Rory McIlroy has been voted ‘Professional of the Year’ in the Irish Golf Writers’ Awards for 2012.
The 23-year old from Holywood won the US PGA in record-breaking fashion at Kiawah Island in August, his second Major Championship and one of five victories he recorded worldwide in a season when he also captured the money titles on both sides of the Atlantic and became Irish golf’s first world number one.
Rory also played his part in Europe’s stirring Ryder Cup success at Medinah, beating Keegan Bradley in the singles on an unforgettable final day for European golf.
This is McIlroy’s third time winning the ‘Professional of the Year’ award, having also won in 2009 and in 2011, when he shared the honour with Darren Clarke.
The amateur awards were also captured by Ulster golfers.