Rory McIlroy claims European award

Rory McIlroy European Tour Golfer of the Month

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Rory McIlroy has been named the European Tour’s Golfer of the Month for November following his triumph at the DP World Tour Championship.

The Northern Irishman defeated Andy Sullivan by one stroke to win in Dubai and the victory also meant that he ended the year as Race to Dubai champion and European No.1 for the third time in four seasons.

This latest accolade was also awarded following his strong showings at the Turkish Airlines Open and BMW Masters and the four-time major winner admitted that he was delighted to receive the honour amid stiff competition from the likes of Victor Dubuisson, Kristoffer Broberg and Sullivan.

He said: “It really meant a lot to win both the DP World Tour Championship and The Race to Dubai again, especially having had to play so well over the weekend to beat Andy, and winning the Golfer of the Month is now another nice bonus.”

The 26-year-old, who failed to add to his major haul during 2015, is now looking forward to building on his strong end to the campaign, as he looks to add more titles to his name in the New Year.

He added: “I’m now looking forward to taking some time off before getting ready for next year, and this is a great way to round things off.”

The first major of 2016 is the Masters, that gets underway at Augusta in April, and McIlroy is the 7.50 joint favourite, alongside world number one Jordan Spieth, to claim his first title in Georgia.

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