Rory McIlroy

Professional Golfer
Born May 4, 1989

Rory McIlroy, MBE is a Northern Irish professional golfer from Holywood in County Down who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is the current World Number One and a two-time major champion. On 19 June 2011 he won the U.S. Open, setting a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-shot victory. He then won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island by a record eight shots on 12 August 2012 for his second major championship victory.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rory McIlroy.


1989 Birth Born on May 4, 1989.


2004 - 2005 2 More Events
He retained the West of Ireland Championship in 2006 and followed that up with back-to-back wins at the Irish Close Championship.
McIlroy shot a bogey-free opening round of 3-under-par 68 at the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie, his first major championship entry.
McIlroy started his 2008 European Tour season at the UBS Hong Kong Open. … Read More


His first professional win came at age 19 when he won the Dubai Desert Classic on 1 February 2009, this win took him to 16th in the world rankings.
McIlroy finished 3rd at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
…  He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open with a tournament record lowest score under par (−16), 2012 PGA Championship with a tournament record eight strokes victory margin, 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. … Read More
2012 - 2013 4 More Events
On 20 July, McIlroy won the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool by two strokes over Rickie Fowler and Sergio García to capture the third major championship of his career, having led the field throughout the tournament.
He finished fourth at the 2015 Masters Tournament, his best career Masters finish. … Read More
At the 2016 Masters, McIlroy was in the final group in the third round alongside Jordan Spieth but faltered to a birdie-free five-over-par 77 and followed that up with a one-under-par 71 on Sunday to finish T10. … Read More
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