March 5 2012
With his win Sunday at The Honda Classic, Rory McIlroy:
● Earns his third victory on the PGA TOUR in his 40th start at the age of 22 years, 10 months.
● Moves to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings, 120 points behind leader Kyle Stanley.
● Will move to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, taking over the top spot from Luke Donald. Since the OWGR began in April of 1986, McIlroy (22 years, 10 months) becomes the second youngest player to achieve the top spot. Only Tiger Woods was younger, moving into the No. 1 position on June 15, 1997, at the age of 21 years, 24 weeks.
● PGA TOUR victories (3): 2010 Quail Hollow Championship, 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 The Honda Classic
● Becomes the youngest winner in Honda Classic history at 22 years, 10 months. The youngest previous winner was Matt Kuchar at 23 years, 8 months, 20 days.
● Becomes the fifth consecutive international winner of this event, joining Ernie Els (2008), Y.E. Yang (2009), Camilo Villegas (2010) and Rory Sabbatini (2011). He is also the seventh in the last eight years. The only U.S. winner during that span was Mark Wilson in 2007.
● Is one of nine players 22-years-old and under with multiple wins with at least one of the wins being a major. The others are Tiger Woods, Gene Sarazen, Young Tom Morris, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Creavy, Johnny McDermott, Seve Ballesteros and Jerry Pate.