Rory Daniel McIlroy, born 4 May 1989, is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who competes on both the European and PGA Tours.
He is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking, having held that position for more than 100 weeks during his career.
Early life and Education
Rory McIlroy was born in Holywood, Northern Ireland, on May 4, 1989. McIlroy hails from a small family.
Gerry McIlroy, his father, was a bartender, and Rosie McIlroy worked at a factory. Gerry Jr., his older brother, is his only sibling.
According to family legend, he received a new golf club as a gift, was shown the appropriate grip by his father.
And then took the club to bed with him that night, with his hands properly gripping the club.
McIlroy’s passion in golf began when he was two years old, and he played his first round at the age of two.
He joined Holywood Golf Club when he was seven years old and began playing in junior competitions when he was nine.
McIlroy went at Sullivan Upper School in Holywood, Northern Ireland, a private institution.
He dropped out of school at the age of 16 to devote his whole attention to his golf career.
Rory McIlroy is a Northern Irish professional golfer who has won various tournaments and honors over his career.
He went pro in 2007 and has since established himself as one of the most accomplished golfers of his age.
He has four major titles, including the 2011 U.S. Open, the 2012 PGA Championship, the 2014 Open Championship, and the 2014 PGA Championship.
He is one of three players, along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, to have won four majors by the age of 25.
McIlroy had a great amateur career as a 17-year-old, leading the World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week in 2007.
He became a professional later that year and quickly established himself on the European Tour.
In 2009, he won on the European Tour, and in 2010, he won on the PGA Tour.
At the age of 22, he became the European Tour’s youngest player to collect €10 million in career earnings.
In 2012, he became the PGA Tour’s youngest player to win $10 million in career earnings.
McIlroy has represented Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland as an amateur as a professional.
He represented Europe against the United States in the Ryder Cup in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2021 with Europe winning in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2018.
He was nominated RTÉ Sports Person of the Year twice, in 2011 and 2014, for his individual and team exploits.
McIlroy’s success has made him one of the highest-earning golfers in history, with an estimated net worth of over $150 million.
Rory McIlroy is well-known for keeping his personal life secret.
McIlroy was raised in a Catholic home in Northern Ireland. Gerry, his father, was a bartender, and Rosie, his mother, worked at a factory.
He has a younger sister named Erin and an elder brother named Gerry Jr.
McIlroy is married to Erica Stoll, whom he met while working for the PGA of America in 2012.
They proposed in December 2015 and married in April 2017 in Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland.
McIlroy is well-known for his humanitarian endeavors, notably through his Rory Foundation, which assists children’s charities all around the world.
He has also contributed to several other charities, including UNICEF, the Cancer Fund for Children, and the Special Olympics.
McIlroy is an avid sports lover who cheers on Manchester United.
He has also demonstrated an interest in automobiles and has been seen at Formula One events.