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Watch: Rory McIlroy hits ball into fan's pocket at Tour Championship

Watch: Rory McIlroy hits ball into fan's pocket at Tour Championship

ATLANTA, Sept. 12 (UPI) --PGA tour golfer Rory McIlroy found himself in an awkward situation during round two of the Tour Championship when he hit a drive directly into a fan's pocket.
Matt Bradwell
Caroline Wozniacki takes a dig at ex Rory McIlroy's height

Caroline Wozniacki takes a dig at ex Rory McIlroy's height

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 18 (UPI) --Caroline Wozniacki appeared to take a veiled dig at ex Rory McIlroy's height when she posted a picture of herself in heels after "3 years" of not wearing them.
Annie Martin
Caroline Wozniacki loses tournament after Rory McIlroy split

Caroline Wozniacki loses tournament after Rory McIlroy split

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) --Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is out of the French Open after losing Tuesday's match against Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.
Veronica Linares
Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy end their engagement

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy end their engagement

SURREY, England, May 22 (UPI) --Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy ended their engagement earlier this week. Wozniacki addressed the breakup Thursday on Twitter.
Annie Martin
UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 4, 2014
By United Press International
Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

900 inches is all that separated Paula Creamer's ball from the hole Sunday.

Rory McIlroy retains one-shot lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy held onto his one-stroke lead at the Honda Classic Friday, logging a 4-under 66 in the second round to finish at 11-under 129.

Rory McIlroy grabs first-round lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former World No. 1 Rory McIlroy took the opening-round lead of the Honda Classic Thursday with a round of 7-under 63, one better than Russell Henley.
Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Day's victory at the WGC-Accenture Match Play lifted him to No. 4 in the men's world golf rankings as of Monday's update.

Defending champ Matt Kuchar advances in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar advanced but Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy were bounced from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Thursday.

Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson head list of WGC match play winners

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar and top seeds Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy each advanced Wednesday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson's first PGA win since his 2012 Masters championship returned him to the Top 15 of the men's world golf rankings as of Monday.

Jimmy Walker reaches Top 25 in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jimmy Walker's third PGA tour win in four months moved him into the Top 25 of the men's world golf rankings.
Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

Kevin Stadler jumps in rankings after first PGA win

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler leaps 70 spots in the men's world golf rankings after joining his father as a PGA Tour champion.
Gallacher repeats as Dubai Desert Classic champion

Gallacher repeats as Dubai Desert Classic champion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Stephen Gallacher had birdies on two of the final three holes Sunday to secure a one-stroke victory at the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
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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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