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Rory's the name

Everybody knows that Rory McIlroy brought back a lot more from America last week than what he left with.

But, amidst all the drama, hysteria and sustained celebrations, there was one significant thing he forgot to pack. His surname.

Doesn't need it any more, you see. From now on, Rory is...well, just Rory.

Those four unrelentingly brilliant days at the Congressional gained the 22-year-old membership of the golf world's most exclusive body — the ‘one-name club’.

Precious few occupy its hallowed premises; Arnold, Jack, Seve, Tiger. And membership will be officially confirmed at the Open in Sandwich next month when Peter Alliss announces: “there's Rory on the 11th fairway...”

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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