Rory McIlroy

Born May 4, 1989
Nationality Ireland Ireland
Nickname Wee-Mac, Rors

Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer playing in the PGA Tours and European Tours. In the past, he held the number one position in the Official World Golf Ranking for over eight years. McIlroy won four major championships, including the PGA Championship and Open Championship in 2014, PGA Championship in 2012, and US Open in 2011. He won these titles when he was 25 years old, joining Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.

McIlroy became a member of the Junior Ryder Cup team in 2004 despite being an amateur golfer. At 14, he was the first player to win the Irish Close Championship and the West of Ireland Championship. When McIlroy turned 17 years old, he surpassed the World Amateur Golf Ranking and maintained his position for a week. He debuted as a professional golfer in 2007, a day before the Quinn Direct British Masters, where he shot a score of +2 (290), putting him at 42nd place.

In October, he entered the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and reached the 3rd rank. In the following weeks, he got his card to move on to the 2008 playoffs by playing in the Open de Madrid Valle Romano. McIlroy finished the game ranking in 4th place. McIlroy has a very successful career in golf at a very young age, having won numerous times in different tournaments. In 2019, McIlroy began playing in the PGA Tour, ending in the top 6 for five times straight.

These victories include the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he ranked 6th, and the WGC-Mexico Championship with a runner-up finish. Earlier in 2020, McIlroy defeated Brooks Koepka and earned the first-place ranking. Dustin Johnson and Mcllroy are successful in gaining victory in the charity skins game. From that playoff, they saved more than 2,000,000 US Dollars. They used it to finance associations offering coronavirus relief.

Unfortunately, Mcllroy loses his position as the leading golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking to Jon Rahm. But he made his comeback at the Wells Fargo Championship held in North Carolina, where he quickly took the title with a single stroke. It was his third time to win this match and his 19th win in PGA Tours.

Career Summary:

  • Penalties: 1
  • Long Drive: 357
  • Sand Save Percentage: 66.7
  • Average Gir Putts: 1.7
  • Average Drive: 319.1
  • GIR Percentage: 69.4
  • Fwy Percentage: 66.1

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