How many major wins does Rory McIlroy have? Looking at the golf superstar’s major history, family and more with him in contention at the US Open.
Rory McIlroy is trying to win the US Open. He’s done it before but, after a long wait for another major championship, one of the biggest superstars is in contention, playing in the next-to-last group in the final round, at Los Angeles Country Club at the 2023 US Open.
Coming into the week, it’s fair to say Rory was a bit overlooked. His play had bounced back from a recent slump, but many didn’t see this US Open playing particularly well for his game, especially with the PGA Tour-LIV Golf drama that he’s been at the center of for a year coming to a head in recent weeks.
But there he is. He entered the final round of the US Open just one stroke back of Rickie Fowler and Wyndham Clark. And with him having another chance at a major, fans were wondering when the last time he won was and just how many majors Rory McIlroy has won overall.
When was Rory McIlroy’s last major win?
The last Rory McIlroy major win came at the 2014 PGA Championship, played at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY on Aug. 7-10 of that year. It has been almost nine whole years since the last major victory for Rory.
It hasn’t been without close calls since then, though, even if there have been some that weren’t too close. Perhaps the most painful was just a year ago at the 150th Open Championship played at historic St. Andrews as McIlroy had the 54-hole lead going into the final round. He then played a pedestrian final 18 holes as he was chased down by Cameron Smith.
While some were more competitive than other, he has 18 Top 10 finishes in major championships since his last victory at Valhalla.
How many majors has Rory McIlroy won?
Rory McIlroy has four major championship wins in his career. That would’ve seemed crazy to say as he won all three when he was just in his early 20s and all within a four-year period. He started off winning the 2011 US Open at Congressional, then won the 2012 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah before going back-to-back in 2014 with an Open Championship win at Royal Liverpool and then the aforementioned win at Valhalla.