Irish Open Golf 2012 - Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy needs little introduction as his rise to fame and golfing fortune have been headline news all season for the past couple of years. He comes to the Irish Open aiming to win it for the first time and he will no doubt be one of the favourites in the Irish Open Golf Betting after he was so brilliant in winning the US Open recently. Rory proved himself to be an outstanding links player when, as an amateur, he was very prominent on the British Open leaderboard at St Andrews in 2010 and it is a style of golf course that he relishes. That should well stand him in good stead at Portrush and he has more than enough talent to win this tournament if he produces his very best golf once again.
Since turning professional just a few years ago Rory has shot into the worlds top five, with several outstanding performances worldwide, including a win at the all important US Open last month. He has made all the best players in the world sit up and take note with some comparing his talent to that of a young Tiger Woods, his performance at the Congressional country Club proved he was capable of mixing it with the very best players in the world.
As well as winning the US Open last year, McIroy has been a major contender in several Majors over the past couple of years as well as playing a starring role in the successful European Ryder Cup last season.