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McIlroy breezes to record PGA victory

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy fired a 6-under 66 Sunday, setting a record for the biggest margin of victory at the PGA Championship with an 8-stroke triumph.

Storms force PGA Championship suspension

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Officials suspended play during the third round of the PGA Championship Saturday due to heavy rainstorms at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C.
Singh, Woods, Pettersson share PGA lead

Singh, Woods, Pettersson share PGA lead

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh fired a 3-under-par 69 to share first place with Tiger Woods and first-round leader Carl Pettersson Friday after two rounds of the PGA Championship.
Fast start puts Petterrson in front at PGA

Fast start puts Petterrson in front at PGA

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Carl Pettersson birdied three of his first four holes Thursday and otherwise avoided trouble to grab a 1-stroke lead after one round of the PGA Championship.

Bradley edges Furyk for WGC victory

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Keegan Bradley took advantage of a late double-bogey by Jim Furyk to come from behind and post a one-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Furyk keeps WGC lead with even-par round

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk stayed atop the leaderboard of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for the third straight round Saturday after registering an even-par 70.
Donald tops golf list for 10th week

Donald tops golf list for 10th week

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 30 (UPI) -- Luke Donald keeps the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings, updated Monday, for a 10th consecutive week.
Els -- and Scott -- up in golf rankings

Els -- and Scott -- up in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 23 (UPI) -- British Open champion Ernie Els moves to No. 15 in the men's world golf rankings but the players who finished right behind him also improve their rankings.

British Open begins Thursday

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England, July 18 (UPI) -- The oldest golf tournament in the world begins Thursday with a series of streaks in progress at the sport's major championships.
Donald, Mickelson in British Open group

Donald, Mickelson in British Open group

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England, July 16 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Luke Donald, looking for a first major tournament title, was grouped with Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy for the first rounds of the British Open.
Donald at No. 1 going into British Open

Donald at No. 1 going into British Open

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 16 (UPI) -- Three English players, including world No. 1 Luke Donald, and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy are in the Top 10 heading into this week's British Open.

Potter makes big jump in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 9 (UPI) -- Ted Potter Jr.'s first PGA Tour victory elevated him from No. 218 to 83rd in the world golf rankings Monday.
Woods remains No. 4 in world rankings

Woods remains No. 4 in world rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 2 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has three victories on the PGA Tour this year, but he's still ranked No. 4 in the world.

Bo Van Pelt leads AT&T National

BETHESDA, Md., June 28 (UPI) -- Bo Van Pelt holed a shot from the fairway Thursday on his way to a 4-under 67 that put him one shot in front after one round of the AT&T National.
Leishman's win lifts him to 78th in world

Leishman's win lifts him to 78th in world

VIRGINIA WATER, England, June 25 (UPI) -- Australian Marc Leishman's first PGA Tour victory jumped him 82 places to No. 78 Monday in the world men's 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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