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Rory McIlroy

N. IrelandN. Ireland

Start Position
1
Current Position
To Par: -10
Total Strokes: 71 - 68 - 67 - 72 : 278
T2   T3
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Holywood, Northern Ireland
  • Residence: Holywood, Northern Ireland
  • Age: 21
  • Turned Pro: 2007

International Victories

(1): 2009 Dubai Desert Classic [Eur].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$154,743 (145)

PGA TOUR Best Round

69 at Round 4, The Honda Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T3-- PGA Championship.

2009 Season Highlights

Enters his first season as a PGA TOUR member after finishing in the top 125 on the 2009 PGA TOUR non-member money list. Announced he would join the PGA TOUR in November 2009...Made 11 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2009 and won his first professional title at the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour by one stroke over Justin Rose. Carded a final-round, 2-under-par 70 to finish at 19-under and complete a wire-to-wire victory at Emirates GC. Finished second behind Lee Westwood in the European Tour Order of Merit...Making his first start on the PGA TOUR as a professional, lost 2 and 1 to eventual winner Geoff Ogilvy in quarterfinals of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, earning a T5...Posted top-20 finishes in three of four major championship appearances, including a PGA TOUR career-best T3 at the PGA Championship, five strokes behind winner Y.E. Yang. Finished T20 at the Masters and T10 at the U.S. Open. Shot a final-round 68 at Bethpage Black to move into the top 10. Placed T47 at the British Open...Only missed cut in 11 PGA TOUR starts came at THE PLAYERS Championship.

Career Highlights

2009: Placed in the top 125 on the 2009 PGA TOUR non-member money list. Announced he would join the PGA TOUR in November 2009...Made 11 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2009 and won his first professional title at the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour by one stroke over Justin Rose. Carded a final-round, 2-under-par 70 to finish at 19-under and complete a wire-to-wire victory at Emirates GC. Finished second behind Lee Westwood in the European Tour Order of Merit...Making his first start on the PGA TOUR as a professional, lost 2 and 1 to eventual winner Geoff Ogilvy in quarterfinals of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, earning a T5...Posted top-20 finishes in three of four major championship appearances, including a PGA TOUR career-best T3 at the PGA Championship, five strokes behind winner Y.E. Yang. Finished T20 at the Masters and T10 at the U.S. Open. Shot a final-round 68 at Bethpage Black to move into the top 10. Placed T47 at the British Open...Only missed cut in 11 PGA TOUR starts came at THE PLAYERS Championship. 2008: A year after turning pro, had a successful season on the European Tour, with six top-10s, including a second at the Omega European Masters. 2007: Turned pro on September 18 at age 18 after a stellar amateur career where he was the world's top-ranked amateur...Caught the public's attention with a 3-under 68 in the first round of the 2007 British Open at Carnoustie, the only bogey-free round of the day. Finished T42 and was the low amateur...Turned professional after representing Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup...Made the cut in his first professional event at The Quinn Direct British Masters and finished third in his second professional event, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, earning enough money to assure his place in the top 115 to become the youngest and quickest affiliate member to secure his European Tour card, in just two events...Finished T4 in his third event, the Open de Madrid Valle Romano. Amateur: Played his first professional event as a 16 year old in 2005 at The Belfry...Shot a course-record 61 at Royal Portrush GC in 2005...Represented Europe on the winning Junior Ryder Cup team in 2004, before becoming the youngest winner of the West of Ireland and Irish Close Championships in 2005...The following year he successfully retained both Irish amateur titles and in August 2006 he won the European Amateur.

Personal

Recorded a 40-yard drive at age 2 and first ace at age 9...Left school at age 16 to concentrate on amateur golf...Cites Tiger Woods as his golf inspiration...Web site is rorymcilroy.com.

Other Information

Made 11 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2009 and won his first professional title at the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour by one stroke over Justin Rose. Carded a final-round, 2-under-par 70 to finish at 19-under and complete a wire-to-wire victory at Emirates GC. Was in contention for the European Tour Order of Merit title late in the season. Making his first start on the PGA TOUR as a professional, lost 2 and 1 to eventual winner Geoff Ogilvy in quarterfinals of the 2009 Accenture Match Play Championship, earning a T5. Posted top-20 finishes in three of four major championship appearances, including a PGA TOUR career-best T3 at the PGA Championship, five strokes behind winner Y.E. Yang. Finished T20 at the Masters and T10 at the U.S. Open. Shot a final-round 68 at Bethpage Black to move into the top 10. Placed T47 at the British Open. A year after turning pro, had a successful season on the 2008 European Tour, with six top-10s, including a second at the Omega European Masters. Turned pro in 2007 after a stellar amateur career where he was the world's top-ranked amateur. Caught the public's attention with a 3-under 68 in the first round of the 2007 British Open at Carnoustie, the only bogey-free round of the day. He turned professional after representing Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup. Made the cut in his first professional event at The Quinn Direct British Masters and finished third in his second professional event, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, earning enough money to assure his place in the top 115 to become the youngest and quickest affiliate member to secure his card, in just two events. Finished T4 in his third event, the Open de Madrid Valle Romano. Played his first professional event as a 16 year old in 2005 at The Belfry. Shot a course-record 61 at Royal Portrush GC in 2005. Recorded a 40-yard drive at age 2. Web site is rorymcilroy.com.

National Teams

Walker Cup (1), 2007; World Cup (1), 2009