In which sport did the Northern Irish sportsman Rory McIlroy become famous?
Rory McIlroy (born 4 May 1989) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 United States Open Championship, 2012 PGA (Professional Golfers' Association of America) Championship, 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship.
McIlroy had a successful amateur career, topping the World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week as a 17-year-old in 2007. Later that year, he turned professional and soon established himself on the European Tour. He had his first win on the European Tour in 2009, and on the PGA Tour in 2010. In 2011 at the age of 22, he became the youngest player ever to reach €10 million in career earnings on the European Tour.
McIlroy has represented Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, and Ireland as both an amateur and a professional.
Mcllroy was born on 4 May 1989 in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. He was introduced to golf at an exceptionally young age by his father, who coached him. He learned his early golf at the Holywood Golf Club, which he still retains as his home course.