Rory MCILROY (1)

2014 PGA Championship

Rory MCILROY fact file

Country: Northern Ireland

Date of Birth:  04/05/1989

Height:  5ft 9in

Turned Pro:  2007

Following a highly successful amateur career Northern Irish sensation Rory McIlroy turned pro in 2007 and swiftly established himself as a leading contender on the European Tour. After winning his first tournament back in 2009, McIlroy has since won his first major, claiming the 2011 U.S. Open with a record score of 16-under-par, becoming the youngest winner of the event since 1923. When observing Rory McIlroy holding his clubs you may notice McIlroy adopts the rare interlocking grip on his full shots, a grip used by Tiger Woods. McIlroy is sponsored by Nike who provide the vast majority of his clubs and equipment for high performance shot selection.  His 2012 Honda Classic victory over Tiger Woods took him to the top of the World Rankings for the first time and he became a multiple Major winner in emphatic style claiming the 2012 US PGA  Championship by 8 shots.  In 2014 Rory completed the 3rd leg of the Major Grand Slam by winning The Open Championship by 2 shots from Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. In August he crowned his summer by winning the PGA Championship for the 2nd time, his 4th Major title.

EUROPEAN TOUR WINS:
 
2014  PGA Championship
2014  WGC Bridgestone Invitational
2014  The Open Championship
2014  BMW PGA Championship
2012  DP World Tour Championship
2012  PGA Championship
2011  UBS Hong Kong Open
2011  U.S. Open
2009  Dubai Desert Classic
 
PGA TOUR WINS:
 
2014  PGA Championship
2014  WGC Bridgestone Invitational
2014  The Open Championship
2012  BMW Championship
2012  Deutsche Bank Championship
2012  PGA Championship
2012  Honda Classic
2011  U.S. Open
2010  Quail Hollow Championship

 

OTHER WINS:

2013  Emirates Australian Open
2011  Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters


    LOFT   SHAFT
  DRIVER   10.5   Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver
  FAIRWAY   15, 19   Fujikura, Rombax Pro 95-X
  IRONS     Precision, X Project 7.0
  WEDGES   46, 54, 60   Precision, X Project

 

Rory is using a GSS Scotty Cameron Newport putter with a honey dip finish.