Rory McIlroy gets candid about the best memory of his entire career

Sharon Wong

Rory McIlroy
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You’d think one such as Rory McIlroy would have too many outstanding moments to choose from in an illustrious career. But there’s one that has always stood out to him and you can probably guess which one it is. Becoming the world’s no. 1 doesn’t happen every day, no matter how pro of a golfer you are, so you can’t blame Rory for savoring that 2012 Honda Classic win that propelled him to the top of the charts. It certainly helps that he beat runner-upTiger Woods to the punch while he was at it.

Yay Rory

“Getting to No. 1 for the first time here, I’ll certainly remember. It was probably one of my better Sunday performances.”

He’s very much hoping for a repeat performance this week, having dropped to No. 3 behind Jordan Spieth and Jason Day.

“I want to get there as soon as I can, and I feel like the next few weeks, there are opportunities to gain a lot of good world ranking points. Winning tournaments and playing well takes care of all that stuff.”