Rory McIlroy wins European PGA Championship

After breaking up with fiancee Caroline Wozniacki McIlroy wins the title

Wentworth (UK): Rory McIlroy put personal turmoil behind him to win the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday and said he hopes it will help him become the dominant player in world golf. The Northern Irishman, who announced his split from tennis star Caroline Wozniacki just days after sending out the invitations on the eve of the tournament, fired a sparkling six-under-par 66 to come from seven shots back and win by a shot from Ireland's Shane Lowry.

In April McIlroy said golf was crying out for a stand-out player to stamp their authority on the game following the regression of Tiger Woods after years of the American leading the way. “I think it’s the start of something,” said the 25-year-old. “I could feel my game sort of bubbling and it was getting there. A win validates that,” he added. McIlroy headed to Ireland to see his family immediately after his win in the European Tour flagship event.

( Source : AFP )
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