A Broken Ankle Didn’t Stop Rory From Getting This Award

Rory McIlroy was given the European Tour Golfer of the Year award for the the third time in four years.

Rory McIlroy is European number one for the third time in four years.

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Rory was able to pick up three tour wins in 2015, even with being out for five weeks due to an ankle injury. Those wins secured this Irishman’s Race to Dubai title ahead of Englishman Danny Willett.

“I feel very proud to have won this prestigious award for the third time – it is always special, no matter how often, to be recognised this way.

“After a good first half to the season, the injury was obviously a setback for me, so to finish the year strongly with my second victory in Dubai – plus picking up The Race to Dubai title again – was very satisfying.

“This was an objective I successfully fulfilled this season. To now win the Golfer of the Year award, too, is a great way to sign off the year.

“I am already looking forward to starting the new season and trying to achieve even more in 2016.”

The ever humble world number 3, will probably be celebrating with his new fiancé somewhere very nice.