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Rory McIlroy Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1989
Place of Birth Holywood, Northern Ireland
Age 32 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, having spent over 100 weeks in that position during his career. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. Along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, he is one of three players to win four majors by the age of 25. 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.

Full nameRory McIlroy
NicknameRors, Wee-Mac
BornMay 4, 1989, Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland
ResidenceHolywood, Northern Ireland, Jupiter, Florida, U.S.
Children1
Turned professional2007
Current tour(s)European Tour, PGA Tour
Professional wins27
PGA Tour18
European Tour14
Asian Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia1
Other1
Masters Tournament4th: 2015
U.S. OpenWon: 2011
The Open ChampionshipWon: 2014
PGA ChampionshipWon: 2012, 2014
PGA Tour, leading money winner2012, 2014
PGA Player of the Year2012, 2014
PGA Tour, Player of the Year2012, 2014, 2019
Vardon Trophy2012, 2014, 2019
Byron Nelson Award2012, 2014, 2019
Race to Dubai champion2012, 2014, 2015
European Tour, Golfer of the Year2012, 2014, 2015
Mark H. McCormack Award2012, 2014, 2015
FedEx Cup Champion2016, 2019
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About Rory McIlroy

Champion Irish golfer who won the 2011 U.S. Open while setting a record with a score of 16-under-par. He captured his second major victory at the 2012 PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy before fame

As a baby, he fell asleep gripping his first golf club.

Achievement of Rory McIlroy

He started competing in pro events at 15 years of age.

Rory McIlroy family life

He grew up in Ireland with his parents Gerry and Rosie McIlroy. He got engaged to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki on New Years of 2014 but the couple broke up just a matter of months before the wedding. He began dating Erica Stoll in 2015 and they later married in 2017.

Associations of Rory McIlroy

He beat the record held by Jack Nicklaus for lowest par score at the U.S. Open.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Rory McIlroy

  • People educated at Sullivan Upper School
  • Male golfers from Northern Ireland
  • Sportspeople from County Down
  • Laureus World Sports Awards winners
  • Ryder Cup competitors for Europe
  • Winners of men's major golf championships

Latest information about Rory McIlroy updated on May 10 2021.

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