Rory McIlroy named European Tour golfer of the month

Rory McIlroy
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy won the 2011 US Open at Congressional

Rory McIlroy's runaway win at the US Open has made him the obvious choice for the European Tour's Golfer of the Month award.

The 22-year-old from Holywood won his first major by eight shots with a championship record 16 under par total at the Congressional Club in Maryland.

McIlroy became the youngest winner of the title since Bobby Jones in 1923.

He returns to action in The Open at Sandwich on 14 July.

Now number four in the world, McIlroy decided to take three weeks off after his amazing victory.

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