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Rory McIlroy honoured with an MBE - European Tour

Rory McIlroy honoured with an MBE - European Tour

Rory McIlroy ensured the 2011 season would be an even more memorable one for him when he was awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours List. The 22 year old Northern Irishman has been recognised six months after producing one of the sport's great performances to win the US Open Championship at Congressional Country Club, claiming the second Major Championship of the season by an astounding eight shots in a tournament record score of 16 under par 268. McIlroy's triumph win was all the more remarkable coming, as it did, just two months after a devastating final round in the Masters Tournament in April. There he started the day with a four stroke lead but shot 80 to finish in tied 15th. Few doubted his talent but many feared he might never recover from such a damning blow to his confidence. But, to his credit, McIlroy he put on a brave face, saying he would have many more oppor...

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