AFTER his soccer induced mid season ankle injury Rory McIlroy wasn’t having a great year but the Northern Irishman has bounced back to win the 2015 European Tour double.
McIlroy won his third season-long Race to Dubai title, his second in a row, as he beat England’s Andy Sullivan by one shot to win the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Playing on the final afternoon of The European Tour season, McIlroy did not have it all his own way as he went toe-to-toe on the leaderboard with Sullivan, with closest Race to Dubai rival Danny Willett, another young Englishman, snapping at his heels.
Four birdies in five holes from the 11th saw him surge ahead and even a bogey after finding the water on the 17th could not derail the 2012 champion as he signed for a 66 that left him at 21 under and one shot clear of Sullivan.
“It means an awful lot, I had to play so well over the weekend. Dubai has been a pretty sweet place for me,” McIlroy said.
The 26 year old said he was back to his best, and also suggested he wouldn’t be kicking a soccer ball around during a long layoff this new year holiday period.
First round joint leader Marcus Fraser was the best placed Aussie, closing with a 1-under 71 to finish on 5-under tied for 34th.
Scott Hend (69) finished 1-over.
The new European Tour season starts …. this week, with the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa then the following week co-sanctions the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines.DP World Championship Leaderboard