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Rory McIlroy

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February 4, 2009 8:41 by

Rory McIlroy

Titled by many as a superstar in the making, 19-year-old Rory McIlroy just won his first European Tour title at the Dubai Desert Classic, thanks to which, he has climbed to No.16 in the world rankings.

The golfer from Northern Ireland turned professional 16 months ago, after becoming the world’s number one amateur player. He signed a sponsorship agreement with Jumeirah in 2007, and has said that he is planning on practicing a lot in Dubai.

The $2.5 million Dubai Desert Classic is organised and promoted by the group Golf in Dubai, which is headed by…


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