Here's what T&C says about McIlroy, who ranked No. 35:
Why him? The Irish golf phenom, 25, was the first European to win three different majors, nabbing a reported $100 million deal with Nike in the process.
Likes: Controversy. He has traded insults with the Ryder Cup and Tiger Woods.
Natural habitat: Gym. Golf. Repeat.
Caveat: He credits his 2014 wins to breaking up with fiancee Caroline Wozniacki after the invites had gone out.
Frankly, those comments don't betray any particular knowledge about McIlroy on the part of Town & Country. But, then, knowledge rarely drives such lists anyway. These things are supposed to fun, attention-grabbing, debate-inducing. And T&C knows how to do all that.
Of course, Rory is linked to a bevy of beauties these days. Is he dating, or isn't he? Only he - and the babes he's linked with (and probably many he's not) know for sure. McIlroy's alleged latest girlfriend is PGA of America employee Erica Stoll: