How many golf majors has Rory McIlroy won?

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The Northern Irishman has started well at the 150th Open Championship and is looking to win the Claret Jug for the second time.

The 33-year-old is looking to finally come back from the golf wilds and win his first major championship since 2014 – the most successful year of his career to date.

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After winning his first Major in 2011, the Northern Irishman went on to win three more over the next three years but has not claimed a win since.

However, 2022 has been a strong year so far and McIlroy was able to finish second at the Masters, which is the only major trophy he has yet to win in his career.

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Here’s a look back at the British star’s four Major wins to date, including his success at the 2014 Open:

The US Open (2011)

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McIlroy turned pro in 2007 and twice came close to great success in 2010 when he finished third at the Open and missed a playoff in the PGA Championship by just one shot.

He didn’t have to wait long, however, and won one of four prestigious titles the next year when he won the 111th US Open at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

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The Northern Irishman finished a whopping eight shots ahead of second-placed Jason Day and set a staggering 11 US Open records, including lowest total score and lowest score under par.

He also became just the fifth player in US Open history to underperform in all four rounds, having topped the rankings after day one and stayed on top throughout.

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PGA Championship (2012)

A second major championship followed the next year when McIlroy won the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

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Once again, it was an eight-shot lead with a score of 13 under par.

After finishing the first round in second at -5, he dropped three shots on day two and finished fifth at -2.

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However, a third round -4 and a bogey-free fourth round secured victory and his second major championship as talk of a potential Grand Slam began.

The Open (2014)

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After a year to forget in 2013, McIlroy was able to win his third major championship at Royal Liverpool when he picked up his first and only Claret Jug to date.

He finished two shots ahead of second-place finishers Rickie Fowler and Sergio García, becoming only the sixth player in history to win the championship after being the lone leader after each round.

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The Northern Irishman also became the first European to win three different Major championships and the third to win three Majors at the age of 25 (since The Masters was introduced in 1934), following in the footsteps of greats Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.

PGA Championship (2014)

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Following his success at The Open, he would make 2014 a record year by winning his fourth major championship and second PGA championship.

It was a narrow lead that ended with a score of -16 just a shot ahead of second-place finisher Phil Mickelson.

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The competition was being held at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky when McIlroy managed to hold off the American on the final day and make par on the 18th hole to avoid a playoff and secure the title.

Since his win in Kentucky, major titles have dried up for the Northern Irishman and The Masters has remained elusive, denying him an historic Grand Slam.

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However, hopes have been renewed this year after improved finishes, including second place at Augusta, and a second Open win seems a real possibility.

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