Rory McIlroy is PGA Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy has been announced as the PGA Tour Player of the Year after four tour wins, including a spectacular eight shot win at the PGA Championship and also topped the money list.

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“It’s just a great way to end what has been a great year, my best season so far,” the 23 year old Ulsterman told

“I think everyone knows that my game wasn’t where I wanted it to be through the start of the summer and leading up to the PGA.”

McIlroy began the Championship with only one win, having missed three cuts, but after winning from being two shots behindhe grew in confidence for the remainder of the season – picking up BMW Championship and maintaining his statuts as Number One after a rocky summer.

“I didn’t want to let this opportunity pass me because it was a great opportunity to win my second major. And from that I gained a lot of confidence, knowing that I could win my second major. And I went on from there.”

Looking ahead the man from Hollywood said, “What would be a success next season compared to this one? I guess it’s just trying to become a better golfer, maybe add more variety to my game.

“But you know, we’re judged on wins, ultimately. … I won my first major in ’11, I backed it up this season with another one, and I’d love to go into ’13 with that same goal of trying to win another major.

“I think really what was disappointing this year for me – if there was a disappointment – that I was only in contention once in the majors, and luckily I was able to win it,” he said. “But next year I’d love to be in contention in all four of them.”


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