Rory McIlroy stories in the SI Vault

Tailing Tiger By Gary Van Sickle, July 30, 2007 Irish teenager Rory McIlroy was king for a day at Carnoustie and provided a glimpse of the coming generation of post-Woods pros.

Transfer Of Power? By Gary Van Sickle, May 10, 2010 A stunning win at Quail Hollow by Rory McIlroy, more sharp play from Phil Mickelson and an early exit by Tiger Woods suggested that times may be changing.

Next Up By John Garrity, June 28, 2010 Led by teen phenom Ryo Ishikawa, a 32-man wave of talented young players sent a message to their elders at this Open.

When Masters Disaster Strikes By Joe Posnanski, April 18, 2011 Rory McIlroy stands on the 10th tee, some of the highest ground at Augusta National, surveying the regal golf course that, until now, he has conquered.

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