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.
Jan 14 (OPTA) - The World Rankings on Jan 13 Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Justin Rose (England) 446.66 2. (2) Brooks Koepka (US) 404.36 3. (3) Dustin Johnson (US) 359.25 4. (4) Justin Thomas (US) 388.66 5. (5).. Reuters India - Published
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: The idea McIlroy needs to show greater loyalty to the game on this side of the Atlantic, or risk forfeiting his place in the Ryder Cup team, is just nonsense. MailOnline - Published
It has been a few years since Jordan Spieth was anointed one of golf's 'big three' with Jason Day and Rory McIlroy but the 25-year-old Texan believes he knows what he needs to do to get back into the.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
A subdued Rory McIlroy said he would remain patient after another disappointing final round scuppered his chances of victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Sunday. RTE.ie - Published
The four-time major champion, playing for the first time on Maui, seemed ideally placed to put the heat on overnight leader Gary Woodland but once again failed to deliver in the final pairing. MailOnline - Published
A subdued Rory McIlroy said he would remain patient after another disappointing final round scuppered his chances of victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Sunday. Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
Jan 7 (OPTA) - Scores from the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions on Sunday -23 Xander Schauffele (USA) 72 67 68 62 -22 Gary Woodland (USA) 67 67 68 68 -18 Justin Thomas (USA) 67 72 70 65 -15.. Reuters India - Published