Rory McIlroy is a professional golfer who is a member of both the European and PGA tours.
Rory was introduced to golf at a young age by his father, who was also an accomplished golfer. Rory was a member of Europe's winning Junior Ryder Cup team in 2004 at the age of 15. The next year, he became the youngest winner of both the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Close Championship. He won the European Amateur in August of 2006 with a score of 275. In October of 2006, he represented Ireland in the Eisenhower Trophy, the Amateur World Team Championship. Rory made his first appearance in a European Tour at age 16 when he participated in the 2005 British Masters.
He became a professional golfer in 2007 when he was signed with International Sports Management. He has since won numerous championships and tournaments, including the U.S. Open in 2011, the Honda Classic in 2012, and the PGA Championship the same year. He has been named the PGA Player of the Year, PGA Tour Player of the Year, and has been awarded both the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award.