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Rory Mcilroy Bio And Facts

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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlory was born on May 4th 1989 in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. McIlroy is one of the most popular and one of the most decorated professional golfers in the world. McIlroy grew up in Holywood, Northern Ireland and was raised by his mother Rosie McDonald and his father Gerry McIlroy. McIlroy was coached by his father Gerry and spent most of his childhood training at Holywood's Golf Club, which he still refers to as his home course to this day. McIlroy joined the Holywood Golf Club at age 7 and has not looked back since.

McIlroy turned professional at the age of 18 and has 9 international victores, 18 PGA tour victories and has won 4 major tournament victories. McIlroy is one of three golfers that has won 4 majors before the age of 25, the other two being Jack Nicklas and Tiger Woods.

  • Birthdate: May 4, 1989 (04-05-1989)
  • Education: Sullivan Upper School
  • Net Worth: $17.4 million
  • Occupation: Professional Golfer
  • Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 161 lbs (73.03 kg)
  • Years Active: 13
  • Career Wins: 18 PGA tournament wins and 9 international wins
  • Nicknames: Rors
  • Teams: Northern Ireland,

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Golf Career

McIlroy has been swinging a golf club since he was 2 years old. In fact, when he was 2 years old he hit a 40-yard drive. McIlroy grew up playing at his local course, Holywood Golf Club, and still considers that course his home course. McIlroy turned pro in 2007 at age 18 and has been a powerful force in the world of golf since.

McIlroy has won 18 PGA tour events and 9 international events. However, McIlroy's claim to fame throughout this career has been his ability to perform in major tournaments. McIlroy has won 4 major tournaments in his career and has placed in the top 10, 14 additional times. McIlroy is a part of an elite group of players including Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklas that have won 4 majors before the age of 25. McIlroy won the U.S Open in 2011, the PGA Championship in 2012 and the PGA Championship and The Open Championship in 2014.

Titles and Awards

Rory McIlroy is one of the most decorated golfers in the world when it comes to titles and awards. McIlroy is a part of an elite group of golfers that have won 4 majors before the age of 25 and includes Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklas. McIlroy won the U.S Open in 2011, the PGA Championship in 2012 and the PGA Championship and The Open Championship in 2014. In addition to his major victories, McIlroy has 18 PGA Tour victories and 9 international victories.

McIlroy's accomplishments and hard work has not gone unnoticed as he has also received several awards. McIlroy was recognized as the PGA Tour Player of the Year in 2012 and 2014, the PGA Tour scoring leader in 2012, 2014, and 2019, and the PGA Tour money leader in 2012 and 2014. In addition, McIlroy was recognized as the European Tour Player of the Year in 2012, 2014, and 2015, and was the European Tour Order of Merit winner in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

Personal Life

Rory McIlroy married his current wife Erica Stoll in 2017. Before they were married, Erica was a PGA of America official. McIlroy was born and raised in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. Growing up, McIlroy spent most of his time training at Holywood's Golf Club, which he still refers to as his home course today.

In interviews, McIlroy has revealed that he is a big fan of soccer and that his favorite club is Manchester United. In 2012, McIlroy was appointed as an Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) which is an extremely prestigious honor in Britain. In addition, McIlroy spends a lot of his time giving back to the community. McIlroy is an ambassador for UNICEF and the PGA Junior League Golf.

Fun Facts

  • McIlroy is still the youngest person to ever join Holywood's Golf Club as he joined at age 7. Even before he joined he was practicing as it has been reported that he hit a 40-yard drive when he was 2 years old.
  • In addition, when McIlroy was 10 years old, he hit his first hole-in-one.
  • McIlroy turned pro when he was 17 years old and never looked back as he went on to join Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklas as the only 3 golfers to win 4 majors before the age of 25.
  • McIlroy also holds the record for the best score at the U.S Open, shooting 16 below par.
  • McIlroy is also the first Irishman to be ranked number 1 in the world. In 2012, McIlroy became the first Irishman to be ranked number 1 in the world and he also became the UNICEF ambassador for Ireland in the same year.

FAQ

What is Rory McIlroy's best ever PGA tour score?

McIlroy's best ever score on the PGA tour is a 61. McIlroy has shot a 61 twice in his career. The first time McIlroy shot a 61 was at the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship in 2015. McIlroy shot a 61 again at the fourth round of the RBC Canadian Open in 2019. McIlroy went on to win both the Wells Fargo Championship and the RBC Canadian Open.

What are Rory McIlroy's strengths as a golfer?

Although McIlroy is a very talented golfer overall, he has two main strengths as a golfer that he is known for. First, McIlroy is one of the best drivers of the ball in the world. McIlroy can hit the ball further and straighter than almost any other golfer on the tour. Another one of his strengths is his mental toughness, McIlroy is one of the most experienced golfers on the tour and excels in high pressure situations.

How many titles has Rory McIlroy won?

McIlroy is one of the most accomplished golfers in the world as he has 18 PGA tour victories and 9 international victories in his career. Of those 18 PGA tour victories, he has won 4 major tournaments. These 4 major tournaments include the 2011 U.S Open, the 2012 PGA Championship, the 2014 Open Championship and the 2014 PGA Championship. McIlroy is a part of an elite group of golfers that have won 4 majors before the age of 25 including Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklas.

Where is Rory McIlroy from?

Rory McIlory was born on May 4th 1989 in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. McIlroy was raised in Holywood by his parents Rosie McDonald and Gerry McIlroy. Growing up, McIlroy spent most of his time playing golf at the Holywood golf club and still considers that to be his home course to this day. In fact, McIlroy is Holywood golf club's youngest ever member. When McIlroy competes internationally and on the PGA tour, he represents Northern Ireland.



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