10 Years Of Rory

Since turn­ing pro­fes­sional in 2007, Rory McIl­roy’s jour­ney to golf’s sum­mit has been noth­ing if not event­ful. Robert Green traces the Ir­ish­man’s first 10 years on Tour

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In May 2011, Rory McIl­roy and fel­low-Ry­der Cup­per Ian Poul­ter were at Wem­b­ley for the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal be­tween Manch­ester United and Barcelona. McIl­roy is a Man U fan.

Poul­ter poked fun at McIl­roy in a tweet be­cause he had or­di­nary seats whereas Poul­ter, an Arse­nal fan, was a guest in an ex­ec­u­tive box. McIl­roy’s re­ply was both telling and amus­ing. ‘With the real sup­port­ers… Here to be heard, not seen!!’ The fol­low-through was

‘Oh and I ac­tu­ally paid for my ticket un­like some.’ In those el­e­ments, you have the Rory story: the Ry­der Cup, as­per­ity, hu­mour, Twit­ter chat­ter (some­times with dodgy punc­tu­a­tion), self-con­fi­dence… oh, plus ex­tra­or­di­nary tal­ent…

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