101 Facts About Rory McIlroy

1. Rory McIlroy told BBC",It was awesome to feel the buzz of being somewhere around the lead going into the back nine and reeling off those four birdies in a row.

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2. Rory McIlroy began with an eagle on the North's 10th hole then added another at No 16 courtesy of a holed wedge shot.

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3. Rory McIlroy told BBC",It was awesome to feel the buzz of being somewhere around the lead going into the back nine and reeling off those four birdies in a row.

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4. Rory McIlroy was born on March 4, 1989 in Holywood, Northern Ireland, the only child of Rosie and Gerry McIlroy.

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5. Rory McIlroy married his wife, Erica Stoll, in Ireland back in 2017.

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6. Rory McIlroy was in danger of missing his tee time when Stoll along with fellow PGA official Maggie Budzar went to check on McIlroy.

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7. Rory McIlroy felt his opening 71 on the South Course did not reflect the quality of his golf, but he found rewards for good shot-making in glorious conditions on the North as he carded two eagles and four bogeys to get to eight under par on Friday.

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8. Rory McIlroy had to dig deep on his seasonal debut as Spain's Jon Rahm lit up the Farmers Insurance Open with a blistering 10-under 62 at Torrey Pines.

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9. Rory McIlroy won at Bay Hill last year with a final-round 64, beating Bryson DeChambeau by three shots.

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10. Rory McIlroy filed documents to create a new company known as Rory McIlroy Inc with the Companies Registration Office in Carlow in March 2015.

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11. Rory McIlroy injured ankle ligaments in 2015 while playing football with friends which forced him to miss the 2015 Open Championship, but states he won't give up playing: "I'm not going to stop doing what I do.

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12. Rory McIlroy carries a British passport, although he usually is reluctant to discuss his nationality at length.

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13. Rory McIlroy added that he would "rather play when it's 80 degrees and sunny and not much wind".

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14. Rory McIlroy has worked with various professional golfers since he was young, including Darren Clarke, Nick Faldo, and Graeme McDowell.

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15. Rory McIlroy was awarded the RTE Sports Person of the Year for the second time, previously winning in 2011, and the BBC Northern Ireland Sports Personality of the Year for the third time after victories in 2011 and 2012.

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16. Rory McIlroy tied for second with a score of six-under-par at the 2018 Open Championship.

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17. Rory McIlroy lost out by one stroke, having led by two with five holes to play.

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18. Rory McIlroy produced a near flawless final round of 65 to win for the first time on the PGA Tour in 2016 at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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19. Rory McIlroy finished three strokes clear of Russell Knox and Bradley Dredge and subsequently gave the €666,000 winner's cheque to charity.

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20. Rory McIlroy made his return in the 2015 PGA Championship and made the cut finishing in 17th place.

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21. Rory McIlroy claiming mental fatigue got the better of him and not its physical counterpart.

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22. Rory McIlroy finished fourth at the 2015 Masters Tournament, his best career Masters finish.

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23. Rory McIlroy went on to win the championship for a second time, by 7 strokes with a tournament record score.

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24. Rory McIlroy missed the cut in his first start of the PGA Tour season at the Honda Classic.

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25. Rory McIlroy carded a six-under-par 66 final round to beat Thomas Bjørn, who started the day seven strokes clear of McIlroy.

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26. Rory McIlroy was alerted to his mistake by Scottish caddie Dave Renwick after his round and, after signing for a 70 instead of a 68 to reflect the penalty, he told reporters: "There are many stupid rules in golf and this is one of them.

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27. Rory McIlroy picked up three points for the European team, partnering with Graeme McDowell in two foursomes and one fourballs match, and with Ian Poulter in the second day fourballs.

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28. Rory McIlroy was 40-under par for his two playoff tournament victories.

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29. Rory McIlroy was again a non-factor at the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club after injuring his wrist on the 3rd hole of the first round after attempting to play a stroke from behind a tree root.

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30. Rory McIlroy was the fastest golfer to reach double digits under par in the US Open, reaching 10 under par in 26 holes.

