Birthplace: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland
Birth Date: 4th May, 1989
Home: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland
Turned Pro: 2007
Personal:

Rory has one of the most complete games on Tour today. He was just 19 years of age when he clinched victory at his first professional event, the Dubai Desert Classic, and the win catapulted him to 16th in the World Golf Rankings. He finished the 2009 season strongly, with a T-3 at the PGA Championship.

In 2010 Rory won his first PGA Tour event, the Quali Hollow Championship, carding a course record 62. Later in that same season he tied the St Andrews course record with an impressive opening day score of 63 at The Open Championship.

By the end of 2012, the name Rory McIlroy was on the lips of every player and fan. His accomplishments included winning PGA Player of the Year, PGA Tour Player of the Year, the Race to Dubai European Tour Player of the Year, the Vardon Trophy, the Byron Nelson Award and he also topped the PGA Money List.

Between 2002 and 2011, Charl has claimed six major international victories, including the 2006 Dunhill Championship, the 2007 Open de Espana, the 2008 Madrid Masters, 2010 African Open, and the 2010 and 2011 Joburg Open.

In 2011 Charl won The Masters Tournament and became the first-ever golfer to birdie the last four holes on the way to lifting the championship. His 6-under 66 score was the best closing round at The Masters since 1989.

2014 The Open Championship, WGC Bridgestone Invitational
2012 DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, BMW Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship, PGA Championship, The Honda Classic
2011 UBS Hong Kong Open, US Open, Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters
2010 Quali Hollow Championship
2009 Dubai Desert Classic