9 RECORDS RORY MCILROY HAS BROKEN

Rory McIlroy could have played blindfolded and would have still won the Wells Fargo Championship with a comfortable seven-shot victory over Patrick Roberts and Webb Simpson. His stunning 61 on Saturday broke his own course record at Quail Hollow and his final score of 267 is a new tournament record score.

However, the Northern Irish world number one has a habit of putting himself in the history books as 19th hole reveal 9 other records McIlroy has broken throughout his career so far.

1. McIlroy turned professional in 2007, a day before the Quinn Direct British Masters where he shot a +2 and by November 2008, he became the youngest player to rank amongst the top 50 golfers in the world at the age of 19.

2. In July 2005, aged 16, McIlroy shot a competitive course record of 61 during the North of Ireland Amateur Open at the Royal Portrush Golf Club.

3. In 2011 at the age of 22, he became the youngest player ever to reach €10 million career earnings on the European Tour.

4. He won his first major, the 2011 U.S. Open, with a tournament record lowest score 268, beating Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus’ record.

5. He also became the quickest player with reach -10 at the U.S Open after 26 holes.

6. And McIlroy continued to break records at the U.S. Open, scoring the lowest 54-hole record of 199.

7. His victory at the Open Championship in 2014 meant he became one of three players alongside Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus to win three majors by the age of 25.

8. He boasts the highest margin of victory at the PGA Championship when he won his second major with an eight shot margin over David Lynn.

9. In 2012 he became the youngest golfer to reach $10 million career earnings on the PGA Tour aged 25.