Changed 04 May 2020, 12:30 IST
Rory McIlroy was in flying form before the coronary virus epidemic stopped PGA and European tours.
After not being cut to his own Open Championship at the Royal Portrait, McLaughlin has won the Tour Championship and the HSBC Championship, as well as a stunning 12 top-10 finish in 14 starts.
This form saw McLaughlin rise to the top of the world rankings again and anyone would be disappointed to see the four-time major winner postponed the season due to the global health crisis.
McLaughlin turned 31 on Monday and now is the time to reflect on the success of his career and the goal of working towards some future goals.
Record-breaking major victory
The major season in heartbreaking fashion for McLarey began in 2012 when Meltown, a notorious final round of the Masters, saw him lose a four-shot lead to finish 15th. To show the strength of his character, McIlroy returned to extraordinary fashion two months later, winning the first major of the U.S. Open at the Congress. His eight-shot win was the biggest gap in the history of the tournament, when he had a stroke record for the under-16s (by the time Brooks Koepker made the match in 2017). A year later, McIlroy was setting more standards at the U.S. PGA Championships on Kiawah Island. An eight-shot Jack Nicklaus has won the previous seven numbers.
.McIlRoyRory He won the Congress in 2011 with eight strokes. How much better was he than the field from T to Green? Dive into it # US Open History experience: https://t.co/p1TZYAAWqV pic.twitter.com/aDeBCqwVJO
– United States Open (USGA) (@ Eupengolf) May 18, 2018
Glorious 2014 Doubling
The following six proved to be a disappointment for Major McIlroy. However, the first carat jug at Royal Liverpool’s 2014 Open Championship came in a wire-to-wire winning style, with most of the situation on Sunday being packed to the chase, with many winning two shots. A month later, McLaughlin showed fascinated nerves as Phil Mickelson and Ricky Fowler roared at the ball crowd for allegedly winning a second PGA Championship in a single shot. In doing so, McLaughlin became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2006 to win three straight wins on the PGA Tour.
Glory prizes on PGA and European tour
McLarey has certainly enjoyed a lot of success alongside the majors. He has 27 professional career wins to his name, including five in the Players Championship, three World Golf Championship events and five FedEx Cup playoff tournaments. He has won the prestigious European Tour Race in Dubai three times (2012, 2014 and 2015) and is the two-time FedEx Cup Champion on the PGA Tour (2016, 2016 and 2019). In addition, McIlroy has been named PGA Tour Player of the Year (2012, 2014 and 2019) and European Tour Golfer of the Year (2012, 2014 and 2015) on three occasions.
– Open (@ Open) July 20, 2014
And here’s a few things to keep in mind for McIlroy …
In the end the masters win
It was hard to see McLaughlin at that 2011 Masters in the 2011 Masters becoming a painful 80, but what a successful quest to win a green jacket seemed like a blip. And yet, the next eight tours of the Augusta National have failed to get a win (but finished in the top-10 between 2014 and 2018)) McLaughlin made no secret of his desire to win the Masters and a player with his player talent must have finally got one, so No? It will be the missing part of a career Grand Slam and the main goal for McLaren to win the Masters.
“I probably cried over golf in the morning after the 2011 Masters.” – Rory McIlroy #PGATOUR
– PGA Tour (জ pageatore) April 8, 2014
Avengers Portrush Dispoint
The 146th Open was especially important for McIlroy, given that for the first time this year it was held at the Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. On the 1st, including double-breasted five and 18th triple-boogie seven) Seen signing in for. The second day’s fight saw him recover from two overs, yet he missed a lone stroke cut. There will be plenty of chances to win, more success The 2019 tournament at Portrush means money in his home in the future Perhaps there is another shot on the ground.
– Open (@ Open) July 19, 2019
Winner Olympics Olympics Gold
McIlroy was quite brutal about returning to golf at the Olympics in Brazil four years ago. Speaking ahead of the 201st Open, McIlroy – who many of his contemporaries chose not to play in Rio due to the threat of the Zika virus – said he would see “important things” at the games. McLaughlin later said he was “glad to be proven a bit wrong” about the success of Olympic golf and announced his intention to represent Ireland in 2020 in Tokyo a year ago. Of course, the coronavirus has also returned these games to 2021, but going for gold is definitely a new goal for McIlroy.