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Rory McIlroy wins at Quail Hollow May 3, 2010

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Rory McIlroy has come from way down the field to absolutely obliterate the famous Quail Hollow golf course record and win his first PGA Tour event.  He is two days shy of his 21st birthday.  Well done Rory – we are all delighted for you and proud of you.

Several commentators are calling the round of -10 par, the best round they have ever seen and I can only agree with them.  The lad never made a mistake and he was straight down the middle every time – he has such a good demeanour and temperament that he is sure to be the next big star to emerge from these islands.  In the end, he won the tournament by 4 shots.

Runner-up Phil Mickelson and other tops stars like Padraig Harrington and Jim Furyk stayed around to congratulate the youngster after their rounds so impressed were they with his performance.

Congratulations Rory !

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Rory McIlroy earns Tour Card (nearly) October 10, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in Ireland & the Irish, Sports.
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Big congratulations are due to Rory McIlroy who is well on his way to earning his Tour Card for the European Tour just a matter of weeks after he turned professional.

The Co.Down youngster has played in just two tournaments as an amateur but has already earned enough from those appearances to propel himself into 118th place (5th Oct) so as to earn playing rights for next season.

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The day after he turned pro he competed in the British Masters earning €15,128 and the following week came a fantastic third at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship earning him a whopping €212,664.  Not bad for a couple of weeks as a pro !

So best of luck to you Rory.  Here’s hoping that you will be up with the big boys for many years to come and that you do us all proud – and whatever you do, enjoy yourself !