Rory McIlroy is number one for a reason. He plays better, more consistent golf than any other player in the world. He’s held the top spot for 73 weeks now, and there are few signs that this will change any time soon.
McIlroy won his first major at the bright young age of 22, making him the fourth ever player to achieve this feat. This victory, at the U.S. Open in 2011, set a record with an incredible 16-under-par over the course of the competition, finishing 8 strokes above second place. He went on to win the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in 2012 with another eight stroke lead. He won his third and fourth majors in the final two major competitions of 2014, which pushed him right to the top.
When he won the Open Championship in July last year, he became the first ever European player to win three different majors, as well as the third player, alongside Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, to win three majors by the age of 25.
With so much success in his career, you might think that McIlroy would be a lot older than 26. However, the Northern Irishman has got a LOT left in him.
On the following page, you’ll find a compilation of McIlroy’s top ten shots on the PGA Tour.