Rory McIlroy: The Biography [NOOK Book]

Overview


HARD-HITTING RORY MCILROY WAS ALWAYS DESTINED TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER FROM THE MOMENT HE RECORDED A 40-YARD DRIVE AGED JUST TWO. HIS FIRST HOLE IN ONE CAME WHEN HE WAS NINE AND HE PLAYED IN HIS FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR EVENT AS A 16-YEAR OLD IN 2005.

His amazing amateur career saw him conquer Ireland and Europe before topping the World Amateur rakings in 2007. But he really came to prominence with his superb opening three-under-par 68 in ...

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Rory McIlroy: The Biography

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Overview


HARD-HITTING RORY MCILROY WAS ALWAYS DESTINED TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER FROM THE MOMENT HE RECORDED A 40-YARD DRIVE AGED JUST TWO. HIS FIRST HOLE IN ONE CAME WHEN HE WAS NINE AND HE PLAYED IN HIS FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR EVENT AS A 16-YEAR OLD IN 2005.

His amazing amateur career saw him conquer Ireland and Europe before topping the World Amateur rakings in 2007. But he really came to prominence with his superb opening three-under-par 68 in the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie. He went on to accept the Silver Medal as leading amateur.

Despite high expectations, Rory keeps a cool head on his young shoulders and lets his golf do the talking. In 2008 he entered the elite of the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings and his maiden victory came in the 2009 Dubai Desert Classic where he endured a nail-biting final hole.

His final breakthrough came when in June 2011 he won his first major, the US Open at Congressional Country Club in Maryland, USA. Rory finished an amazing total of sixteen under par to seal his place among the golfing greats. This is the fascinating story of one of golf’s most exciting young talents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782196891
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 659,660
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sun and the Sunday Times. He is the author of The Magnificent SevensRooney: Wayne's World, and Roy Keane: Red Man Walking.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Simply the Best 1

Chapter 2 The Gentle Hand Foremost 29

Chapter 3 Amateur Power 41

Chapter 4 Opening Statement 59

Chapter 5 Turning Pro 71

Chapter 6 Cards on the TAble 83

Chapter 7 Love and Eight 91

Chapter 8 Just Champion 107

Chapter 9 The Heat is on 117

Chapter 10 Back Up Against the Wall 131

Chapter 11 Not So Hollow 143

Chapter 12 Easy Ryder 153

Chapter 13 Masters Misery 171

Chapter 14 Putting Things Right 189

Chapter 15 Rory, Rory, Hallelujah! 205

Chapter 16 A Brit of Alright 235

Chapter 17 A New Superstar 255

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    HAVENT READ THIS YET BA I LOVE RORY

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    Disappointing "biography"

    Written like a documentary I struggled to get through this biography and skipped paragraphs just to get to "The end". I bought for my grandson who is an aspiring young golfer hoping for more insight on this remarkable young golf superstar who appears to be a parents role model in the madness of professional sports. However I got a book filled with statistics and scorecards with little personal Rory in between. I'll now try another Rory book by award winning author Justin Doyle as it appears to have more words than numbers to hold a reader's interest.

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