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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