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31. Rory McIlroy achieved the feat by making birdie at the 17th hole in the second round.

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32. Rory McIlroy became the youngest winner since Bobby Jones in 1923.

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33. Rory McIlroy held the 18 hole lead at the Memorial Tournament but finished in 5th place.

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34. Rory McIlroy attributed the decision to having closer friends on the European Tour, his part in the Ryder Cup victory, and wanting to be nearer his girlfriend and family.

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35. Rory McIlroy missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 17th, "The Road Hole", which would have given him the outright record.

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36. Rory McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods to win a PGA Tour event prior to his 21st birthday.

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37. Rory McIlroy finished the tournament tied for 20th place, two strokes under par for the tournament.

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38. Rory McIlroy finished the 2008 calendar year at 39th in the world rankings after finishing joint 3rd in the South African Open.

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39. Rory McIlroy entered the top 200 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time on 27 January 2008.

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40. Rory McIlroy became the youngest Affiliate Member in the history of The European Tour to earn a tour card.

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41. Rory McIlroy made the cut on the European Tour for the first time as a 17-year-old at the 2007 Dubai Desert Classic, where he had to forego prize money of over €7,600 due to his amateur status.

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42. Rory McIlroy started his early training with Michael Bannon, previously the Golf Professional of Holywood Golf Club, who is his current coach and dedicated mentor.

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43. Rory McIlroy learned his early golf at the Holywood Golf Club, which he still retains as his home course.

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44. Rory McIlroy had his first win on the European Tour in 2009, and on the PGA Tour in 2010.

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45. Rory McIlroy was introduced to golf at an exceptionally young age by his father, who coached him.

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46. Rory McIlroy had a successful amateur career, topping the World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week as a 17-year-old in 2007.

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47. Rory McIlroy was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks.

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48. Rory McIlroy turned pro at age 17 in September 2007, after he topped World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week.

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49. Rory McIlroy was one of the most heralded up-and-coming amateur players since Tiger Woods burst onto the scene in the mid-1990s, and he too took the Tour by storm as he won two major championships in his first four years on the PGA Tour.

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50. Rory McIlroy took a slight step back in 2013, going the entire year without a victory on either the PGA Tour or the European Tour.

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51. Rory McIlroy was in a long term relationship with Danish professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki: he proposed at the New Year's Celebration December, 2013.

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52. Rory McIlroy is an ever-striving golfer who aims for progress in his engagements.

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53. Rory McIlroy has signed lucrative endorsements and Sponsorship deals ever since he rose to fame.

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54. Rory McIlroy developed a romantic relationship with Caroline Wozniacki, tennis pro from Denmark in 2011.

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55. Rory McIlroy participated in the 2009 Masters, having earned an invitation based on his exploits on the golfing circuit.

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56. Rory McIlroy successfully concluded the 2008 calendar year by rising to the 39th position in the world ranking after achieving the joint 3rd position in the South African Open.

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57. In 2006, Rory McIlroy successfully defended both of these titles.

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58. At the age of 9, Rory McIlroy achieved his record of the first hole in one.

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59. Rory McIlroy received the award in the 2012 New Year Honours List for his services to the sport.

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60. Rory McIlroy was born in the Northern Irish town of Holywood to parents Gerry and Rosie.

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61. Rory McIlroy took that honor in 2014, when he won the PGA Championship again and the Open Championship.

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62. Rory McIlroy was born in Northern Ireland in 1989 and turned pro in 2007 at the age of 18.

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63. Rory McIlroy has 61 times more money than 18 year old female golf sensation Brooke Henderson at $876,000.

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64. Rory McIlroy has celebrated the total number of 29 birthdays till date.

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65. Rory McIlroy proposed to Stoll in November 2015 with an oval cut diamond ring believed to be worth £500,000, and the pair are planning to tie the knot in April.

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66. Rory McIlroy is engaged to Erica Stoll, who has made a career for herself in golf.

