McIlroy receives PGA Tour accolade

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Rory McIlroy has been voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years.

The World No 1 was the fairly obvious choice after his major-winning exploits at the Open and US PGA Championships, while his victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational would have made the decision even easier.

McIlroy had already claimed the Arnold Palmer Award as the tour’s leading official money winner (£5.1million) and won the Byron Nelson Award for adjusted scoring average (68.83).

“It means a lot to win it for the second time in three years,” McIlroy said. “Being voted player of the year by your peers is something that’s very important.

“They are the guys you are trying to beat week in, week out and if they appreciate what you have done over the year, see the hard work that you’ve put in and the golf that you’ve played and think that’s been the best of the season that means a lot to me.

“I would like to win a lot more in my career and even though the last year wasn’t what I wanted, the last three or four years have been very, very good and it gives me even more motivation to go on and work harder and try to win more tournaments, more majors and be involved in more Ryder Cups like last week.”

Next up for the Northern Irishman is the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which tees off on Thursday.

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