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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlory waves to the gallery on the 17th green during the first round of the 2011 Masters.

Published on April 7, 2011

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy plays from the rough on the sixth hole during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday, July 16, 2010.

Published on December 22, 2010

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Rory Mcilroy

Published on September 22, 2010

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Golfweek (May 7, 2010)

Published on May 3, 2010

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Rory McIlroy celebrates his first PGA Tour victory at Quail Hollow.

Published on May 3, 2010

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Rory McIlroy of Ireland holds the championship trophy after winning the Quail Hollow Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, May 2, 2010. McIlroy, who celebrates his 21st birthday on Tuesday to become the youngest PGA Tour winner since Tiger Woods in 1996.

Published on January 10, 2011

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From left: Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, caddie John McLaren and Graeme McDowell fool around at the Ryder Cup.

Published on September 29, 2010

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Europe's Rory McIlroy wearing a curly wig hits a tee shot during a practice round at the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010.

Published on January 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits the ball off a bunker of the 13th hole in the third round of the Hong Kong Open golf tournament on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 in Hong Kong.

Published on January 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell celebrate during their third straight team match at the Ryder Cup.

Published on October 3, 2010

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A rainbow is seen as Europe's Rory McIlroy, left, and assistant captain Sergio Garcia look on at the 14th hole on the third day of the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010.

Published on January 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his drive on the second hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis.

Published on January 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, signs autographs during the practice round of the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, in Akron, Ohio.

Published on January 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland plays a ball on the 18th hole at the Earth course, Jumeirah Golf States during the first round of Dubai World Championship European Tour golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.

Published on January 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, lines up his shot at the 18th green during the third round at the CA Championship golf tournament Saturday March 14, 2009, in Doral, Fla.

Published on January 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy winning the U.S. Open was just one of many highlights for the USGA in 2011.

Published on June 22, 2011

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Rory McIlroy in 2007

Published on June 21, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy for photographers after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches a shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his putt on the 11th tee during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his putt on the 11th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, waves to the gallery on the 10th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, right, and Y. E. Yang, of South Korea, mark their balls on the 10th green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his drive from the 10th tee during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive from the tenth tee during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waves his putter at the gallery on 10th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waits to hit on the 10th tee during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, receives a high five from his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald, after hitting his drive from the 10th tee during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland drives from the 10th tee during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the seventh hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland reacts to his putt on the fifth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Y. E. Yang, of South Korea, right, looks on as Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the sixth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery after making par on the fifth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his putt on the fifth green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waits to putt on the fifth green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waits for his turn to putt on the fourth green during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waves as he walks up the fourth fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, encourages his putt on the second green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, hits from the first fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive from the first tee during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks over his putt on the 15th green during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after making his birdie putt on the 11th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks across the players bridge at the ninth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his chip to the fourth green during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after making his birdie putt on the 11th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy approaches his ball on the 15th hole during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy catches a ball while on the 18th green during the third round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

Published on June 19, 2011

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Rory McIlroy takes an eight-shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open.

Published on June 18, 2011

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Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell during a practice round for the Cadillac Championship.

Published on June 18, 2011

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Rory McIlroy smiles as he waits to hit a shot on the practice range prior to the third round of the 111th U.S. Open.

Published on June 18, 2011

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Rory McIlroy during the second round of the U.S. Open.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy waves to the crowd as he approaches the 15th green during the second round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks over his putt on the 13th green during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive from the fifth tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his eagle on the eighth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his eagle on the eighth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his eagle on the eighth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive from the first tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his shot from the the second tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive from the fourth tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, drives from the second tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, blows on his golf ball to the dry the ink on his mark before the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive from the 2nd tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to this approach shot on the second fairway during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive from the fourth tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Friday, June 17, 2011.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy walks to the ninth green during the first round of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

Published on June 17, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, chips out of a bunker to the 14th green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Published on June 16, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, left, and Phil Mickelson, walk over the hill to the ninth green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Published on June 16, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the fourth tee during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Published on June 16, 2011

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Rory McIlroy smiles during Round 1 of the U.S. Open at Congressional.

Published on June 16, 2011

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Phil Mickelson, left, looks over Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, shoulder on the 14th fairway during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Bethesda, Md.

Published on June 16, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks over his putt on the 11th green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Published on June 16, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, waves to the gallery as he walks across the 11th green during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Published on June 16, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, signs autographs during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Published on June 15, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts to his chip to the first green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

Published on June 14, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, chips to the second green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

Published on June 14, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, drops his ball on the first green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

Published on June 14, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, tees off on the third hole during the third round for the Memorial golf tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, Saturday, June 4, 2011.

Published on June 5, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, tees off on the eighth hole during the second round for the Memorial golf tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, Friday, June 3, 2011.

Published on June 5, 2011

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Rory McIlroy waits in the 10th fairway at Muirfield Village with his caddie during the first round of The Memorial.

Published on June 2, 2011

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Rory McIlroy follows a putt during the first round of The Memorial.

Published on June 2, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland jumps to watch his bunker shot during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis.

Published on May 18, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in action during a practice round prior to the start of THE PLAYERS on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 5, 2009 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Published on May 9, 2011

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Rory McIlroy during Round 2 of the Malaysian Open.

Published on April 15, 2011

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Rory McIlroy waits on the 10th hole after an errant tee shot during the final round of the 2011 Masters.

Published on April 13, 2011

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Rory McIlroy walks up the 18th fairway with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the 2011 Masters.

Published on April 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits to plays a shot on the tenth hole as his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald looks on during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.

Published on April 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after making a birdie on the 17th hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Augusta, Ga.

Published on April 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy watches his approach shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the 2011 Masters.

Published on April 9, 2011

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Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on No. 2 at Augusta.

Published on April 9, 2011

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Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy walk up the 14th hole together during the second round of the 2011 Masters.

Published on April 8, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, seen here on No. 17, shot 65 to take the early first-round lead at the Masters.

Published on April 7, 2011

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Rory Mcilroy of Northern Ireland hits a tee shot during the first round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.

Published on April 7, 2011

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Rory McIlroy, from Norther Ireland, watches his tee shot from the second tee during the third round of the Cadillac Championship.

Published on March 13, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2009 in Augusta, Georgia.

Published on February 28, 2011

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Rory McIlroy acknowledges the crowd during Round 3 of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Published on February 12, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in action during the second round for the 2011 Omega Dubai desert Classic held on the Majilis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 11, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Published on February 11, 2011

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Rory McIlroy during the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Published on February 10, 2011

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a ball from the bunker on the third hole during the final round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011

Published on January 23, 2011