Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Rory McIlroy

Age: 22
Occupation: Golfer

Nobody since Tiger Woods has had such an impact on golf as this young Ulsterman. His eight-shot victory at the U.S. Open last June was undoubtedly remarkable — it was the lowest-under-par finish in 111 years — and had added resonance, bearing in mind what had happened just a few months earlier. At the Masters, McIlroy took a four-shot lead into the final round, only to blow it. But it's clear there are far more good days than bad ones ahead for him.