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Birthday boy McIlroy is ready to prove his Worth.

RORY McIlroy left his teenage years behind him yesterday, safe in the knowledge that the next phase of his life promises to elevate him to the highest echelons of golf.

McIlroy, who celebrated his 20th birthday far from home in the United States, will spearhead a formidable quartet of European Tour champions bidding to become the first player from Northern Ireland to capture the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in

Surrey from May 21-24.

McIlroy is joined in the 150-strong field to compete over the famous West Course by compatriots and fellow Tour winners Darren Clarke, Michael Hoey and Graeme McDowell..

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 5, 2009
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