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Player Profile – Rory Mcllroy MBE (professional career)

29 March 2012

Rory turned professional in September 2007 and after finishing 3rd in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship he became the youngest Affiliate Member in the history of The European Tour to earn a tour card. Following the UBS Hong Kong Open and the MasterCard Masters He entered the top 200 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time on 27 January 2008. He finished the 2008 season at 39th in the world rankings after finishing joint 3rd in the South African Open.

In April 2009, McIlroy appeared at The Masters in his first major tournament as a professional and his first Masters Tournament. McIlroy then returned to Europe and recorded two top 25 finishes leading up to his first US Open. After a busy year and 7 events McIlroy finished 2009 ranked 9th in the world. 2010 saw Rory slowly climbing up the rankings whilst securing top finishes in various events, including winning a crucial half-point to help Europe regain the Ryder Cup.

The one we all remember though is the 2011 US Open and what a day that was. Winning by eight shots over Jason Day, McIlroy set several records in his victory, notably his 72-hole aggregate score of 268 (16-under) which was a new US Open record! On 4 March 2012, McIlroy won the Honda Classic, which propelled him to number 1 in the world rankings. Thanks to Luke Donald’s win at the Transitions Championship he has since slipped to second but with a plethora of competitions to come we bet Rory will be back in the number one spot soon…