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A look at golfing superstar Rory McIlroy over the years

By Adam McKendry

Northern Irish golfing star Rory McIlroy turns 29 today, and is there a better way to celebrate than by looking back at how the Holywood man has changed over the years?

McIlroy, who is currently in North Carolina competing at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, has now spent 11 years as a professional golfers, racking up 23 career tournament victories, including four Major titles.

He's won twice at the USPGA Championship and once at both The Open Championship and the US Open, he's won both the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and the European Tour's Race to Dubai, he has two World Golf Championships in the cabinet as well and he's reached World No.1 too.

So, in honour of one of Northern Ireland's greatest ever sportsmen, the PGA Tour compiled a series of images from across the years of McIlroy to wish him a happy birthday - and look at the change 11 years can make!

No longer a fresh-faced 18-year old - with rather wild hair - McIlroy is now a veteran on the golfing circuit, and there's no doubt he would love to celebrate turning 29 by picking up his third win at Quail Hollow on Sunday.

Check out the video below!

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