We retrace Rory McIlroy career looking at a series of photos, from his Faldo Series win aged 15, to claiming his third major title at Royal Liverpool in 2014.
A child star from a young age in his native Norther Ireland, Rory McIlroy broke par aged 11, and was soon picked for the Boys Home Internationals at Portmarnock in 2004.
In the same year a fresh faced Rory McIlroy won the Under 15s Faldo Series Final, a sign of bigger things to come.
Making his Open Championship debut seven years before he would go on to win it, Rory McIlroy won the Silver Medal at Carnoustie in 2007.
McIlro made his major breakthrough at the 2011 US Open at Congressional, with an eight shot victory over Jason Day. During the win, the Northern Irishman set several records, most notably, his 72-hole aggregate score of 268 (16-under).
A year later Rory McIlroy added to his major haul by winning the US PGA Championship by another record eight strokes. With the win, he became the youngest multiple major champion since Seve Ballesteros won The Masters in 1980.
A second place at the BMW Masters for Rory McIlroy was followed by a third place at the Singapore Open to wrap up the Race to Dubai title with two events remaining. To finish off his season, the Northern Irishman won the DP World Tour Championship by making birdies on the last five holes to beat Justin Rose by two strokes.
After joining Nike in January, McIlroy began 2013 with high aspirations, but struggled to fare well in early tournaments. His season ended on a high though, winning the Australian Open with birdie on the 72nd hole to beat local hero Adam Scott.
In 2014 Rory McIlroy peaked just in time at the 143rd Open Championship to win his third major and edge closer to a career Grand Slam at the age of just 25.