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Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy

Born: May 4, 1989 (age 28) in Holywood

Rory McIlroy


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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 four-time major champion.

McIlroy won his first major at age 22 at the U.S.

Open in 2011, setting a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-stroke victory.

The following year he won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island by a record eight strokes for his second major title.

Two years later, he won the final two majors in 2014.

With his victory at the Open Championship in July, McIlroy became the first European to win three different majors, and joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as one of three to win three majors by the age of 25.

Three weeks later, he won his second PGA Championship for his fourth major title.

He 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.

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WATCH: Rory McIlroy shows off soccer skills in challenge with Cristiano Ronaldo

One of the best soccer players in the world challenges one of the best golfers in the world
CBS Sports

Smells like a challenge! Rory McIlroy shows Cristiano Ronaldo his best tricks and skills


Videos for Rory McIlroy

News video: McIlroy takes on CR7 challenge

McIlroy takes on CR7 challenge 00:15

Rory McIlroy shows off his football skills after accepting Cristiano Ronaldo's challenge on Instagram.
Source: Sky Sports UK -

News video: How to earn $13 million in 16 days

How to earn $13 million in 16 days 01:01

We tried to put Rory McIlroy’s windfall from last season’s FedEx Cup in perspective.
Source: Golf Digest -

News video: Inside The Game: Caddies

Inside The Game: Caddies 05:13

In a year that has seen some high profile caddie-player relationships come to an end, we hear from the likes of Jim 'Bones' Mackay, Jordan Spieth's right-hand-man Mike Greller and Rory McIlroy on the..
Source: Golf (IMG) -

News video: Player Profile: Jordan Smith

Player Profile: Jordan Smith 04:46

At the PGA Championship Anna Whiteley chatted to European Tour rookie Jordan Smith, who went on to finished T9 in his major debut that week at Quail Hollow, about his brilliant season to date
Source: Golf (IMG) -

News video: McIlroy battling with game

McIlroy battling with game 03:28

Rory McIlroy admits he is battling with his game after a second round two-under 68
Source: Sky Sports UK -


Is Rory McIlroy so gifted like George Best and Van that we expect too much from him?

is rory mcilroy so gifted like george best and van that we expect too much from him?
There is a photograph of Rory McIlroy with Van Morrison, the two of them leaning against a fireplace in the Slieve Donard Hotel, chatting amiably and looking about as relaxed as men can be when they're..
Belfast Telegraph

Sport24.co.za | McIlroy to play at British Masters

Rory McIlroy will play at next week's British Masters as he attempts to end a poor season on a high.

Golf - McIlroy adds British Masters to his end-season schedule

LONDON (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy will play in next week's British Masters after the four times major winner failed to qualify for the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
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Rory McIlroy swaps golf for football after being challenged by Ronaldo

rory mcilroy swaps golf for football after being challenged by ronaldo
Rory McIlroy may have endured a bad year with a golf club in hand, but the former world No 1 still has some tricks up his sleeve with a football. After being challenged online by Cristiano Ronaldo, the..
New Zealand Herald

Rory McIlroy swaps to football for Cristiano Ronaldo test

rory mcilroy swaps to football for cristiano ronaldo test
McIlroy may have endured a bad year in golf, but the former world No 1 still has some tricks up his sleeve with a football. The Northern Irishman displayed his skills in an Instagram video.

Rory McIlroy confirms he will play in British Masters next week


McIlroy gives himself 'one more chance' at British Masters

mcilroy gives himself 'one more chance' at british masters
Rory McIlroy adds the British Masters to his schedule after failing to qualify for the Tour Championship in the US.
BBC Sport

No1 Rory McIlroy to play British Masters in Northumberland

no1 rory mcilroy to play british masters in northumberland
He will return to the event where he made his first appearance at a professional event - in 2005, while still an amateur - and then his professional debut two years later.

Golf-World Rankings

Sept 18 (Gracenote) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 12.03 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 10.41 3. (3) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 9.00 4. (4) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 7.94 5. (5) Jon Rahm..
Reuters India

McIlroy's FedEx Cup hopes gone as Leishman takes BMW

Rory McIlroy's defence of the FedEx Cup is over after he failed to secure a top four place at the BMW Championship.

Rory McIlroy is at a crossroads after a dismal year

rory mcilroy is at a crossroads after a dismal year
There are landmarks in any working life that offer a moment to pause and reflect and 10 years at the coalface is certainly one of those. For Rory McIlroy, it was when he became a professional golfer.

BMW Championship: Marc Leishman goes four clear as Rory McIlroy drops away

bmw championship: marc leishman goes four clear as rory mcilroy drops away
Marc Leishman leads by five strokes heading into the BMW Championship final round with Rory McIlroy's FedEx Cup hopes all but over.
BBC News

Leishman extends lead as McIlroy's FedEx Cup hopes fade

leishman extends lead as mcilroy's fedex cup hopes fade
Marc Leishman leads by five strokes heading into the BMW Championship final round with Rory McIlroy's FedEx Cup hopes all but over.
BBC Sport

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