Rory McIlroy named European Tour’s Golfer of the Year for 2015
Four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy has been named the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year for 2015.
The Northern Irishman has taken the accolade for the third time in four seasons, despite missing two months of the campaign with an ankle injury.
The world number three, who claimed three European Tour titles in 2015, ended his year winning the Race to Dubai.
“It is a huge honour for me to be named European Tour Golfer of the Year again,” said McIlroy. “After a good first half to the season, the injury was obviously a setback for me, so to finish the year strongly with my second victory in Dubai – plus picking up the Race to Dubai title again – was very satisfying.
“I am already looking forward to starting the new season and trying to achieve even more in 2016.”
McIlroy is the first player since Padraig Harrington in 2008 to win the award in consecutive seasons.