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McIlroy's result a fantastic achievement – McLellan

20 June, 2011


Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Sport, Sandra McLellan, has congratulated Co. Down's Rory McIlroy on his fantastic result at the US Open.

Speaking today she said:

"The result at Congressional Country Club was stunning. It continues a remarkable run of successes for Ireland in the Majors and places Irish Golf firmly amongst the very best in the world. To see Rory now compared to Tiger Woods shows the height of his achievement in golfing terms and in the wake of the disappointment of the Masters it shows the type of character and talent Rory McIlroy is. His dominance of the US Open which included a string of records, including the lowest ever 72 hole score in the 111 year history of the tournament, shows just how spectacular the result was. It confirms Rory's ability and his potential to go on and have an immensely bright future."

"There was great excitement across the country over the weekend particularly in his home town of Hollywood, Co. Down. It is a remarkable achievement for Rory and for all those people who supported him through the years. They deserve great congratulations and credit."

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