim Furyk (U.S.)

Golf-It's simple really says McIlroy, just process and spot

HOYLAKE, England, July 20 - For Rory McIlroy the secret of his stunning victory at the Open on Sunday came down to two rather unremarkable words: process and spot.

Golf-Sixties man Fowler misses out but not disappointed

HOYLAKE, England, July 20 - Four superb rounds in the 60s on an Open course ready punish the smallest errors should have been enough for American Rickie Fowler to have had something bubbly in the old Claret Jug on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Golf-Dad's 10-year wager comes off after McIlroy win

HOYLAKE, England, July 20 - Gerry McIlroy was 100,000 pounds ($170,900) richer on Sunday following his son Rory's two-stroke victory in the 143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool.

WRAPUP 2-Golf-McIlroy joins greats after repelling Garcia charge

* Garcia shares second spot after closing 66 (Adds McIlroy quotes)

Golf-I did everything I could to catch McIlroy, says Garcia

HOYLAKE, England, July 20 - Sergio Garcia was in philosophical mood on Sunday after finishing as a major championship runner-up for the fourth time in his career.


If I unfollowed you, it’s because you tweeted about the World Cup

Social media encourages writers toward conciseness and cleverness, the better to attract a larger audience. But these rules have dissolved during the World Cup interregnum. Ordinarily smart people are typing "Goooooaaaaall!!!!!" into Twitter as if other soccer fans are blind to what they just saw on TV.


Rodriguez for Real

Rodriguez for Real

Real Madrid sign Colombian Rodriguez.  Full Article 

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games

Shooting champion withdrawn after jacket goes missing.  Full Article 

Injury Woes

Injury Woes

Juve new signing Morata out for seven weeks.  Full Article 

Calling it a Day

Calling it a Day

Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England.  Full Article 

New Contract

New Contract

Tiago signs new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage