Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has congratulated Rory McIlroy on winning the Race to Dubai title and becoming Europe’s number one golfer for 2015.
Rory won the final event of the tour, the DP World Championship in Dubai, to secure the title for the third time in four years.Congratulating Rory, the Minister said: “Winning the Race to Dubai title yet again further cements Rory’s status as one of the greatest talents in golf and one of our finest ever sportsmen. The win caps a fine year for Rory, with four tournament triumphs in the bag.
“Rory’s win today comes days after Graeme McDowell’s tournament win on the PGA Tour and Graeme is yet again contending for a title going into the final round of the RSM Classic in Georgia. I wish Graeme all the best as he seeks back-to-back wins.“This is a golden age for local golf with the Irish Open coming to Fermanagh in 2017 and the Open Championship confirmed for Portrush in 2019. We are blessed in this part of the world with having some of the best golfers currently playing the game and could realistically see a home-grown winner at these events.
“For now though my congratulations go to Rory and I wish him every success as he looks to 2016.”Notes to editors:
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