Rory’s Rise to World No. 1
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Fittingly, Rory McIlroy has the number 22 on his golf ball...because 2022 has been a year to remember new World No. 1. With his latest win at the CJ Cup in South Carolina, Rory becomes the top ranked player on the planet for the 9th time in his career. Oh, now, he’s also the only golfer not named Tiger Woods to win their debut event after claiming the FedEx Cup the previous season.
How good has this year been for McIlroy? It’s hard to put it into words. So, let’s just relive his rise to World No. 1 with this series of marquee moments.
Putting on a carbon clinic. @McIlroyRory had EIGHT drives over 340 yards, led the field in driving distance, and had the longest drive on 28 of the 56 driver eligible holes at East Lake. 💪— TaylorMade Golf (@TaylorMadeGolf) August 30, 2022
Take a deep dive into the stats behind his latest triumph here: https://t.co/hB1nPK8F08 pic.twitter.com/xIIozcVNW0
Long putts. Mid-range. It didn’t matter to @McIlroyRory. He made 11 putts from outside 10-feet (which led the field) on the week, and gained nearly 4 strokes on the field on the greens on Sunday. #PureRoll— TaylorMade Golf (@TaylorMadeGolf) August 31, 2022
Take a deep dive into all the eye-popping stats: https://t.co/hB1nPK8F08 pic.twitter.com/Fwyr4ntG6x
Rory defended his title at the CJ Cup, surprisingly it was the first successful title defense in his professional career. Here's a quick rundown of Rory's wins from the last 12 months.
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