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Rory McIlroy

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 160

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Rory McIlroy bagged a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the final round of the 80th Masters, to close out the week at 1-over 289, still in search of the coveted career grand slam.
The Northern Irishman took his second attempt at Augusta National since securing the other three major championship legs. He finished solo-fourth last year at ANGC and T10 this week, so he's certainly not far off. McIlroy was sloppy in the third round, but overall it came down to just a few holes that haunted him. On the week he played the par-3 fourth and par-4 11th holes at a combined 9-over. Overall, he finished T11 in the field in terms of GIR and T15 in fairways hit. On the bright side, McIlroy has now cranked out three straight top 10s at the Masters. The 26-year-old will have plenty of chances to earn his career grand slam. Apr 10 - 9:16 PM

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Rory McIlroy sleepwalked to a 5-over-par 38-39=77 in the third round of the 80th Masters for a three-day total of 2-over 218, down nine on the leaderboard to T11 and five adrift of 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

In his eighth Masters visit, McIlroy has now played holes 10-12 in 26-over and the rest in 25-under. Nos. 10 and 11 got him again in R3, squaring bogey and double bogey-6. The World No. 3 didn't muster a single birdie on 12 greens in regulation, posting 1.89 putts per GIR and 34 total putts. The last time he didn't record a par breaker in a major was R2 of the 2010 Open Championship where he shot 8-over 80. The 26-year-old hit only seven (of 14) fairways, finding bunkers three times and stymied himself on two other occasions in the trees. He missed birdie tries from nine feet at the second, from 25 feet at the sixth, from 23 feet at the seventh (eventually three-putting), from nine feet at the 12th, from 14 feet at the 14th, from 14 feet at 15, and from nine feet at the last. McIlroy's missed fairway on the par-4 11th led to the double after snap-hooking his second from out of the trees and into the water.
Apr 9 - 8:22 PM

World No. 3 Rory McIlroy crafted a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in today's second round of the 80th Masters to reach the halfway point on 3-under 141, currently solo second on the leaderboard and tied with Troy Merritt for the low round of the day thus far. UPDATE: With play completed, McIlroy is solo second, one back of 36-hole leader Jordan Spieth.

Looking to become only the sixth player to achieve the career Grand Slam, McIlroy opened his eighth Masters with four birdies and one eagle to outpace four bogeys, including squaring two over his final three holes. He gained those back with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 on Friday, but erased them (and more) with a double bogey-5 at the fourth and bogey at the fifth to turn 1-over. The 26-year-old looked in danger of losing touch with the leaders after bogey at the difficult par-4 11th, but played his final seven holes in blemish free 3-under, circling birdies on 13 and 15 and culminating with a 39-footer on the par-3 16th. McIlroy posted just the second sub-par round of the day thus far after saving par on the 18th from the trees with a downhill six-foot one-putt.
Apr 8 - 4:37 PM

Rory McIlroy racked up four birdies and in eagle on his way toward a 2-under-par 34-36=70 in the first round of the 80th Masters.

The Northern Irishman handled the windy conditions nicely today as he striped 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation. The first blemish of the day came at the par-3 fourth hole where he failed to make a six-footer to save par. It was his first of four bogeys on the round. The highlight of the round came on the par-5 13th hole when McIlroy landed his 173-yard approach to 17 feet and splashed it home for an eagle-three. A win this week would complete the career Grand Slam, and seven straight rounds in red numbers at Augusta National has him trending in the right direction.
Apr 7 - 7:53 PM

Rory McIlroy goes in search of a first green jacket this week and will play in the last group out in Thursday's opening round at the 80th Masters.

Four clear after 54 holes in 2011 before collapsing to a closing 80, McIlroy has been further tormented by Augusta National in subsequent years. And yet it's noticeable that he's improved his finish in each of the last four visits, peaking with a T4 last year when playing the final 45 holes in 15-under (best in the field). McIlroy's bid to win his first Masters and complete the career Grand Slam was the main storyline ahead of last year's event so sharing the focus with others should benefit him this time. He hasn't yet produced his best golf in 2016 but third (Cadillac) and fourth (Match Play) in the two recent WGC events suggests he's close. He'll tee it up in his eighth Masters at 14:01 local time alongside two-time major champion Martin Kaymer and 2011 FedEx Cup winner Bill Haas.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 5 - 6:54 PM

3-seed and defending WGC-Dell Match Play champ Rory McIlroy was the first to advance to the semifinals with a 4-and-3 victory over 54-seed Chris Kirk. UPDATE: McIlroy settled for fourth place after losing to eventual champ Jason Day 1 up in the semifinals, and losing 3-and-2 to Rafa Cabrera-Bello in the 3rd-place match. Final record: 4-2-1.

