Rory McIlroy: 8 videos that show just what The Open 2015 will be missing

The world No 1 is not taking part at St Andrews due to an ankle injury

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Having ruptured an ankle ligament during a simple kick about with friends, Rory McIlory has withdrawn from this year’s Open.

For those die-hard fans who have been left understandably distraught by the world No 1’s withdrawal, do not despair. We’ve compiled ten of his most memorable moments to ease the pain of his absence.

Whilst it might serve as a reminder of what viewers are missing, they’re still worth a watch.

We begin with arguably his greatest moment – his first major victory…

1) Rory broke a host of records when he clinched his first major title at the US Open with an eight-shot victory. Leading from start to finish, he became the youngest tournament champion since Bobby Jones in 1923. Watch him make history here...

 

2) Watch McIlroy further confirm his status as one of the world’s best golfers with another eight-shot victory at the 2012 US PGA Championship (the winning putt is around 1.20 minutes)...

 

3) The world No 1 recorded his first ever professional hole-in-one with this 177-yard shot at the 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship...

 

4) McIlroy proved he was a deserving winner of the 2014 Open Championship with this brilliant approach and eagle putt on the second day at the 18th hole...

 

5) The Northern Irishman secured his second US PGA Championship with this putt in a dramatic final day that saw McIlroy finish one shot ahead of rival Phil Mickelson... CLICK HERE TO WATCH

6) Like all great sportsmen, McIlroy has strived to prove his class both on and off the golf course…Watch him do just that as he exchanges footballs for golf balls in his very own crossbar challenge...

 

7) In a special guest appearance on A League of Their Own, McIlroy treated the audience to a repeat of his past exploits as a young golfer when he knocked a golf ball into a washing machine...

 

8) Last but not least. With a wait on the tenth tee at The Belfry McIlroy decides to play for time with this outrageous trick shot…

 

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