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Singh takes BMW Championship lead

Singh takes BMW Championship lead

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday and has a one-stroke lead halfway through the BMW Championship, the third event in the PGA's FedEx Cup playoff.

McIlroy shares BMW Championship lead

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy, bidding for a second straight win in the PGA Tour playoffs, grabbed a share of the lead Thursday after one round of the BMW Championship.
Stricker among those on Ryder Cup team

Stricker among those on Ryder Cup team

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- World No. 10-ranked golfer Steve Stricker was among four players added Tuesday to the U.S. team for the 2012 Ryder Cup.
McIlroy tightens hold on golf's No. 1 spot

McIlroy tightens hold on golf's No. 1 spot

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy's second high-profile win in less than a month solidified his hold on the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings.

Top-ranked McIlroy rallies for Mass. win

NORTON, Mass., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Rory McIlroy rallied from two shots down to close with his second straight round of 4-under-par 67 Monday, winning the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Oosthuizen's 63 nets Deutsche Bank lead

NORTON, Mass., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Louis Oosthuizen seized the top spot after three rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship Sunday, firing an 8-under-par 63 for a three-shot advantage.

McIlroy grabs 2nd round Deutsche Bank lead

NORTON, Mass., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Rory McIlroy carded a 6-under-par 65 for a second straight day Saturday, taking a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Rookie leads in PGA Tour playoffs

NORTON, Mass., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- PGA Tour rookie Seung-Yul Noh shot a career low 9-under 62 Friday that put him one shot in front after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Colsaerts, Poulter fill Europe Ryder team

Colsaerts, Poulter fill Europe Ryder team

PERTH, Scotland, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Nicolas Colsaerts and Ian Poulter were added Monday to the European team for the 2012 Ryder Cup.
McIlroy still on top after The Barclays

McIlroy still on top after The Barclays

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy remains No. 1 in the men's world golf rankings after the first week of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs.

Garcia shares lead in playoff opener

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, who broke a four-year winless streak on the PGA Tour last week, moved into a share of the lead Friday at the midway point of The Barclays.

Harrington grabs PGA playoff lead

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Padraig Harrington, hoping to grab a spot on the European Ryder Cup team, shot a 7-under 64 Thursday that put him one shot in front at The Barclays.
PGA Tour playoffs begin Thursday

PGA Tour playoffs begin Thursday

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The PGA Tour playoffs begin Thursday with newly crowned world No. 1 Rory McIlroy set for a head-to-head battle with Tiger Woods.
McIlroy tops rankings; Woods leads FedEx

McIlroy tops rankings; Woods leads FedEx

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy is ranked No. 1 but Tiger Woods has the most FedEx Cup points as the PGA Tour heads into its playoff season.
McIlroy back on top of golf rankings

McIlroy back on top of golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy's record-setting win at the PGA Championship returned him to the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings.
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Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the 6th hole during the final round of the 2009 Shell Houston Open at The Tournament Course at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas on April 5, 2009. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
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Rory McIlroy (born 4 May 1989) is a professional golfer from Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. He has represented Ireland, Europe, and Great Britain & Ireland as both an amateur and a professional. He had a successful amateur career, topping the World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week as a 17-year-old in 2007. Later that year he turned professional and soon established himself on the European Tour. He had his first win on the European Tour in 2009, and on the PGA Tour in 2010. He represented Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup.

On 19 June 2011, he won the U.S. Open, his first major. He finished with a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-shot victory, as the youngest winner since Bobby Jones in 1923. 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 endorsements. The victory lifted McIlroy's position in the Official World Golf Ranking to a career high of number four.

McIlroy was born in Holywood, County Down, a port town of 12,000 people in Northern Ireland, located close to the capital city Belfast. He is the only child of Gerry and Rosie (McDonald) McIlroy; he attended St. Patrick's primary school and then the Sullivan Upper School.

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