Rory Mcllroy is North Ireland based golfer who is the winner of 2012 PGA Championship and 2011 US Open and he is the youngest winner of PGA Tour playoff. He was born in 1989 in Northern Ireland and he managed to hit 40-yard drives when he was just 2 years old. In 2011, he won his first US Open and broke records held by Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods and scored 268. Mcllroy received his second main title at PGA Championship 2012 and became the youngest playoff winner of PGA Tour till date. In 2012, Mcllroy was placed second on SportsPro Magazine’s “50 Most Marketable Athletes”. He was named as “Second Most Powerful Person in British Golf” by the Golf Club Managers’ Association. He is among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Mcllroy won 143rd British Open Championship in 2014 and secured his position in history with Tiger Woods and Jack Niclaus. They were the only players who won third leading title when they were 25. He kept up with his winning streak and won his fourth major, the 2014 US PGA Championship. He is merely one stroke forward of Phil Mickelson.
Full Name: Rory McIlroy
Date of Birth: 4th May 89
Nationality: Northern Ireland
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Professional Golfer
Net Worth: $50 Million
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
Source of Income: Golf, Endorsements
Hobbies: Golf, Tennis
Mcllroy started setting records in professional arena with record-breaking amateur run. He became professional in 2007 around one day at The Belfry before the British Masters. He earned a European Tour card as the youngest affiliate member. In the Omega European Masters 2008, he took silver and became the youngest player who ranked the Top 20 golfers in the world.
He achieved his first tournament win in 2009 at the Dubai Desert Classic. He competed in both the US Open and the Masters in 2009 and he missed the cut in 2010 for the two majors. He won Quail Hollow Championship of PGA. He bombed the closing round after a tremendous beginning at the US Masters in 2011. He won his first major title and smashed the records and made up more than it in the US Open. He set a record with score of 268 for the lowest 72-hole golfing. He is currently ranked among the richest sportsman in the world.
Rory Mcllroy was born on 4th May, 1989 as the only child of Rosie and Gerry Mcllroy in Holywood, Northern Ireland, UK. He belongs to Catholic family and he was introduced to golf by his father at a very early age. He hit 40-yard drive when he could barely walk at the age of 2. His parents did a lot of struggle to support his golf training. When his mother worked night shifts, his father worked 3 jobs alike. When Mcllroy was 16 years old, he left school to focus completely on golf.
Mcllroy lives in County Down and he has a custom practice facility. He is an ambassador of the Irish National Committee for UNICEF.