Who's who: Rory McIlroy

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Who's who: Rory McIlroy

  • Name:

    Rory McIlroy
  • Country:

    N. Ireland
  • Born:

    May 4, 1989 in Holywood, Co. Down, N. Ireland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Holywood, Co. Down, N. Ireland.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2007 (+6 hcp)
  • Website:

    https://www.rorymcilroy.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (4): The Open (2014); US Open (2011); US PGA Ch'ship (2012, '14). Ryder Cup player (2010, '12, '14, '16, '18). Walker Cup player (2007). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and other international tours. European Tour Order of Merit (Race to Dubai) winner (2012, '14, '15) and PGA Tour leading money winner (2012, '14). FedEx Cup Champion (2016.'19). Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer. Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE (2012).

Did you know?

Rory McIlroy, like Tiger Woods, was a prodigious golfing talent from a very young age. After an illustrious amateur career he turned professional aged 18, becoming the youngest European Tour player to reach €10 million in career earnings. He subsequently became the youngest player to reach $10 million in earnings on the PGA Tour. In 2013 he signed a 10-year sponsorship deal with Nike worth a total of $250 million.

By 2014 McIlroy was already etching his name into the pantheon of the golfing greats. This was his most successful year (to date), with wins in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, two major championship titles and his first WGC win. As he'd done in 2012, he also topped the season-long money lists on both the European and PGA Tours.

In winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool at the age of 25 yrs and 77 days, he became the third youngest golfer to achieve three legs of the Grand Slam (of all four major championships). Only Jack Nicklaus (23 yrs, 181 days) and Tiger Woods (24 yrs, 181 days) achieved this feat at a younger age.

What now features high on McIlroy's target list is winning The Masters, and with it a career Grand Slam of all four majors. No doubt he will also enjoy adding to his already impressive list of major championship wins, Ryder Cup appearances, weeks as the world's No.1 golfer, and PGA Tour FedEx Cups (which he already won in 2016 and 2019).

Top tournaments won by Rory McIlroy

2019
WGC
269 (-19)
$1,745,000
HSBC

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$1,745,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (Oct 31-Nov 3; co-sanctioned by world's leading mens professional tours). McIlroy (N.Ire) beat defending champion Xander Schauffele (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].

2019
Awards
69.057
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

69.057

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest adjusted scoring average (69.057) on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Patrick Cantlay (USA) was second with 69.306; Webb Simpson (USA) was third with 69.337.

2019
Awards
69.057
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

69.057

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the PGA Tour 2019 Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (69.057) over a minimum of 50 rounds. Patrick Cantlay (USA) was second with 69.306; Webb Simpson (USA) was third with 69.337.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$2,250,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (Mar 14-17). Second-placed Jim Furyk (USA) finished 1 shot behind McIlroy (N.Ire). [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

2019
Awards
267 (-18)
$15 million
FedEx

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

267 (-18)

Prize money

$15 million

Title sponsor

FedEx

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the PGA Tour's final event of the season, the Tour Championship (Aug 22-25), and with it the 2019 FedEx Cup and $15million first prize. For the first time in the Tour's history, the winner of the final playoff event automatically won the FedEx Cup itself. Second-placed Xander Schauffele (USA) finished 4 shots behind McIlory, and collected $5million. Brooks Koepka (USA) and Justin Thomas (USA) were a shot further back in joint third place, worth $3.5million each. McIlroy joined Tiger Woods as the only player to win the FedEx Cup twice.

2019
America
267 (-18)
$15,000,000
PGA Tr

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

267 (-18)

Prize money

$15,000,000

Title sponsor

PGA Tr

Played as the Tour Championship (Aug 22-25; last of three FedExCup playoff events; the winner also being crowned 2019 FedEx Cup champion. For the first time in FedEx Cup history a staggered start was used. First seed Justin Thomas started the tournament at 10-under par; second seed Patrick Cantlay at -8; third seed Brooks Koepka at -7; fourth seed Patrick Reed at -6, and fifth seed Rory McIlroy at -5). Second-placed Xander Schauffele (USA), starting as eighth seed on -4, finished 4 shots behind McIlory (N.Ire). [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].

