The big buzz in Northern Ireland is on phenom Rory McIlroy
After four days in Northern Ireland, I can’t have a conversation without a mention of teen sensation Rory McIlroy from Holywood, N. Ireland.
He set the course record up the road at Royal Portrush (61) at the age of 16 in 2005. He won the European Amateur Championship in Milan the following year and briefly held the number one amateur ranking. He made the cut at the Euro Tour’s Dubai Classic earlier this season. He’s set to lay a royal beat down on the U.S. squad at the 2007 Walker Cup, hosted this year in his homeland at Royal County Down.
Following the Walker Cup, he is reportedly planning on bypassing college golf in the States and will turn pro in time to compete in the European Tour’s Q-School. Members at every club I’ve been are beaming with pride for McIlroy. Those who have seen him play (many of them, by the way) say he has a complete game and a good head.
When we’re not stalking Wie’s every move, we should keep an eye out for this lad…
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I will blog on this towards the end of the trip so I have more knowledge on things are handled. It's certainly a different animal.