Rory McIlroy is a Northern Irish professional golfer who competes on both the European and PGA Tours.
Rory McIlroy MBE was born in Holywood, County Down, United Kingdom, on May 4, 1989. His parents, Rosie McDonald and Gerry McIlroy, had only one child. He went to Sullivan Upper School and St. Patrick’s Primary School.
At the age of seven, Rory McIlroy became the youngest member of the Holywood Golf Club. When he was 15, he was a member of Ireland’s winning 2004 European Boys’ Squad Championship team and Europe’s winning 2004 Junior Ryder Cup team.
Rory McIlroy won the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Close Championship for the first time in 2005, making him the youngest ever winner of both events. In August 2006, he won the European Amateur at Biella Golf Club near Milan, Italy. On February 6, 2007, he became the second man to top the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
The Silver Medal was given to Rory McIlroy as the leading amateur at the 2007 Open Championship. On September 18, 2007, he began his professional career. He is a four-time major champion, having won the US Open in 2011, the PGA Championship in 2012, the Open Championship in 2014, and the PGA Championship in 2014.
Rory McIlroy is one of just four golfers in history to win four majors by the age of 25. As an amateur and professional, he has represented Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Ireland. In 2011 and 2014, he was voted RTÉ Sports Person of the Year. In the 2012 New Year Honours, he was named Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contributions to sport.
Rory McIlroy is married to Erica Stoll, a former PGA of America employee whom he started seeing in 2015. They married in April 2017 at Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo, and have a daughter named Poppy, who will be born in September 2020.
How much does Nike pay Rory McIlroy?
Nike pays Rory McIlroy $10 million per year.