Rory's golf story is a natural one; from a toddler with a plastic club mimicking his father's golf swing,

To his climb through the amateur ranks

 turning professional and turning into the world golfing champion he is today. Rory successfully defends his title at the CJ Cup.

Rory successfully defends his title at CJ Cup and returns to world number one for a ninth time.

Rory wins his 3rd FedEx Cup title. Not sure what should be done with his son s obsession with golf

Rory McIlroy nicely invited Michael Bannon a high school golf instructor from Holywood Golf Club

and then pro. However, there was no master plan or grand scheme to create a golfing great.

As Rory 's coach and mentor, Michael Bannon offered ideas and encouragement to help the boy pursue a dream.

Today, 20 years on, Bannon remains Rory 's coach and continues to design one of golf 's most fluid swings.

Already too young to become part of his hometown golf club

Rory put in a few hours on the range and practice

field until he was too young for the discomfort.

The idea of him as a child prodigy or golfing

sensation was given substance when he turned nine

claiming the under-10 National Championship title in Doral, Florida.