McIlroy improves to 4-0-1 in this year's competition and 22-6-1 overall. He took the lead out of the gate with birdie from 10'7" at the par-4 first and went 2 up with a par 3 at the fourth. Kirk squared the match winning the par-4 fifth with birdie and the par-4 ninth with par (McIlroy bogeyed both holes). The Northern Irishman picked up as he began with birdie-3 at the 10th from 5'6", extended to 2 up with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 12th, and sealed the deal with birdie-3s on holes 13 and 15, both from inside 10 feet. The 26-year-old will face the winner of the Jason Day vs. Brooks Koepka match in Sunday morning's Final Four.
Mar 26 - 4:48 PM

3-seed and defending champion Rory McIlroy dispatched 14-seed Zach Johnson 1 up in the Round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Match play and will face 54-seed Chris Kirk in the Round of 8.

McIlroy went 7-0 en route to the trophy last year and now owns a 3-0-1 record heading to the quarterfinals. He trailed only once (briefly) in his match against Johnson, conceding the first hole, but immediately struck back with par at the second and moved 1 up with an 8'0" birdie-3 at the third. Johnson got level with par at the par-3 fourth before McIlroy won the eighth with par and turned 1 up. The duo would continue the see-saw battle with Johnson's par at the 10th for all square, but the Northern Irishman took control winning holes 13 and 15 with pars. Johnson won the 16th with birdie-4 to move to 1 down and curved in a 20'7" birdie at the par-4 18th, but McIlroy answered with his own 3 from 46 inches.
Mar 26 - 1:00 PM

Defending champion Rory McIlroy took down Kevin Na on the first playoff hole to advance to the round of 16 at the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club.

The equation was simple for Friday's tango in Texas after both men had won their previous two matches. And it was McIlroy who moved through to the knockout phase but only after the pair couldn't be split over 18 holes. 3-seed McIlroy fell 2-down thru 4 after handing 28-seed Na the 2nd hole with a double bogey-6 and losing the 5th to a birdie-3. But birdies for the Northern Irishman at 7 and 9 levelled the contest again. Na edged back in front with a birdie at 10 before McIlroy hit back with one of his own at 11. Neither player could establish any daylight and the see-saw battle continued with Rory edging in front with a circle at 15 before Na's counter-punch birdie restored parity at 16. The final two holes were halved but it was the American who flinched first in the playoff, his bogey allowing McIlroy to win his 10th straight match in this event. The four-time major winner now faces the hot Zach Johnson in the round of 16 on Saturday.
Mar 25 - 5:08 PM

Rory McIlroy came from behind to win 3-and-1 over Smylie Kaufman in the second round of this week's World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

The Northern Irishman birdied the par-4 second hole to take an early lead but quickly gave it away with back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 3 and 4. McIlroy reconfigured his operating system and rolled in two birdies (Holes No. 5 and 6), each from inside eight feet. Kaufman battled back with a birdie at the 10th and gained another stroke on the 11th when McIlroy found water off the tee. McIlroy kicked it up a notch to win four of the next five holes to make the last hole irrelevant. The defending champion will take on Kevin Na tomorrow to determine who advances out of Group 3.
Mar 24 - 6:39 PM

Rory McIlroy lead his match against Thorbjorn Olesen for exactly one hole, but that's all it took as he walked off Austin Country Club with a 1-up victory in round one of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

McIlroy had trouble with club selection throughout the round, citing the swirling winds as the culprit. The Northern Irishman circled just two birdies on the round, so it was clear that he was playing without his best stuff. The Dane has to feel like he gave this match away as he bogeyed three of the final five holes to give McIlroy a glimmer of hope, and McIlroy capitalized. Olesen will take on Kevin Na in round two while McIlroy will battle Smylie Kaufman on Thurdsay afternoon.
Mar 23 - 7:54 PM

Rory McIlroy won last year's World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Harding Park in San Francisco but faces a new location for his title defense.

