14 Aug 2012

McIlroy motivated by critics

7:26 am on 14 August 2012

Rory McIlroy says winning the US PGA golf championship yesterday in South Carolina was a satisfying snub to his critics.

The 23 year old from Northern Ireland regained the number one world ranking with his 8-stroke victory at Kiawah Island, admitting afterwards that he was motivated by questions about where his career was headed after four missed cuts in five events earlier this year.

Critics had also claimed his relationship with the former world tennis number one Caroline Wozniacki had been a distraction.