Rory McIlroy was born in Northern Ireland in 1989, and was hitting 40-yard drives by age 2. He went pro in 2007, and became the youngest player to rank among the world's Top 50 golfers. He won his first major, the U.S. Open, in 2011, breaking records held by Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus with a score of 268. McIlroy took home his second major title at the 2012 PGA Championship.
2013 has been a mixed year for Mcilroy, but form looks to be returning for the upcoming Australian Open.
PGA Tour victories:
2010 – Quail Hollow Championship
2011 – U.S. Open
2012 – The Honda Classic
2012 – PGA Championship
2012 – Deutsche Bank Championship
2012 – BMW Championship
Born: 4 May 1989, Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland
Resides: Moneyreagh, Northern Ireland & Palm Beach Gardens, Florida