Rory Mcllory
MBE

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Rory McIlroy first picked a golf club as a toddler. Now a multiple major tournament champion and former World No.1 golfer, Rory plays professional golf on both the European and PGA Tours and was the first European to win three different majors by the age of 25. He has represented Europe, Great Britain and Ireland at both amateur and professional levels and enjoyed much success as a member of the European Ryder Cup Team in addition to his individual accolades.

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Born in Northern Ireland and currently one of the brightest talents on the professional golfing circuit, Rory enjoyed a successful amateur career and was ranked amateur world number one at the age of seventeen in 2007, turning pro later the same year. 

He took his first major win at the US Open in 2011 with a record breaking 16 under par score and the following year, won the PGA Championship again with a record breaking eight stroke winning margin. A few months later, he became World Number One for the first time.  

A four-time major champion, he is the first European to win three different majors and joins an elite band of golfers including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, to take three majors titles by the age of 25. 

In 2010, 2012 and 2014 McIlroy was a member of the victorious European Ryder Cup team winning all three of his matches. In 2019, Rory won the WGC-HSBC Champions making him the first European to take three WGC titles.

Already with a wealth of experience and success behind him, McIlroy has already established himself as an accomplished after dinner and golf speaker. Not only is he in great demand for his after dinner presentations but also as a host for corporate golf days. Among his many accolades to date are two RTE Sports Person of the Year Awards, alongside a Runner Up Award for BBC Sports Personality of the Year and a whole host of PGA Tour awards including Player of the Year.

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