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: 09:22 | 24/9/16

McIlroy rues 'sloppy' round in Atlanta


Rory McIlroy says he hasn't given up hope of winning the FedEx Cup despite a "sloppy" second round at the Tour Championship.

The Northern Ireland golfer, who is five shots behind leader Dustin Johnson going into the weekend at Atlanta, must win the Tour Championship and hope Johnson finishes no better than tied second at East Lake, to claim the $10m bonus for winning the FedEx Cup.

"I need to win, and I just need someone to play as good as Dustin this week. That's what I need to happen. Yeah, I'm aware of the scenario," McIlroy said.

The 27-year-old was three over par after eight holes of his second round but birdied the 10th, 12th and 17th to move up the leaderboard into a tie for fifth.

"I just didn't feel comfortable with my swing and let that feed in to how I played, especially the first few holes. I made some really sloppy swings and poor shots," he said.

"But if I can shoot a couple of scores in the mid 60s at the weekend, you never know."

McIlroy admits a tough week in Georgia is not the ideal preparation for the Ryder Cup, which starts at Hazeltine next week.

"It's been a long stretch," he said.

"This is my fourth week in five and my fifth week in six next week. So I think it's a balance of, obviously, trying to get ready and making sure your game is sharp, but at the same time, trying to save yourself.

"I’m more than likely going to play five matches next week, which is going to be a long week. I'm going to have to reserve as much energy as I can for that."

Setanta Sports is now eir Sport. We have 6 great channels of live sport including eir Sport 1 & 2 and all 4 BT Sport channels. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers. To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport

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.