Biography of Rory McIlroy
At the age of 15 years, McIlroy was a member of the winning European team at the Junior Ryder Cup 2004. A year later he became the youngest winner of both the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Close Championship. He could defend both titles the following year and also the European Amateur Championship decide for themselves. In the same year McIlroy represented Ireland in the Eisenhower Trophy and victorious at the World Team Amateur Championship. In February 2007 he stood for a week at the top of the world ranking of amateurs. In the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 2007, he won as the best amateur Silver Medal. In that year, McIlroy was in the team of Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup, which the U.S. was defeated in short supply.
A few days after his 16th Birthday McIlroy had his first appearance at a tournament of the European Tour, the British Masters 2005th At 17 years he succeeded in placing his first prize at the Dubai Desert Classic in 2007, but he could not accept as an amateur.
In September 2007, he was professional golfer and played its way to receive invitations to tournaments on the European Tour prize money enough, in order to secure full playing rights for the following season. At the end of that season he finished in 95th Rank in the European Tour Order of Merit, one year later, McIlroy was already found to place 36th.
In February 2009 he finally succeeded, the first tournament victory, the strong field at Dubai Desert Classic. He also made the ascent into the top 20 of world golf rankings. After a third place finish at the PGA Championship and a second place at the Dubai World Championship was McIlroy at the end of the season second in the Race to Dubai, and penetrated into the top 10 world ranking.
Since 2010, McIlroy plays in the U.S. on the PGA Tour. He won his first victory in early May at the Quail Hollow Championship.
Once he was in April 2011 at The Masters lost a lead of four strokes after the third day and divided at the 15th Place finished, he succeeded in June, his first victory in a Major Championship. He won the U.S. Open with the previously best result ever played in this tournament by 16 strokes under par, making it the old record (-12) of Tiger Woods from undercutting the year 2000. After this tournament he was 4th on the world rankings classified. In November 2011 before McIlroy moved to 2nd place.
Profile of Rory McIlroy
Full name: Rory McIlroy
Born: 4 May 1989
birth place: Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 73 kg
Nationality: Northern Ireland
Residence: Carryduff, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Turned professional: 2007
Professional wins: 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour: 2
European Tour: 3