2019
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the Jack Nicklaus Award (for the third time in his career) as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

2019
America
258 (-22)
$1,368,000
RBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

258 (-22)

Prize money

$1,368,000

Title sponsor

RBC

Played as the RBC Canadian Open (June 6-9). Second-placed Shane Lowry (Ire) and Webb Simpson (USA) finished 7 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), whose final round 9-under 61 contained two bogeys in the last three holes ... a 59 was narrowly missed! [Hamilton G&CC, Ancaster, Ontario].

2018
America
270 (-18)
$1,602,000
Mastercard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$1,602,000

Title sponsor

Mastercard

Played as the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (March 15-18). Second-placed Bryson DeChambeau (USA) finished 3 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), whose final round 8-under-par 64 brought his 14th PGA Tour win. [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].

2016
Europe
276 (-12)
€666,660
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

€666,660

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (May 19-22). Second-placed Bradley Dredge (Wales) and Russell Knox (Scot) finished 3 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who claimed his first win in the Irish Open. [Ryder Cup course course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin; at the time known as the Palmer course].

2016
America
268 (-12)
$1,530,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$1,530,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tour Championship (Sept 22-25; last of four FedExCup playoff events). McIlroy (N.Ire) beat Ryan Moore (USA) with a 14ft birdie putt at the fourth playoff hole (par-4 16th). Kevin Chappell (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). McIlroy gained sufficient points to win the season-long competition for the FedEx Cup. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA].

2016
America
269 (-15)
$1,530,000
Deutsche Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$1,530,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (Sept 2-5; second of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng) finished 2 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who claimed his second win in four years in this event. [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].

2016
Awards
3,120 pts
$10 million
FedEx

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

3,120 pts

Prize money

$10 million

Title sponsor

FedEx

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the PGA Tour season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Dustin Johnson (USA) was second with 2,380 pts; Patrick Reed (USA) was third with 1,986 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.

2015
Awards
4,727,253 pts
US$1,250,000
Race to Dubai

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

4,727,253 pts

Prize money

US$1,250,000

Title sponsor

Race to Dubai

McIlroy (N.Ire) claimed his third, and second straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2015 Race to Dubai winner (based on his season-long points tally; points equate to euros won, with Eurpn Tr winnings paid in $ or £ converted to euros). McIlroy (4,727,253 pts) also won a Race to Dubai winner's bonus of US$1,250,000 and final series bonus of US$625,000. Second was Danny Willett (Eng) with 3,670,310 pts plus bonuses of $1,000,000; third was Branden Grace (RSA) with 3,056,948 plus bonuses of $662,500.

2015
Awards
69.28
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

69.28

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

For the second straight year McIlroy (N.Ire) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Justin Rose (Eng) was second with 69.56; Branden Grace (RSA) was third with 69.58.

2015
Europe
267 (-21)
€1,230,792
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€1,230,792

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 19-22; last of four Eurpn Tr Final Series events, concluding the season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Andy Sullivan (Eng) finished 1 shot behind McIlroy (N.Ire), whose win gave him enough points to win the 2015 season-long Race to Dubai. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].

2015
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) won his third (and second straight) European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour and golfing media.

2015
America
267 (-21)
$1,278,000
Wells Fargo

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$1,278,000

Title sponsor

Wells Fargo

Played as the Wells Fargo Championship (May 14-17). Second-placed Patrick Rodgers (USA) and Webb Simpson (USA) finished 7 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire). [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].

2015
WGC
4 & 2
$1,570,000
Cadillac

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

$1,570,000

Title sponsor

Cadillac

Played as the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship (Apr 29-May 3). McIlroy (N.Ire) beat Gary Woodland (USA) 4 and 2 in the 18-hole final to win the Walter Hagen Cup. [TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, CA].

2015
Europe
266 (-22)
€378,778
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

€378,778

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 29-Feb 1; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Alex Norén (Swe) finished 3 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2014
Awards
160 pts
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

160 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

McIlroy (N.Ire) won his second PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money list position and scoring average). McIlroy accumulated 160 pts; Bubba Watson (USA) was second with 62 pts; Martin Kaymer (Ger) was third with 52 pts.

