Newly-crowned Open champion Rory McIlroy has been celebrating his stunning victory at Hoylake - and sharing the highlights with his Twitter followers.
Soon after getting his hands on the famous trophy, the Holywood golfer posed for a photograph with his dad Gerry, mum Rosie and several friends, posting the message: “Celebrating with the Claret Jug!! Thanks for all the support and well wishes this week! #TheOpen #3outof4”
As news of McIlroy’s latest, and possibly greatest, triumph reverberated around the world.
Sergio Garcia, who almost broke Northern Ireland hearts as he chipped away at his rival’s lead, tweeted: “Just short but what an amazing week again @The_Open. Congrats @McIlroyRory very much deserved! I’ll try it again at Saint Andrews next year!”
Soon afterwards, TV presenter Eamonn Holmes tweeted: “For you @McIlroyRory, for your mum and dad, friends & family, Fred Daly, Holywood GC, for Northern Ireland. Congratulations! #TheOpen2014.”