Rory McIlroy, 2010 and 2015 Champion
- He left school at age 16 to focus on amateur golf
- He won the 2003 Ulster Boys Championship at age 13 and became the youngest player to win the Irish Amateur at the age of 16
- When he won the Wells Fargo Championship this year for his 11th TOUR victory, he surpassed Gary Player for international players with the most TOUR victories before their 30th birthday. Player had ten.
- He has played 39 consecutive par-five holes at Quail Hollow Club without a bogey and is 54-under-par on the par-fives in the six tournaments he has played here.
- Both of his career TOUR low rounds have come at the Wells Fargo Championship—his 62 in 2010 and his 61 in round three this year.