2014
Europe
274 (-14)
€791,660
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€791,660

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 22-25). Second-placed Shane Lowry (Ire) finished 1 shot behind McIlroy (N.Ire). McIlroy started the final day 7 shots off the lead and shot a 66 to win this prestigious title for the first time. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

2014
Awards
69.24
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

69.24

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

McIlroy (N.Ire) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Prom Meesawat (Thai) was second with 69.38; Henrik Stenson (Swe) was third with 69.79.

2014
Awards
68.82
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

68.82

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

McIlroy (N.Ire) won his second PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest adjusted scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Sergio Garcia (Esp) was second with 68.95; Jim Furyk (USA) was third with 69.20.

2014
Awards
68.83
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

68.83

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

McIlroy (N.Ire) won his second PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Sergio Garcia (Esp) was second with 68.95; Jim Furyk (USA) was third with 69.20.

2014
Awards
$8,280,096
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

$8,280,096

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

McIlroy (N. Ire) won his second Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2014 leading money winner, with earnings of $8,280,096 on the Tour. Bubba Watson (USA) was second with $6,336,978; Jim Furyk (USA) was third with $5,987,395.

2014
Awards
€7,149,503
US$1,250,000
Race to Dubai

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

€7,149,503

Prize money

US$1,250,000

Title sponsor

Race to Dubai

McIlroy (N.Ire) won his second Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2014 Race to Dubai winner (based on his season-long European Tour earnings denominated in euros). McIlroy finished the season with European Tour earnings of €7,149,503, which included his Race to Dubai winner's bonus of $1,250,000. Second was Henrik Stenson (Swe) with earnings of €4,981,093, includes bonus of $800,000; third was Justin Rose (Eng) with €3,180,388, includes bonus of $530,000. As he did in 2012, McIlroy topped both the US PGA Tour and European Tour money-lists in 2014.

2014
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) won his second European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

2014
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

McIlroy (N.Ire) won his second Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

2014
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2014
Majors
271 (-17)
£975,000
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£975,000

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (143rd) (July 17-20). Second-placed Sergio Garcia (Esp) and Rickie Fowler (USA) finished 2 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire). McIlroy (25 yrs and 77 days) became the third youngest golfer to achieve the third leg of the modern Grand Slam (i.e. wins in three of the four major championships). Jack Nicklaus achieved this feat aged 23 yrs and 181 days, while Tiger Woods did it aged 24 yrs and 171 days. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].

2014
Majors
268 (-16)
$1,800,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$1,800,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (96th) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded back-to-back major championship wins. At 25 yrs and 98 days McIlroy became the fourth youngest player to win four Majors, behind Young Tom Morris (21 yrs), Tiger Woods (24) and Jack Nicklaus (25). [Valhalla GC, Louisville, Kentucky].

2014
WGC
Firestone CC
265 (-15)
$1,530,000
Bridgestone

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Firestone CC

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$1,530,000

Title sponsor

Bridgestone

Played as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Sergo Garcia (Esp) finished 2 shots behind McIlroy (N. Ire), who recorded his first win in a WGC event. Following the win McIlroy regained the No.1 spot in the official world golf rankings. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

2013
Aus/NZ
270 (-18)
A$225,000
Emirates

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

A$225,000

Title sponsor

Emirates

Played as the Emirates Australian Open (Nov 28-Dec 1; Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) finished 1 shot behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded his first win in 2013. Scott narrowly missed-out on completing the "Australian treble," having already won the Australian PGA and Australian Masters in 2013. [Royal Sydney GC, Sydney, Australia].

2012
Awards
100 pts
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

100 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average). McIlroy accumulated 100 pts; Tiger Woods (USA) was second with 66 pts; Jason Dufner (USA) was third with 50 pts.

2012
America
268 (-20)
$1,440,000
BMW

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 6-9; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) and Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 2 shots behind McIlroy (N. Ire), who claimed his second straight FedEx Cup playoff win. [Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.].

2012
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

2012
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the European Tour Race to Dubai Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.

2012
Majors
275 (-13)
$1,445,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$1,445,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (94th) (Aug 9-12). Second-placed David Lynn (Eng) finished 8 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who claimed his second major championship title. [The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC].