The tournament moves to Austin Country Club in Texas although the Northern Irishman said in the build-up that the course is unimportant as he's playing the opponent. Those rivals in Group 3 are Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen along with American pair Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman. In theory, it looks one of the more straightforward 16-man groups although nothing is certain in this format. McIlroy will be a tough nut to crack as he also made the final at Dove Mountain in 2012 (lost to Hunter Mahan) and across this event, Ryder Cup, Volvo World Match Play and Seve Trophy he boasts a superb record in singles of 24-9-1. He hasn't quite been on it this year and mixing rounds of 75 and 65 as he did on the weekend at Bay Hill isn't a good recipe for this format but the UK bookmakers have no hesitation in making him the tournament favorite.
Mar 22 - 8:05 PM

World No. 2 Rory McIlroy finished off his second Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 7-under-par 30-35=65 for a 72-hole total of 6-under 282, up 38 places on the live leaderboard to T26 and matching the low round of the tourney thus far.

McIlroy's 65 was just enough to get gamers' attention ahead of next week's defense at the WGC-Dell Match Play. It completes a topsy-turvy tournament, where he posted rounds of 75-67-75-65, but also traces back to his last start, where he was the 54-hole leader (by three) at the WGC-Cadillac before a final-round 2-over 74 left him T3. The World No. 2 finished the week with two eagles -- both in R4 -- 16 birdies, two bogeys, and six doubles. The latter is the most he's ever recorded in a PGA TOUR event. His double on the par-3 14th was his only blemish in R4, erased with five birdies and the aforementioned two eagles.
Mar 20 - 2:49 PM

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy rebounded with a 5-under-par 34-33=67 on day two of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to reach the halfway point on 2-under 142, up 72 places on the live leaderboard to T35.

The World No. 2 began his second visit to Bay Hill with an ugly 3-over 75 that included two doubles. It broke a streak of four red numbers that he posted in last year's debut, which netted-him a T11. The last time we saw him, he was the 54-hole leader (by three) at Doral, but collapsed to 2-over 74 and T3. McIlroy began his second frame at Arnie's Invite off No. 10 tee and played his first half in bogey-free 3-under, circling birdies at 10, 12 and 15. He added three more circles on 1, 3 and 5 before dropping his lone shot with a failed scramble at the par-3 seventh. The Northern Irishman improved to nine (of 14) fairways, 12 greens in regulation, and a stellar 1.500 putts per GIR. Five of his six conversions traveled greater than 10 feet, highlighted by a 25-footer at the par-4 fifth and a 33-footer at the par-4 first.
Mar 18 - 1:25 PM

Overnight leader Rory McIlroy sleepwalked to a 2-over-par 38-36=74 in today's final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship for a four-day total of 10-under 278, down two places to a two-way T3, two adrift of champion Adam Scott.

After opening in 71-65-68, McIlroy began three clear of playing partner and defending champ Dustin Johnson, and Scott, who was in the penultimate twosome. He opened with six straight pars with a 30'10" birdie try at the first his closest scoring chance over this stretch. The World No. 3 dropped one at the seventh on a failed scramble and watered his second to the par-5 eighth, but got up-and-down with a 6'10" par putt, but squared another failed scramble at the par-3 ninth to turn 2-over. After the break, he missed from 9'1" for birdie at the par-5 12th before retreating again on a failed up-and-down on 13. The Northern Irishman, chasing his third WGC title in his 26th overall appearance, circled his lone birdie from 7'1" at the drivable par-4 16th and finished par-par while Scott raced by with 69. He settles for his first top 10 of the season in his fifth start -- after hitting just nine greens in R4 -- and drops to 6-for-9 when leading/co-leading after 54 holes.
Mar 6 - 7:11 PM

Rory McIlroy twirled a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to post 12-under 204, three clear of defending champ Dustin Johnson and 36-hole leader Adam Scott.

After opening in 71-65, McIlroy began his third frame two adrift of Scott, who he was playing with in the final twosome. On his round, he found eight (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation registering 1.692 putts per GIR. The 26-year-old, who has four top 10s on the Blue Monster in his last five tries, circled birdies on Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 10 before finishing with eight straight pars, including an 8'5" one-putt version on the par-5 12th. He wrapped with a sand save on the par-4 18th, rolling in his par putt from 6'4" to keep his card clean and total 27 putts on his loop. The World No. 3 and pre-tourney bookmaker fave, has now played his last 34 holes blemish-free and is vying for his third WGC title in his 26th overall appearance.
Mar 5 - 6:06 PM