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67. Rory McIlroy signed a multi-year deal with Nike four years ago and is line to earn over $250m during the course of the contract with the sportswear corporation.

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68. Rory McIlroy signed a letter of intent to play for East Tennessee State University when he was 15 but eventually decided to stick with the European amateur golf circuit.

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69. Rory McIlroy told BBC",It was awesome to feel the buzz of being somewhere around the lead going into the back nine and reeling off those four birdies in a row.

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70. Rory McIlroy has found it refreshing being with someone who it outside of the spotlight.

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71. Rory McIlroy was engaged to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, but the golfer called off the engagement.

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72. Rory McIlroy spoke with The Independent about how he met Stoll, and why things clicked between the two of them.

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73. Rory McIlroy spoke with The Independent after his proposal about getting to know Stoll at various tournaments.

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74. In 2014, Rory McIlroy won the 143rd British Open championship and sealed his place in history with Jack Niclaus and Tiger woods as the only players to win their third major title by the age of 25.

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75. In 2009, Rory McIlroy picked up his first professional tournament win at the Dubai Desert Classic.

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76. Rory McIlroy began competing when he was a child, and scored his first notable international win in the 9 to 10 age division at the World Championships in Miami, Florida.

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77. Rory McIlroy hit a 40-yard drive at the age of 2, and his first hole in one at age 9.

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78. Rory McIlroy was born in Northern Ireland in 1989, and was hitting 40-yard drives by age 2.

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79. Rory McIlroy took home his second major title at the 2012 PGA Championship, becoming the youngest PGA Tour playoff winner to date.

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80. Rory McIlroy joined the professional ranks on the European Tour at the tender age of 17.

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81. Rory McIlroy has become a star since turning pro in 2007.

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82. Rory McIlroy has a telling quote explaining just how mentally challenging this year's US Open will be.

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83. Rory McIlroy appears to have jeopardised his chances of future Ryder Cup captaincy after the introduction of new regulations governing eligibility.

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84. Rory McIlroy seems to be very happy with his partnership with Omega, according to his Instagram account.

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85. Rory McIlroy might be giving up the chance to be a Ryder Cup captain by altering his playing schedule.

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86. Rory McIlroy helped Thomas Bjorn's team to recover from a poor opening session on Friday to sweep to a 17½ to 10½ triumph.

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87. Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy fought for glory on the expansive 7,000-yard course.

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88. Rory McIlroy delivered shockwaves to the European Tour and his Irish fans on Tuesday when indicating he plans not to renew his membership.

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89. Rory McIlroy is looking to focus on playing in America in a bid to improve his chances of winning the US Masters.

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90. On 21 May 2014, it was announced that Rory McIlroy had ended the engagement: "The problem is mine.

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91. Rory McIlroy dated Danish tennis professional Caroline Wozniacki from 2011 to 2014.

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92. In February 2018, Rory McIlroy appeared on an episode of Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour, racing against Paris Hilton in the 'Celebrity Face-Off' segment of the show.

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93. Rory McIlroy was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to sport.

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94. Rory McIlroy is a fan of the Northern Ireland national team.

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95. Rory McIlroy lived near the village of Moneyreagh in County Down, about 20 minutes from Belfast.

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96. On 18 June 2014, Rory McIlroy declared that he would represent Ireland at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, where golf became an Olympic event for the first time since 1904.

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97. In March 2015, Rory McIlroy threw a club into the water at the WGC-Cadillac Championship after hitting his ball into the water on the par-5 eighth hole during the second round at Doral.

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98. In February 2013, Rory McIlroy was criticised for withdrawing from the 2013 Honda Classic, citing tooth pain.

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99. Rory McIlroy obtained putting assistance and instruction from Dave Stockton, a retired PGA Tour player who works as a putting instructor.

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100. In 2015, Rory McIlroy won European Tour Golfer of the Year for the third time.

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101. In September 2018, Rory McIlroy qualified for the European team participating in the 2018 Ryder Cup.

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