2012
America
268 (-12)
$1,026,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$1,026,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Classic (March 1-4). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) and Tom Gillis (USA) finished 2 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), whose win took him to the World No.1 spot for the first time. McIlroy replaced Luke Donald (Eng), who had been World No.1 for 40 weeks. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

2012
Awards
$8,047,952
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

$8,047,952

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2012 leading money winner, with earnings of $8,047,952. Tiger Woods (USA) was second with $6,133,158; Brandt Snedeker (USA) was third with $4,989,739. McIlroy became the second player to top the US and European money-lists in the same season (just a year earlier, Luke Donald was the first golfer ever to achieve this feat).

2012
Awards
68.87
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

68.87

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the PGA Tour Byron Nelson Award, recording the season's lowest scoring average (over a minimum of 50 rounds). Tiger Woods (USA) was second with 68.90; Jim Furyk (USA) was third with 69.30.

2012
Awards
€5,519,118
US$1,000,000
Race to Dubai

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

€5,519,118

Prize money

US$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Race to Dubai

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2012 Race to Dubai winner. McIlroy finished the season with European Tour earnings of €5,519,118, which included his Race to Dubai winner's bonus of $1,000,000. Justin Rose (Eng) was second with €3,768,345; Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) was third with €3,187,364. McIlroy became the second golfer (after Luke Donald in 2011) to top the end-of-season money-lists on both the European and US PGA Tours.

2012
Awards
68.87
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

68.87

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest adjusted scoring average on the PGA Tour (over a minimum of 60 rounds). Jim Furyk (USA) was second with 69.30; Jason Dufner (USA) was third with 69.45. Tiger Woods (USA) averaged 68.90, but became ineligible for the Trophy after withdrawing from the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

2012
Europe
265 (-23)
€1,041,429
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

€1,041,429

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the DP World Tour Championship (Nov 22-25; conclusion of Eurpn Tr's season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 2 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire), who had already secured the No.1 spot on the Race to Dubai and the US PGA Tour Money List. Topping both money lists was something first achieved by Luke Donald in 2011. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].

2012
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

McIlroy (N.Ire) won the European Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.

2012
America
264 (-20)
$1,440,000
Deutsche Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

Played as the Deutsche Bank Championship (Aug 31-Sep 3; second of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) finished 1 shot behind McIlroy (N.Ire). [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].

2011
Majors
268 (-16)
$1,440,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (111th) (June 16-19). Second-placed Jason Day (Aus) finished 8 shots behind wire-to-wire and first-time major championship winner McIlroy (N.Ire). 22-year-old McIlroy recorded the lowest final score against par in a US Open (16-under; he was 17-under at one point), and became the youngest winner since Bobby Jones in 1923. [Blue course, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland].

2011
Asia
270 (-18)
US$2,000,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

US$2,000,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters (30-player invitational event, not sanctioned by the world's leading Tours; renamed the BMW Masters as a Eurpn Tr event in 2012). McIlroy (N.Ire) beat Anthony Kim (USA) in a playoff, to win the biggest single-tournament prize in golf in 2011. [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].

2011
Asia
268 (-12)
US$458,330
UBS

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

US$458,330

Title sponsor

UBS

Played as the UBS Hong Kong Open (Dec 1-4; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Gregory Havret (Fra) finished 2 shots behind McIlroy (N.Ire). [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New].

2010
America
273 (-15)
$1,152,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Quail Hollow Championship (Apr 29-May 2). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner McIlroy (N.Ire), who shot a 10-under-par course-record 62 in the final round. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€323,514

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 29-Feb 1; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 1 shot behind 19-year-old McIlroy (N.Ire), who recorded his first professional win and first European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2009
Awards
69.51
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Venue

Score

69.51

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

McIlroy (N.Ire) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Sergio Garcia (Esp) was second with 69.83; Francesco Molinari (Italy) was third with 69.85.

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

McIlroy, Rory

Score

274

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

EGA

Played as the European Amateur Championship. Second-placed Stephen Lewton (Eng) finished 3 shots behind 17-year-old McIlroy (N.Ire). [La Betulle course, GC Biella, Magnano, nr Biella, Italy].

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