Ulster Unionist Party sports spokesperson, Michael McGimpsey MLA, has hailed Rory McIlroy`s success in The Open at Royal Liverpool.
Mr McGimpsey said:
“Congratulations to Rory McIlroy on winning The Open. Once again Northern Ireland is celebrating success following Rory’s victory at Hoylake. He has written himself into the history books by joining Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to have won three different Majors by age 26.
“Rory played superbly over the weekend and was a very worthy and popular winner.
“Credit must also go to the other local golfers Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, and we can all begin to look forward with great excitement to The Open returning to Royal Portrush, hopefully in 2019. With such a range of talented golfers, Northern Ireland can look to the future with confidence and pride.”