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Golf-McIlroy enjoys lengthy presidential lunch with Clinton

Having displayed mainly regal form on the PGA Tour in his last four starts, Rory McIlroy benefited from some presidential advice ahead of this week's Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts. Two days after finishing in a tie for 22nd at The Barclays in New Jersey, where his brilliant run of three successive wins came to an end, McIlroy enjoyed a lengthy lunch with former U.S. "It was a cool afternoon," Northern Irish world number one McIlroy, 25, told reporters on Thursday on the eve...

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Golf-McIlroy targets Mahan's top spot at Deutsche Bank

In-form Rory McIlroy has set his sights on dislodging Hunter Mahan from the top of the FedExCup standings after this week's Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts on a course he says is ideally suited to his game. Two years ago, McIlroy won the elite FedExCup playoff event held at the TPC Boston in Norton during a sensational PGA Tour campaign highlighted by four victories, including a second career major, and player of the year honours. After a dominant run of golf in recent weeks that has...

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McIlroy's break: lunch with Clinton, golf

Players have a four-day break between FedEx Cup playoff events because of the Friday start at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Rory McIlroy played golf at Shinnecock Hills and spent one afternoon having a long lunch with former President Bill Clinton. ''I think he promised Hilary he had to do something,'' McIlroy said.

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