Often hailed as the best golfer of his generation, World #2 Rory McIlroy signed with TaylorMade Golf in May 2017. Born in 1989, McIlroy comes from the town of Holywood in Northern Ireland. He famously started golf from a very young age and soon found he had a natural talent for the game. His amateur career saw him win numerous titles, including a time holding the World #1 amateur spot.
After turning Professional in September 2007 McIlroy wouldn’t make any significant impact on tour until 2009 where he won the Dubai Desert Classic, beating Justin Rose by a single shot. McIlroy would follow this up in 2010 with his maiden victory on the PGA Tour, winning the Quail Hollow Championship and becoming the first player since Tiger Woods to win a PGA event before his 21st birthday. That same year McIlroy would finish 3rd at The Open, a result which would elevate him to a then career high of 7th in the World. He also came close at the PGA Championship that same year, an unfortunate 3 putt causing him to fall out of the tie for the lead. Rory would eventually win his first Major Championship in 2011 winning the US Open by a massive 8 strokes over 2nd place Jason Day. He would follow this up in 2012 by winning the PGA Championship, again by an 8 stroke margin to make him the youngest multi-Major winner since Seve Ballesteros. McIlroy wouldn’t win any of the 4 Major tournaments in 2013 but 2014 proved to be the most successful year of his professional career in terms of Major Tournaments. In July he beat Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler to win The Open, this was then followed by a victory over Phil Mickelson to win the PGA Championship for a second time. His career has also featured numerous Ryder Cup appearances, becoming synonymous with the European Team and the tournament itself in the process.
With 4 Major Championships to his name and only 28 years old, McIlroy has made no secret of his desire to regain the World #1 spot from fellow TaylorMade Staff Player Dustin Johnson and add more Majors to his name, including the elusive Master’s Green Jacket which would see him go down in history as only the 6th golfer ever to win all 4 Majors, otherwise known as a Career Grand Slam.