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Rory McIlroy

Personal information
NameRory McIlroy
Full nameRory McIlroy
Height1.75 m (5 ft 8.9 in)
Weight73 kg (160.9 lb ; 11.5 st)
Nationality 
ResidenceCarryduff, Northern Ireland 
Career
Turned professional2007
Current toursEuropean Tour
Former toursPGA Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
European Tour2
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentT15: 2011
U.S. OpenWon: 2011
The Open ChampionshipWon: 2011
PGA ChampionshipT3: 2009, 2010

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Rory McIlroy (born 4 May 1989) is a Northern Irish professional golfer from Holywood in County Down. He 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. He represented Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup.

On 19 June 2011, he won the U.S. Open, his first major. He finished with a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-shot victory, as the youngest winner since Bobby Jones in 1923. He has been cited as the most exciting young prospect in golf and having the potential to become one of the highest earners in sports in terms of endorsements. The victory lifted McIlroy's position in the Official World Golf Ranking to a career high of number four.


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