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Rory McIlroy Biography

Rory McIlroy is a Northern Irish professional golfer from Holywood in County Down who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. McIlroy has represented Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, and Ireland as both an amateur and a professional. 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. 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. He won the 2011 U.S. Open, setting a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-shot victory. The following year he won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island by a record eight shots for his second major championship victory. He is the current World Number One and a two-time major champion. SportsPro has rated McIlroy as the second most marketable athlete in the world.

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Why is Tiger Woods the greatest of all time?
Why is Tiger Woods the greatest of all time?
Tiger Woods has won it all during his career.
Scan shows no new injury, says Rory Mcllroy
Scan shows no new injury, says Rory Mcllroy
World No. 2 suffers from a low-grade response to previous rib problem at The Players Championship.
Masters 2017: 5 contenders and favourites to watch for
Masters 2017: 5 contenders and favourites to watch for
The 2017 Masters begins this week at Augusta National Golf Club and it promises to be one of the best golfing weeks of the year.
Why Dustin Johnson could walk away with the Masters if he continues to play his Tiger-esque brand of golf
Why Dustin Johnson could walk away with the Masters if he continues to play his Tiger-esque brand of golf
In his last 18 events, he has six wins (including a major and three WGCs), two runner-up finishes, two more thirds and four other top 10s.
Fitness in Golf – a paradigm shift
Fitness in Golf – a paradigm shift
The golfer's power in the swing comes from a coordinated & explosive action taking place between the legs, core, shoulders, arms & the club.
Rory McIlroy shares touching letter Arnold Palmer sent to him after his first major victory in 2011
Rory McIlroy shares touching letter Arnold Palmer sent to him after his first major victory in 2011
In the letter, Palmer congratulates Rory on his landmark success before giving it a personal touch and sharing some valuable advice
Rory McIlroy looking to bounce back from injury and return to World No. 1 in Mexico
Rory McIlroy looking to bounce back from injury and return to World No. 1 in Mexico
Rory will be competing against the top 50 golfers of the world this week and will hope to show that he's truly back.
Top 5 Swings in the game of Golf
Top 5 Swings in the game of Golf
As the countdown to the first major of the year begins, we take a look at the top swings in the game of golf
Ryan Giggs and Rory McIlroy to form a team at the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am
Ryan Giggs and Rory McIlroy to form a team at the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am
Ryan Giggs will be seen in an unfamiliar sporting arena alongside the 2016 FedEx Cup champion
Rickie Fowler looking to get off to a bang in 2017 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Rickie Fowler looking to get off to a bang in 2017 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Rickie Fowler gets his 2017 season underway this week as he looks to successfully defend his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship crown.
Watch: European Tour rookie smashes a 303 yard-3 iron
Watch: European Tour rookie smashes a 303 yard-3 iron
Jordan Smith is arguably the first tour player to hit an iron over 300 yards with recorded video evidence to show for it.
Rory mixes Callaway, Titleist and Odyssey at BMW SA Open, says equipment could change week to week
Rory mixes Callaway, Titleist and Odyssey at BMW SA Open, says equipment could change week to week
Rory has caught all the headlines recently with his many equipment changes and is showing no signs of being done as yet
Report: World No. 1, Jason Day and Nike Golf announce multi-year contract
Report: World No. 1, Jason Day and Nike Golf announce multi-year contract
Jason Day and Nike Golf have entered into a multi-year apparel and footwear contract deal which will further bolster Nike's great line-up.
Equipment: Rory McIlroy switches to Callaway woods and irons, Titleist ball and wedges, Odyssey putter
Equipment: Rory McIlroy switches to Callaway woods and irons, Titleist ball and wedges, Odyssey putter
Rory McIlroy has stepped up his pursuit of finding new equipment in an overhaul of his bag which will see the removal of all his Nike clubs
10 highlights of 2016 you might not remember
10 highlights of 2016 you might not remember
Everyone remembers about Golf being back in the Olympics, the Ryder Cup, Arnold Palmer's passing etc. Let's look at the smaller things here.
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