Rory McIlroy has rapidly developed into one of the brightest stars in golf. Born and bred in Hollywood, Northern Ireland, the young McIlroy showed exceptional ability from the age of two when he was recorded hitting 40 yard drives. His ascension continued through junior golf as a member of Europe’s winning 2004 Junior Ryder Cup that helped cement his position as the world’s #1 ranked amateur player. Turning professional a few years later, McIlroy challenged for tournament titles right from the start. He made the cut in his first event and finished 3rd at the next stop, becoming the quickest and youngest player ever to secure a European Tour card. He became the youngest player in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings at the end of 2008 then caught the golfing world’s attention with a wire-to-wire victory at the Dubai Desert Classic.
The determination and dedication that Rory has shown to his golf game, in addition to the raw talent and unmatched success he’s realized at each level, has many anointing the young Irishman as the next great phenom. Rory McIlroy is going to be a true golfing ICON for many years to come.
great young gun hope to see him be a contender