(born 4 May 1989) is a Northern Irish professional golfer from Holywood in County Down who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is the current World Number One and a two-time major champion. He won the 2011 U.S. Open, setting a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-shot victory. The following year he won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island by a record eight shots for his second major championship victory. He has been cited as the most exciting young prospect in golf and having the potential to become one of the highest earners in sports in terms of endor…ts.
14.08.2012 [Belfast Telegraph] - At just 23 years of age, RoryMcIlroy has reached the pinnacle of his sport. And he is well on course to become Northern Ireland's greatest sporting figure. The Holywood man launched himself into a new league when he became the youngest golfer to win