UK golf writers acclaim Rory McIlroy
The golfing genius of Rory McIlroy never fails to ignite the creative genius of the UK’s golf writers.
And after his imperious USPGA win at Valhalla, the Irish star caused sports desks to go into a frenzy yet again.
Here’s some of the best write-ups of Rory’s epic major triumph.
“McIlroy’s triumph was so brilliantly deserved given the epic battle he had on his hands when three shots adrift of Rickie Fowler with nine holes to play. By the time this gifted Northern Irishman holed out for birdie at the 17th, he led by two and wasn’t to be caught.”
Ewan Murray, Guardian
“Flashlights illuminated the night sky as McIlroy showed sheer relief after holing out his final putt, fist-pumping the air and celebrating on the course with his father Gerry before receiving the huge Wanamaker Trophy.”
Jonathan Jurejko, BBC Sport
“They will be talking about this day for as long as majors are played. A day when Rory McIlroy followed up his victory at the Open Championship with a win in the 96th USPGA Championship that was quite simply as thrilling as sport gets, never mind golf.”
Derek Lawrenson, Daily Mail
“McIlroy punched the air with relief, before running into the arms of his caddie JP followed by his father. It was a remarkable closing sequence, and after the initial celebration he took a moment alone by the green to reflect as he waited for the ceremonials to begin.”
Kevin Garside, Independent