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Rory McIlroy named PGA of America Player of the Year

The World number one Rory McIlroy has been named winner of the 2013-14 PGA of America Player of the Year award for his stellar performance throughout this year.

McIlroy, 25, has also won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour. It is the second time in three seasons that the Northern Irishman has claimed both awards.

After winning three consecutive events this summer, McIlroy earned 160 points ahead of Masters Champion Bubba Watson with 62 points, while Martin Kaymer, who won the US Open and Players Championship earned 52 points and three-time PGA Tour winner Jimmy Walker had 46.

Meanwhile, McIlroy is the favourite to scoop PGA Tour player of the year award, which will be announced on October 9.

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