Up To Date Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag and Swing SequencePlayer Profile:
Full name Rory McIlroy
Born 4 May 1989 (age 21)
Holywood, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality Northern Ireland
Residence Holywood, Northern Ireland
Turned professional 2007
Professional wins 2
Rory McIlroy raced his Audi out of Killarney last Sunday morning without much fuss. Desperate to contend whilst also pleasing the crowds his aggressive style cost him dearly as his weekend 76, 71 left him in a tie for 35th and for once, out of the limelight. Unbowed the young Holywood pro crossed the Atlantic yesterday bound for Firestone Country Club to take part in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational with the world’s best, including Tiger Woods.
McIlory became the first player since Tiger to win a PGA Tour event prior to his 21st birthday when he shot 62 in the final round of the Quail Hollow Championship. The round set a new course record, and concluded with six consecutive scores of three.
Rory produced another of his aggressive rounds on the Old Course at St Andrews by shooting a 9-under-par 63 on the opening day of the Opening Championship, the lowest ever first round score in the 150 year history of the event, and tying the course record. McIlroy has a current world ranking of eighth.