Rory McIlroy in pictures

A year to remember when Rory McIlroy captured his first major championship.

BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kisses the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
U.S. Open - Final Round
BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kisses the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
U.S. Open - Final Round
BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 19: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club on June 19, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 01: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (L) poses alongside his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during the Welcome Reception at the Waitanyuan prior to the start of the WGC-HSBC Champions on November 1, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
HSBC Champions - Welcome Reception
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 01: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (L) poses alongside his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during the Welcome Reception at the Waitanyuan prior to the start of the WGC-HSBC Champions on November 1, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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