Rory McIlroy named European Tour Golfer of the Month after Wentworth victory
Rory McIlroy named European Tour Golfer of the Month for May after winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Last Updated: 04/06/14 2:44pm
The Northern Irishman came from seven shots back going into the final round to win by one from Ireland's Shane Lowry.
McIlroy closed with a superb round of 66 over the famous West course, moving to second place in the 2014 Race to Dubai after claiming his first professional victory on European soil and sixth European Tour title in total.
"Winning the European Tour's flagship event was something very special," he said.
"My first victory on European soil is a really important and welcome addition to my career titles to date.
"The European Tour has always been good to me, and this win really cements the great relationship we enjoy.
"To have won the BMW PGA Championship, and with it the Golfer of the Month award, is the coming together of some really good, recent form. Hopefully the win will be the start of a big season's golf for me."
Sky Sports golf reporter James Haddock said: "This was a week when Rory displayed the human side, his ability to face the media and not shy away from things.
"And, more importantly, despite everything going on around him, his ability to get out onto the golf course and get the job done. This was all we love about Rory and his game.
"Notable mention, however, must go to Miguel Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie for two outstanding performances.
"Miguel broke his own record as oldest winner on The European Tour on which he continues to entertain us and is such a joy to watch.
"And it was also a pleasure to watch Monty end his hoodoo in America with a victory and a senior Major title - rolling back the years with four imperious rounds in which he was almost faultless from tee to green."