Team Europe Profile: Rory McIlroy


Rory McIlroy

PLAYER INFORMATION
Age: 23
Hometown: Holywood, Northern Ireland
Birthplace: Holywood, Northern Ireland
Birthdate: May 4, 1989
Turned Professional: 2007

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 2010 (winners)
Total Matches: 4
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 1-1-2
Singles (W-L-H): 0-0-1
Foursomes (W-L-H): 1-1-0
Fourballs (W-L-H): 0-0-1
Total Points Won: 2
Total Points Won Point %: 50

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
2010: The Celtic Manor Resort
Europe 14 1/2, USA 13 1/2
Session 1: Fourballs: McIlroy/McDowell (halved) with Cink/Kuchar
Session 2:  Foursomes: McIlroy/McDowell lost to Cink/Kuchar (1 hole)
Session 3: Foursomes: McIlroy/McDowell beat Johnson/Mahan (3 & 1)

 

PLAYER NOTES

* Heads into his second Ryder Cup appearance as World Number One after a storming end to the summer that saw him top the qualification standings
* Won his second Major Championship title in August at the US PGA Championship, winning by a record eight stroke margin at Kiawah Island
* This was the same winning margin that he won his maiden Major title, the US Open Championship, at Congressional CC in 2010
* That first title made him the youngest European Major winner in history
* Famously lost a commanding lead at the Masters Tournament just a couple of months previous but bounced back in some style next time out
* Represented Europe in the Junior Ryder Cup in 2004

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 4
2009 Dubai Desert Classic
2011 US Open Championship, UBS Hong Kong Open
2012 US PGA Championship
US PGA Tour Victories: Total 4
2010 Quail Hollow Championship
2012 The Honda Classic, Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship
Other Tournament Victories: Total 1
2011 Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters (CHN)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
WGC-Accenture Match Play: Best finish:  2nd - 2012
Vivendi Seve Trophy Record
Record: Played 5, Won 4, Lost 1, Halved 0, Points 4