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Euro Tour award for McIlroy

Rory McIlroy’s sensational run of form has earned him a second Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month award.

McIlroy was a unanimous choice for July following back-to-back wins in the Open Championship and the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational, the latter securing a return to top spot in the world rankings.

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman, who won the May award following his BMW PGA Championship triumph at Wentworth, said: "Any time you win a golfer of the month award it means you have had a great stretch of golf.

"And I'm glad to say I have. Winning the Open Championship followed by my first World Golf Championship title the next time I teed up was really special. After an amazing few weeks for me, I'm now back to world No 1. It really is a great feeling.

\"And hopefully I am not done for the year just yet. Obviously we have the US PGA here at Valhalla this week, the year's last major, before heading into some really important tournaments to bring the season to a close.

"I hope I can continue to be in contention right up to the end and perhaps pick up a bit more silverware.\"

Watch all four days of the US PGA from Valhalla from 6pm this Thursday on Sky Sports 4