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
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…