Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroyMBE (born 4 May 1989) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours.[4] He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open, (setting a tournament record score of −16), 2012 PGA Championship (with a tournament record margin of victory (8 strokes)), 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. Along with Jack NicklausTiger Woods, and Jordan Spieth, he is one of four players to win three majors by the age of 25.[5]
McIlroy had a successful amateur career, topping the World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week as a 17-year-old in 2007. Later that year, he turned professional and soon established himself on the European Tour. He had his first win on the European Tour in 2009, and on the PGA Tour in 2010. In 2011 at the age of 22, he became the youngest player ever to reach 10 million in career earnings on the European Tour. In 2012, he became the youngest player to reach $10 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.McIlroy has represented Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, and Ireland as both an amateur and a professional. At the Ryder Cup, he played for Europe against the United States in 2010201220142016, and 2018, with Europe winning in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2018. For his individual and team achievements he has twice been named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year, in 2011 and 2014.

Rory McIlroy
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McIlroy in May 2013
Personal information
Full name Rory McIlroy
Nickname Rors,[1] Wee-Mac[2]
Born 4 May 1989 (age 29)
HolywoodCounty Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[3]
Weight 11.5 st (161 lb; 73 kg)[3]
Nationality  Northern Ireland
Residence HolywoodNorthern Ireland
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida[3]
Spouse Erica Stoll
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) European Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins 24
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 15
European Tour 13
Asian Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
(wins: 4)
Masters Tournament 4th: 2015
U.S. Open Won2011
The Open Championship Won2014
PGA Championship Won20122014
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
leading money winner
PGA Player of the Year 20122014
PGA Tour
Player of the Year
Vardon Trophy 20122014
Byron Nelson Award 20122014
European Tour
Order of Merit winner
European Tour
Golfer of the Year
2012, 2014, 2015
Mark H. McCormack Award 2012, 2014, 2015
FedEx Cup Champion 2016


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