McIlroy scoops European writers award

LONDON Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:06pm IST

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland jokes with girlfriend Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki(not pictured) as he poses with the trophy after the fourth and final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Nikhil Monteiro/Files

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland jokes with girlfriend Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki(not pictured) as he poses with the trophy after the fourth and final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai November 25, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Nikhil Monteiro/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy won the 2012 European Golf Writers Trophy on Monday after a spectacular season during which he landed his second major title and topped the money-list on both sides of the Atlantic.

The 23-year-old Northern Irishman, who added the U.S. PGA Championship to the U.S. Open crown he bagged in 2011, finished ahead of Europe's triumphant Ryder Cup team in the voting.

"Wherever we play the golf writers are there helping to promote our sport and give a voice to golf and therefore I am delighted to win their award," he said in a statement.

"I hope to give them plenty more good things to write about in 2013," added McIlroy who claimed a total of five tournament victories this year. (Writing by Tony Jimenez; editing by Julien Pretot)

Reuters Showcase

IS Claim

IS Claim

Islamic State says beheads second Japanese hostage.  Full Article 

Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis

Death toll mounts in Ukraine fighting after peace talks fail.  Full Article 

Fifth Title

Fifth Title

Djokovic reigns supreme at Australian Open.  Full Article 

Journalist Freed

Journalist Freed

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Egypt for Australia.  Full Article 

Reuters Poll

Reuters Poll

RBI seen holding rates steady on Tuesday, minority of analysts expect cut.  Full Article 

Doubles Title

Doubles Title

Hingis wins Australian Open mixed doubles title with Paes.  Full Article 

Houston's Daughter

Houston's Daughter

Bobbi Kristina Brown revived after found unresponsive in tub  Full Article 

Supply Glut

Supply Glut

Sugar mills seek govt help to dispose of supply surplus.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage