Rory McIlroy Joins Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in Golf’s History Books

Rory McIlroy joined an elite group of golfers with his latest win at the RBC Canadian Open. He joined the likes of the Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Johnny Miller, and Tom Watson as the only players in the last 50 years to have 21 PGA Tour wins before turning 34.

21st PGA win

The 33-year-old won his first PGA Tournament since the 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club in Las Vegas. It came after closing with an 8-under 62 to win a wild race to the finish with Tony Finau and Justin Thomas.

6th person in the last 50 years to win 21 PGA Tour

With his 21st PGA win, McIlroy became only the 6th person in the last 50 years to win 21 PGA Tour wins before the age of 34. It was no shocker when he finally had a PGA Tour win since he has been very close to the top 10 finishes in 2022.

McIlroy’s exquisite career

Rory McIlroy had an impressive start to his career. He had his first PGA win at the age of 21 after winning the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in 2010. He then went on to win 4 Majors in the next four years.

McIlroy bounces back

In his initial years, McIlroy was compared to the mighty Tiger Woods. However, after a few years, McIlroy seemed to have lost his thunder. He was not as consistent as in his early days. But since last year, he looked cleaner and better with his style of play.

Rory McIlroy takes a dig at LIV Golf’s CEO

After his 21st win, Rory McIlroy took a dig at the CEO of LIV Golf, Greg Norman, who has 20 PGA Tour wins to his name. McIlroy said, “Twenty-first PGA Tour win, one more than someone else – that gave me a little extra incentive today and happy to get it done.”

McIlroy's Future 

Still only 33 years of age, he has a long way ahead of his career. With most golfers making their way to the LIV Golf, McIlroy can dominate the PGA Tour in the coming years.

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