|Father - Gerry Mcilroy Biography (born October 5, 1959 - )|
Gerry Mcilroy grew up playing golf with his two brothers and father at the Holywood club in Belfast in Northern Ireland. Unlike Earl Woods who was a lieutenant in the US Army, Gerry Mcilroy had to work 100 hour weeks as a laborer to support his son's dream to become a professional golfer. For over 10 years, Gerry cleaned lockers at a local Rugby club in the mornings and bartended during the afternoons and nights. He always took time to spend with his family over tea. The hours were grueling, but he believed wholeheartedly in his son's golf skills, so he dredged on waiting for his son to hit the big leagues in golf.
Rosie Biorgraphy (born ?)
Rosie Mcilroy is a proud mother and devoted wife. She worked the night shift at a 3M factory packaging millions of rolls of tape. He slept while Rory was in school and worked while he slept. She loved to knit as her hobby. Being very goal oriented, Rosie is the grease that kept the machine going that promoted her son's career. When her husband, Gerry,wanted to throw in the towel, she reminded him of the many rewards for their hard work.
Jimmy Mcilroy Biography (born ?)
The patriarch of the Mcilroy family, Jimmy Mcilroy fosters the love of golf. Jimmy Mcilroy repaired cranes on the docks in Belfast. Most notably, the docks Jimmy worked on are the same ones boasted to be where the infamous Titanic was built during the turn of the century. Jimmy raised three sons, Gerry, Colim, and Brian. Another grandson, Fergus, desires to follow Rory into the professional world of golf. The Mcilroy family is to golf, like the Manning family is to football. It is in their blood.