Monday, 20 June 2011
Rory McIlroy celebrates with his father Gerry  (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy celebrates with his father Gerry (Getty Images)

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• Born 4th May 1989.

• Aged two hit a 40 yard drive.

• Aged 13 won the 2002 Ulster Boys Championship.

• Aged 14 won the 2003 Irish Boys Championship.

• Aged 15 won the 2004 Irish Youths Amateur Championship.

• Aged 16 became the youngest player to win the Irish Amateur Closed Championship in 2005.

• Aged 17 won the Irish Amateur Closed Championship for a second consecutive year in 2006 and became European Amateur Individual Champion.

• Aged 18 won the Silver Medal as Leading Amateur in The Open Championship in 2007, after finishing tied 42nd. Aged 18 was also the Number One Ranked Amateur.

• Aged 18 represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup in 2007.

• In September 2007, aged 18 turned professional and joined The European Tour as an Affiliate Member. Won enough money from just two events to finish in the top 115 of The Order of Merit in 2007. Was the then quickest player to achieve the feat.

• Aged 19 won his first European Tour event at the 2009 Dubai Desert Classic, to become the seventh youngest winner in European Tour history.

• Aged 20 became the second 20 year old to reach the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking in 2009.

• Aged 22 and 46 days becomes the youngest European Tour Major winner since The European Tour began, when winning the 2011 US Open Championship.

 

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