McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy for second time in three years
Following an impressive season that saw the Northern Irishman claim two major championships and play an influential role in Europe's Ryder Cup victory, world number one golfer Rory McIlroy bagged the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years.
The members of the Association of Golf Writers voted for the Northern Irishman, who won the British Open Championship and PGA Championship this season, to win the award.
The Golf Writers Trophy was first awarded in 1951 and is given to the European who has made the most outstanding contribution to the sport during the year, Sport24 reported.
McIlroy, who also won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth this year, said that to win the award for the first time in 2012 felt like a great achievement but to win again in 2014 is testimony to what has been a truly fabulous year for him.
Germany's Martin Kaymer finished runner-up after wins at the US Open and the Players Championship, while Europe's triumphant Ryder Cup team, who beat the United States at Gleneagles, was voted into third place, the report added.