Mcllory fans must be celebrating in delight lately- the world # 6 golfer has emerged as the esteemed Australian Open champion for 2013 with his dramatic single-shot triumph.
The 24 year old Northern Irishman began final Round 4 behind the mighty Adam Scott, the Aussie who was on lead throughout the week at Sydney. However, Rory carded a nice 66 with eagle at 7th & 4 birdies to win on eighteen under.
World # 2 Scott bogeyed 18th for 71 & finished on seventeen under, 6 clear of Aussie mate John Senden. Interestingly, Adam broke course record on the inaugural day of the championship with a sixty-two & was aiming to be the sole second man to contend for the Aussie triple crown (after Robert Allenby), having won Australian PGA & Australian Masters championships last month.