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Rory McIlroy - The Biography

Rory McIlroy - The Biography [Kindle Edition]

Frank Worrall
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Rory McIlroy was born in Holywood, County Down, near to Belfast. He is an only child and was introduced to golf at an exceptionally young age by his father, Gerry, who is a fine player himself. For four years Gerry held three jobs - working 100 hours a week to help his son's career. Hard-hitting Rory was always destined to become a professional golfer since the moment he recorded a 40-yard drive aged just two-years-old. His amazing amateur career saw him represent Europe in the winning Junior Ryder Cup team in 2004, before becoming the youngest winner of the prestigious West of Ireland and Irish Close Championships in 2005. The following year he successfully retained both Irish amateur titles and in August 2006 he won the European Amateur Championship. Rory shot into the public eye with his superb opening three-under-par 68 in the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie, the only bogey-free round of the day. He went on to tie for 42nd position and accept the Silver Medal as leading amateur. His first professional event was the Quinn Direct British Masters, and he finished third in his second professional event, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Despite high expectations, Rory keeps a cool head on his young shoulders and lets his golf do the talking. In 2008 Rory exceeded his expectations by making it to the Volvo Masters at Valderrama and entered the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings.  At the beginning of the 2009 season Rory was beaten in a play-off for the UBS Hong Kong Open title - this performance elevated him into the top 50 which assured him a coveted place in the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta. Rory's maiden victory came in the 2009 Dubai Desert Classic where he endured a nail-biting final hole and ultimately beat Justin Rose to the title by one shot. Rory finished in 2nd place in the inaugural European Tour Race to Dubai. Rory made his mark in the USA in April 2010 when he won the Quail Hollow Championship on the PGA Tour shooting a course record 62 on the final day, beating Phil Mickelson by four shots. But his final breakthrough was winning his first major, the US Open at Congressional Country Club in Maryland, USA in June 2011. Rory won by eight shots and finished on the amazing total of sixteen under par. 2012 has seen Rory hold the ranking of number one golfer in the world, becoming the second youngest to hold the title, winning the Honda Classic, and finishing as runner up at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and WGC Accenture Match Play. The Ryder Cup is due to be staged in September 2012 at Medinah Country Club and Rory is sure to be part of Jose Marian Olazabal’s European Team battling to retain the trophy.

About the Author

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3233 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (29 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843587521
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843587521
  • ASIN: B008E6CKSM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #180,725 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete waste of Money 29 Nov 2011
Just finished reading this book and it is not a biography but just a collection of press cuttings and third party interviews. There are no direct interviews with Rory and most of the content I am sure you will have already heard if you have been following the young lad. I wouldn't waste my money on this book
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Believe the negative reviews 10 Jan 2012
An extremely disappointing and badly written biography. This has clearly been thrown together, as indicated by the huge amount of repetition, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Rory should probably have waited a few years instead of allowing someone to churn out this garbage. Garbage which assumes that the reader is too stupid to recognise that the content is too thin to warrant its 250-odd pages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 26 Feb 2014
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Great read about Rory and his golf career to date, and his start in the world of golf when he was a junior.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive and Second Hand 7 Jan 2012
By Colin
I really admire Rory McIlroy, but this biography was very disappointing. Granted, it's very difficult to make a volume out of so short a life, and I didn't want to wait until he's past it before reading about the great golfer, but they even used large type to spread it out! There was an awful lot of reprinting of interviews, none of which appear to have included the author himself. Another favourite trick was to quote what a fan had said - not a very authoritative opinion! Very few insights from Frank Worrall. Overall I felt cheated, I'm afraid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PRESS REVIEWS 6 Aug 2013
By Danny D
Sports book of the month


Thankfully, the prolific sporting biographer Frank Worrall reminds us of the young man's undoubted talent in a tone which counter-balances much of the unnecessary criticism and over-analysis to which he's been subject....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple look at his life so far 19 May 2013
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He still only in his early 20's and so so much to do in life on and off the course, this was a good teaser of what could be an even greater book in 30 years time.
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