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Gallacher charges to Dubai Desert Classic lead

Gallacher charges to Dubai Desert Classic lead

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Defending champion Stephen Gallacher fired a 9-under-par-63 Saturday and grabbed the lead after three rounds of the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
McIlroy still in front at Dubai Desert Classic

McIlroy still in front at Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy used an 18th-hole birdie Friday to take a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
McIlroy leads Dubai Desert Classic

McIlroy leads Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy fired a 9-under-par 63 Thursday and owns the lead after the first round of the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Garcia returns to Top 10 in men's golf rankings

Garcia returns to Top 10 in men's golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia's playoff win in the European Tour's Qatar Masters lifts him back into the Top 10 of the men's world golf rankings.
Mickelson, Day move up in world golf rankings

Mickelson, Day move up in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson regains the world No. 4 ranking and Jason Day re-enters the Top 10 in Monday's update of the men's world golf rankings.

Larrazabal wins Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Pablo Larrazabal made a 5-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Lee has lead, Mickelson within two, at Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

Lee has lead, Mickelson within two, at Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson burst into contention with a 63 Saturday and trails leader Craig Lee by two strokes at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Craig Lee, Cabrero-Bello tied for European Tour lead

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Craig Lee, riding a 4-under-par second nine Friday, pulled into a tie for first after two rounds of the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Three-way tie for European Tour lead at Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Romain Wattel had a bogey-free 5-under-par 67 Thursday in earning a share of the lead at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Another season-opening win moves Oosthuizen up in world rankings

Another season-opening win moves Oosthuizen up in world rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Louis Oosthuizen began his playing year with a win for the fourth consecutive year, a result that moved him in golf Top 30 as of Monday.
Zach Johnson to seventh in world golf ranking

Zach Johnson to seventh in world golf ranking

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson's win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions lifts him two spots to No. 7 in the men's world golf rankings.
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announce engagement

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announce engagement

SYDNEY, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki said she happily accepted golfer Rory McIlroy's New Year's Eve marriage proposal.
Sergio Garcia back in golf's Top 10

Sergio Garcia back in golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia collected his first tournament title in about a year and returned to the men's world golf rankings Top 10 as of Monday.
Zach Johnson reaches Top 10 in men's golf rankings

Zach Johnson reaches Top 10 in men's golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson beat Tiger Woods on the first playoff hole of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge and climbed into the men's world golf Top 10.

Woods fires 62 to take lead at World Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods turned in a spectacular, 10-under 62 Friday that vaulted him into a two-shot lead after 36 holes at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
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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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