Ten fun facts about Rory McIlroy


Fact 1
He is a former World Number One and a two-time major champion.

Fact 2
He has been cited as the most exciting young prospect in golf and as having the potential to become one of the highest earners in sports in terms of endorsements.

Fact 3
McIlroy has represented Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, and Ireland as both an amateur and a professional.


Fact 4
He won the 2011 U.S. Open, setting a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-stroke victory.

Fact 5
In 2012 he won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island by a record eight strokes for his second major championship victory.

Fact 6
Golf Club Managers' Association's Golf Club Management magazine ranked him as the second most powerful person in British golf.

Fact 7
In 2011 at the age of 22, he became the youngest player ever to reach €10 million in career earnings on the European Tour. In 2012 he became the youngest player to reach $10 million in career earnings on the PGA Tour.

Fact 8
SportsPro has McIlroy rated as the second most marketable athlete in the world.

Fact 9
He is a fan of Premier League team Manchester United.

Fact 10
McIlroy's main sporting passion outside of golf is for the Ulster Rugby Team.


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is a Northern Irish professional golfer who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours.

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