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Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours.
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Early Life and Career
- Rory was born on May 4, 1989 in Hollywood, County Down, Northern Ireland to Rosie McDonald and Gerry McIlroy, a golfer.
- At a very young age, he was already introduced to golf since his father once played at a scratch handicap level. Soon, he became the youngest member of the Holywood Golf Club in Northern Ireland at age seven.
- To support his chosen sport, his parents worked hard. His father served as his first coach, teaching him the basics of golf.
- Their hard work paid off when Rory won his first World Championship for the 9–10 age group bracket in Miami, Florida.
- At 15, he was a member of Europe’s winning 2004 Junior Ryder Cup team.
- The following year and the next, he became the youngest back-to-back winner of both the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Close Championship.
- He was also part of the 2005 European Amateur Team Championship and the 2007 European Amateur Team Championship champion team.
- In August 2006, he won the European Amateur at Biella Golf Club, then became the second man to top the World Amateur Golf Ranking the following year.
- At the 2007 Open Championship, McIlroy was awarded The Silver Medal as the leading amateur.
- He won the Silver Medal at Carnoustie and topped the Amateur world rankings for the first time.
- It was also in 2007 when Rory became a professional golfer, signing with the International Sports Management and graduating to the European Tour. He was only 17.
- The following year, Rory entered the top 200 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 79th place.
- In 2009, Rory won his first European Tour event at the Dubai Desert Classic, taking his world ranking to 16 after only 18 months as a pro.
- His rank rose to 16th after this victory.
- The next year, Rory joined the 2010 US PGA tour and picked up his first victory at the Quail Hollow Championship after scoring a 62 in the final round.
- He also scored the lowest first-round score in the 150-year history of the Open Championship with a 9-under-par 63 on opening day.
- In the 2011 US Open, Rory won his first major at Congressional and recorded the lowest aggregate score in US Open history.
- The following year, he won the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island with an eight-stroke victory, making him the youngest multiple major champion since Seve Ballesteros.
- He also helped secure victory in the 2012 Ryder Cup over the US team in what became known as the ‘Miracle of Medinah’.
- He did not fare well in 2013 but in 2014, Rory bagged the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
- He also won his third and fourth major championship, winning the 2014 Open Championship by two strokes over Rickie Fowler and Sergio García, and the 2014 US PGA.
- After winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic for a second time, he placed decently in his 2015 golfing but injured his left anterior talofibular ligament.
- In 2016, he won the Irish Open, a tournament hosted by the Rory Foundation. He finished the season by winning the TOUR Championship and FedEx Cup in a dramatic playoff.
- McIlroy’s rib injury first sustained at the BMW SA Open in January 2017 kept him from performing well so he sat out on major events to recover.
- In 2018, he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and placed runner-up in the other tournaments.
- In 2019, Rory joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win 4 majors and 15 PGA Tour titles before age 30.
- He also became the PGA Tour Player of the Year after becoming the second player to win multiple FedEx Cups.
- In 2020, McIlroy gained the world number one ranking from Brooks Koepka for the first time since 2015.
- The following year, he won his 19th PGA Tour competition and his team finished in a tie for 3rd place at the Olympic Games.
- Throughout his European professional tour (as of 2020), Rory has had 14 wins, 22 PGA Tour wins and two World Cup Championships representing Ireland.
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