Rory McIlroy: The Biography

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The fascinating story of one of golf's most amazing young talents, winner of the 2011 U.S. Open

 

Hard-hitting Rory McIlroy was destined to become a professional golfer from the moment he recorded a 40-yard drive at the age of two. His first hole in one came when he was nine, and he played in his first pro European tour event as a 16-year old in 2005. This biography tells all about his amateur career, culminating in the Silver Medal as leading amateur in the 2007 ...

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Overview

The fascinating story of one of golf's most amazing young talents, winner of the 2011 U.S. Open

 

Hard-hitting Rory McIlroy was destined to become a professional golfer from the moment he recorded a 40-yard drive at the age of two. His first hole in one came when he was nine, and he played in his first pro European tour event as a 16-year old in 2005. This biography tells all about his amateur career, culminating in the Silver Medal as leading amateur in the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie. It presents a portrait of an athlete who, despite high expectations, keeps a cool head on his young shoulders and lets his golf do the talking. It goes on to describe how in 2008, Rory entered the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings, with his first victory coming in the 2009 Dubai Desert Classic where he endured a nail-biting final hole. His final breakthrough is discussed, when in June 2011, he won his first major, the US Open at Congressional Country Club in Maryland. Rory won by eight shots and finished with the amazing total of 16 under par.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843587521
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,414,201
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sun and the Sunday Times. He is also 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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