During the countdown to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday, 14 December, we will be looking at each of the 10 shortlisted contenders.
World number one golfer Rory McIlroy won two majors, the Open championship and the PGA championship, in 2014 as well as helping Europe retain the Ryder Cup.
You can vote for this year's BBC Sport Personality of the Year during the BBC1 show on Sunday, 14 December, either by phone or online.
If you vote online you must register to have your say on 14 December. Find out how here.