Rory McIlroy

McIlroy will tackle Spieth on the greens

Northern Ireland’s world No 3 is trying out a new method to try to improve his putting stroke as he tries to take back top billing from the American with the first major of the season approaching next month at Augusta

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Dubai Desert Classic 2014: The $2.5m hole-in-one shot tempts Rory

This is Dubai, and bling is back. If you want to get the attention of a millionaire golfer you have to go big. The Dubai Desert Classic has gone bigger than any tournament on earth with a record jackpot for a hole-in-one at the 17th, a cool $2.5 million (£1.5m). Even Rory McIlroy is interested.