Writers vote Rory McIlroy top golfer again

Rory McIlroy celebrates winning The Open Championship at Hoylake. Picture: Getty
Rory McIlroy celebrates winning The Open Championship at Hoylake. Picture: Getty
Share this article
0
Have your say

WORLD No 1 Rory McIlroy has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years after an impressive season in which he claimed two major championships and played an influential role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory.

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman, who won The Open Championship and PGA Championship this season, picked up the award following votes cast by members of the Association of Golf Writers.

The Golf Writers Trophy was first awarded in 1951 and is given to the European who has made the most outstanding contribution to the sport during the year.

CONNECT WITH THE SCOTSMAN

Subscribe to our daily newsletter (requires registration) and get the latest news, sport and business headlines delivered to your inbox every morning

• You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google +

“To win it for the first time in 2012 felt like a great achievement but to win again in 2014 is testimony to what has been a truly fabulous year for me,” said McIlroy, whose victories this year also included the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Germany’s Martin Kaymer was runner-up after wins at the US Open and the Players Championship, while Europe’s Ryder Cup team, who beat the United States at Gleneagles, was voted into third place.

SCOTSMAN TABLET AND IPHONE APPS

• Download your free 30-day trial for our iPad, Android and Kindle apps

Keep up to date with all aspects of Scottish life with The Scotsman iPhone app, completely free to download and use