Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who secured his first win of the season by producing a dramatic finale in the Irish Open, his home tournament, at the K Club.
McIlroy trailed Scotland’s Russell Knox by one shot with three holes to play but outstanding second shots at the 16th and 18th helped him to the birdie and eagle which saw him win by three.
He shot a 69 to end on 12 under to clinch his first success in six months.
“To finish like I did is something I’ll never forget,” said McIlroy.
Knox shared second place with Welshman Bradley Dredge, who fired a 66.
McIlroy, 27, had missed the cut at the last three Irish Opens, but his win secured him the first prize of £515,000.
He plans to donate that money to his charity, the Rory Foundation, which hosted the event.
McIlroy’s last victory came at the World Tour Championship in Dubai in November, a win that clinched him the Race to Dubai title.