Champion No.2 – Rory McIlroy
Achievements during the year: It is not often that someone wins a major in golf by shattering the record books. And may we tell you that it isn't as simple as it sounds. Rory McIlroy was simply the roaring star in the world of golf this year. McIlroy won by 8 shots and his 72-hole aggregate score of 16-under par 268 was a new U.S. Open record. In the process, the Irishman also became the youngest winner since Bobby Jones in 1923.