Monday, 20 June 2011

Top Ulster Golfer

I am utterly delighted that, at a mere twenty-two years of age, Rory McIlroy, from Holywood in County Down, has won the US Open golf championship.

He becomes the youngest in a long line of British and, specifically, Ulster golfers and sports people to bring esteem and honour to the British Nation.

Of course, our other Ulsterman, Graeme McDowell MBE, won the Championship in 2010; and Tony Jacklin CBE was the last British golfer to win, in 1970.

I have already recommended Rory McIlroy to be an OBE. Nominations are made here.

We are very proud of him. To send congratulations would be an understatement.

Of course, Northern Ireland boasts some of the very finest golf courses in the British Isles. Golf tourism plays an important role in our economy.

I expect Rory McIlroy will take his rightful place as a top sports personality among all the other great sports men and women, all now admitted to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.


Anonymous said...

Surely winning the Open is reward enough in itself?


Timothy Belmont said...

Correct again, W. I'm incorrigible, though. You know my obsession with Honours and Awards.