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 name||Rory McIlroy|
|Born||May 4, 1989, Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland|
|Residence||Holywood, Northern Ireland, Jupiter, Florida, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour, PGA Tour|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||1|
|Masters Tournament||4th: 2015|
|U.S. Open||Won: 2011|
|The Open Championship||Won: 2014|
|PGA Championship||Won: 2012, 2014|
|PGA Tour, leading money winner||2012, 2014|
|PGA Player of the Year||2012, 2014|
|PGA Tour, Player of the Year||2012, 2014, 2019|
|Vardon Trophy||2012, 2014, 2019|
|Byron Nelson Award||2012, 2014, 2019|
|Race to Dubai champion||2012, 2014, 2015|
|European Tour, Golfer of the Year||2012, 2014, 2015|
|Mark H. McCormack Award||2012, 2014, 2015|
|FedEx Cup Champion||2016, 2019|
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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.
As a baby, he fell asleep gripping his first golf club.
He started competing in pro events at 15 years of age.
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.
He beat the record held by Jack Nicklaus for lowest par score at the U.S. Open.
- 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.