McIlroy feeling like a heavyweight who wants his belt back

  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, gestures near the tournament trophy after winning the CJ Cup golf tournament on Oct. 17, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)

RIDGELAND, S.C. — Rory McIlroy has reached the top of the world ranking eight times, and it’s still not enough. Even if the feeling is nothing new, the reward never gets old.