Rory McIlroy was born in Holywood, Northern Ireland where he attended Sullivan Upper School. He belongs to the Holywood Golf Club, where he began his first training sessions followed by Michael Bannon, a coach he has maintained to this day.McIlroy was part of the Junior Ryder Cup winning team in 2004, while in 2005 he became the youngest winner of both All-Ireland tournaments, the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Close Championship.
In August 2006 he won the stage played at the Le Betulle Golf Club in Biella, Piedmont, of the European Amateur Championship with a score of 274 strokes (65-69-72-68), 3 less than the Englishman Lewton Stephen.In October 2006 he represented Ireland in the Eisenhower Trophy and the Amateur World Team Championship.
On February 6, 2007, he became the second man to lead the World Amateur Golf Rankings, although he lost the lead after just one week.McIlroy had an opening round of 68 strokes, 3-under par, at the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 2007, which moved him to provisional third place, three strokes off the leader.
In the same opening round he was also the only player on the court to finish without even a bogey. In the second round he shot 5 over par bringing him to +2 overall, however gaining access to the third round by overcoming the cut.
In the third round he closed with 2 strokes over par, while in the fourth with 1 stroke more than par, finishing in 42nd place, the best of amateurs.McIlroy was part of the Great Britain & Ireland squad at the 2007 Walker Cup.His first appearance on the European Tour.
Rory McIlroy makes a shocking revelation about Tiger Woods
In a recent interview, McIlroy talked about Tiger Woods. McIlroy revealed on the sidelines of the Tour Championship this week in Atlanta that Tiger Woods wasted no time in getting into his new role on the PGA Tour Players Board.
McIlroy explained: "I think having Tiger on the board is very meaningful. He has certainly spent more time there than I have. He talked to some people. He spoke to many people. He's really committed to trying to get the best possible result for the players on the PGA Tour." He also sits on the board, meaning two of the PGA Tour's most influential players now have a direct say in the future of the Tour.
A future still unclear, even if the tour will remain under American control as commissioner Jay Monahan had announced the day before at a press conference.
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