Tiger who? 2011 saw golf get a new face in that of 22-year-old Rory McIllroy. The boy from Northern Ireland put on one of the most memorable and record-breaking rounds of golf in sports history at this year's U.S. Open. McIllroy became the "youngest player to win the U.S. Open in 88 years and set 12 Open records along the way."Is McIlroy golf's new savior? That's yet to be determined, but one thing's for sure: The gold world can use more people like Mr. McIlroy; his humility and grace in the...Read Full Story
Rory McIlroy is just 21, and totally kicked butt at the opening day of the British Open 2010 today. He's from Northern Ireland, and currently leading the competition by two shots -- and set the record for the lowest-ever round at a major championship with a 9-under par 63 today, reports CNN. In second place at the end of the day today is South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen with a 65, and the 1995 British Open winner John Daly is a shot behind that, then comes Tiger Woods with a 67. It's still...Read Full Story
Rory McIlroy is going to have a lot to celebrate in 2 days when he turns 21, especially now that he just won his first ever PGA Tour title, at Quail Hollow today. He came in on top with a 10-under-par 62 in the final round, also setting a course record. He's the youngest man since Tiger Woods to win such a title, and, in fact, he beat Tiger in this tournament, as well as Phil Mickelson, who won at the Masters last month. McIlroy, who is from Northern Ireland, was tied for 7th going into...Read Full Story
Rory McIlroy (born May 4, 1989) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland. He won his first PGA Tour title on May 2, 2010 at Quail Hollow, two days before his 21st birthday. See more about Rory McIlroy here.