March 6, 2012
Rory McIlroy held off Tiger Woods, who ended Sunday’s final round of the Honda Classic with a birdie and an eagle, to win the tournament and move to No. 1 in the world ranking. The 22-year-old McIlroy is the second-youngest golfer to ever hold that title.
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Rory McIlroy’s rise to the top didn’t take very long, and it was a journey that his fellow golfers saw coming when he first joined the PGA Tour as a 19-year-old in 2009.