• Age
    29
  • Turned Pro
    2007
  • Previous Opens
    10
  • Champion golfer of the year
    2014

Rory McIlroy

The only European golfer with three of the four majors to his name, McIlroy lifted The Open at Hoylake in 2014 by two from Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia. He missed his title defence after a football injury and has finished joint fifth, joint fourth and joint second the last three years. 

Qualification

Rory McIlroy has qualified to play Royal Portrush
  • 2007

    Open debut

  • Manchester United

    Favourite Football Team

Rory lifts the Claret Jug at Hoylake

Rory achieved an ambition he had held since being 6 years old by winning The Open and lifting the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool.

"I've thought about what it would mean and how special it would be to win an Open here at Royal Portrush in front of a home crowd." Rory Mcilroy

Rory drives down the 7th hole.

Rory at the back of the iconic 5th hole

MCILROYS GREATEST OPEN MOMENTS

Champion golfer of the year 2014

Since making his Open debut at Carnoustie in 2007, Rory has since won three of the four majors. McIlroy lifted The Open at Hoylake in 2014 by two from Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia. He missed his title defence after a football injury and has finished joint fifth, joint fourth and joint second the last three years. 

He was an eight-shot winner of both the 2011 US Open and 2012 PGA Championship, the first of those making him at 22 the youngest holder of the trophy since Bobby Jones in 1923. 

Three weeks after his Royal Liverpool success he added a second PGA crown and fourth major. At 17 he led the amateur world rankings (for only one week) and captured the European title, at 18 he won The Open silver medal as leading amateur and in the 2010 championship at St Andrews he equalled the then major record of 63 en route to finishing third. 

With two World Golf Championship crowns to his name, he has had seven spells as world No 1, has been part of five Ryder Cup sides and in 2016 grabbed the $10million FedEx Cup jackpot. Has 13 wins in America, most recently the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March 2018.

Qualification

Rory McIlroy has qualified to play Royal Portrush
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Carnoustie 2018
T2
69
69
70
70
278
-6
Royal Birkdale 2017
T4
71
68
69
67
275
-5
Royal Troon 2016
T5
69
71
73
67
280
-4
Royal Liverpool 2014
1
66
66
68
71
271
-17
Muirfield 2013
M/C
79
75
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T60
67
75
73
73
288
8
Royal St George's 2011
T25
71
69
74
73
287
7
St Andrews 2010
T3
63
80
69
68
280
-8
Turnberry 2009
T47
69
74
74
71
288
-
Carnoustie 2007
42
68
76
73
72
289
-

Latest from The Open