Northern Ireland teenager Rory McIlroy has won his first ever European tour event.
The 19 year old, from Hollywood in County Down and who has been tipped by the Belfast Telgraph to rival Tiger Woods to be the World’s numbet one, held a two-stroke lead after Sunday’s completion of the third round. He held his lead to emerge victorious at the end of the tournament
Prior to today McIlroy’s greatest win was as a member of Europe’s winning 2004 Junior Ryder Cup team.
Winning a senior tour competition at just 19 years old, sets McIlroy up to be one of the world’s greats and will put Irish golf firmly on the map again.