McIlroy to up appearances on US tour



HONG KONG (AP) — Rory McIlroy intends to spend more time on the PGA Tour in the U.S next year, juggling his commitments with the European Tour as he seeks to make an impact on both sides of the Atlantic.

Northern Ireland’s McIlroy carries a career-best world ranking of No. 2 into the Hong Kong Open, which gets under way Thursday at the Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling.

McIlroy said Tuesday: “I will add on a couple more events to my schedule in America next year. It won’t be a drastic change, but I love playing on the golf courses in the U.S.”

He said world No. 1 Luke Donald, who led the money lists on both the U.S. and European Tours this year, showed trans-Atlantic success is possible.