What an opening statement to 2015 from the world No 1 Rory McIlroy.
Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who played superb golf on the way to beating the fast-finishing Swede Alexander Noren by three shots and he joins Nick Faldo and Severiano Ballesteros as the only Europeans in history to have won at least four majors and 10 European Tour events.
McIlroy’s last seven results are impressive : 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1.
Graeme McDowell had a final round of 70 which left him with a share of ninth place on 14-under in his first event after a six weeks winter break.
Michael Hoey tied for 53rd on four-under following back-to-back 71’s at the weekend. Peter Lawrie was one further back in 55th (worth €6,790) after a closing 70. A final round 76 left Damien McGrane in 73rd (worth €3403) on three-over.