We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 12:25 | 6/3/16

McIlroy eyes 'aggressive' final round

Northern Irishman three ahead in Miami

Rory McIlroy, leading by three strokes after three rounds of the WGC-Cadillac, is aiming to be 'aggressive and assertive' on the final day of the tournament.

McIlroy's superb seven-under-par 65 on Friday left him two shots behind leader Adam Scott at the midway point.

With the Australian struggling to a third-round 73, the Northern Irishman took over at the top with a 68 on Saturday, sitting three ahead of both Scott and Dustin Johnson.

McIlroy, however, will not be simply trying to protect his advantage on the last day.

“You have to just keep going and set yourself a target,” said the County Down native, who famously collapsed during the final round of 2011 Masters. “Basically, I can't play defensive - it isn't my style.

“I need to go out there and be aggressive and be assertive. Obviously (you) pick and choose your moments, but for the most part, set yourself a number, get out there, and do it.

“That takes everything else away, as well. It takes away the thought of winning a tournament (and) all the other stuff.”

McIlroy is on 12-under for the tournament, with Johnson and Scoot on -9, while Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Danny Willett are two strokes further back.

Ireland's Shane Lowry lies on three-over following a disappointing third-round 75.

Johnson tops world rankings

08:28 | 20/2/17

Dustin Johnson is the new world number one following his victory at the Genesis Open in California.


Harrington and Johnson in the hunt

08:45 | 17/2/17

Padraig Harrington is just three shots off the lead held by Sam Saunders following the first round of the Genesis Open in California.


Back problems continue for Woods

12:12 | 15/2/17

Tiger Woods has been "advised by doctors to limit all activities" as he tries to recover from the back spasms which forced him out of this week's Genesis Open.


Injury forces Woods withdrawals

16:35 | 10/2/17

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from next week's Genesis Open and the Honda Classic a fortnight later as he struggles with "ongoing back spasms".


Lowry, Power start well at AT&T

09:59 | 10/2/17

Shane Lowry and Seamus Power both made fine starts to a rain-affected first day at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.