Rory Mcllroy’s attempt to end his eight-year great drought continues at St Andrews
With the 150th Open Championship taking place in the home of golf, St Andrews, Rory Mcllroy is aiming to win the fifth Major of his illustrious career.
The tournament started yesterday (July 14th) and we are currently on the second day of the competition. So far bookmakers have made Rory Mcllroy the favourite, with Bet 365 placing him at odds of 4/1 to win The Open.
The world’s biggest golf stars are all involved in the tournament including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Scottie Scheffner all in action.
When does Rory Mcllroy tee off?
Rory Mcllroy will be striving for glory on the historic Old Course, but to do so he must face stiff competition.
He will tee off today (July 15) at 2:49 p.m.
He was grouped with Colin Morikawa, last year’s Open Championship winner, and Xander Schauffer, who won gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
How many majors has Rory Mcllroy won in his career?
Rory Mcllroy is one of the most successful current golfers.
Turning professional in 2007 at the age of 18, he has had an incredible career in the sport by becoming the first European player to win three different majors.
He also joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only three since 1934 to win three majors by the age of 25.
Rory Mcllroy has won a total of four golf majors over the course of his career.
All four of those wins came before 2015.
He’s come close to major wins since then, like at the 2018 Masters when Mcllroy finished second in the Augusta National, three shots behind leader Patrick Reed. The Northern Irishman eventually finished six strokes behind Reed, who ended up being the winner.
Here’s a full list of the majors Mcllroy has won
- June 2011 – US Open
- August 2012 – PGA Championship
- July 2014 – The Open Championship
- August 2014 – PGA Championship (2)
Record by Rory McIlroy at St Andrews
This tournament is Rory Mcllroy’s first appearance at St Andrews since 2010. He was due to play at the 144th Open at St Andrews in 2015 as the defending champion but was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to an injury sustained playing football.
When Mcllroy last played the Old Course, he had the lowest first-round score ever in the Open Championship’s 150-year history, equaling the previous record. He missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 17th, “The Road Hole,” which would have given him the all-time record.
He placed third at the 2010 Open Championship, which put him seventh in the career world rankings.
Rory Mcllroy’s net worth
Since turning professional in 2007, Mcllroy has earned more than £69m from tournament wins and appearances and has become one of the most marketable athletes in the world.
In January 2013, Mcllroy inked a multi-million pound deal with Nike. Four years later, he agreed to extend that deal by signing a £163million contract extension with the company.
Corresponding celebrity and fortune, This means Mcllroy currently has a net worth of £143.1million.