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17 September 2014

OMEGA ambassador Rory McIlroy receives 2014 PGA of America Player of the Year Award and Vardon Trophy


The world’s number one golfer, Rory McIlroy, received two prestigious awards on Tuesday 16 September, accepting the Vardon Trophy and the PGA of America Player of the Year Award for the second time each.

The Vardon Trophy is awarded to the player with the lowest adjusted scoring average. Rory’s average of 68.82 in 66 rounds topped off the rankings with second place finisher OMEGA ambassador Sergio Garcia just slightly behind with an average of 68.95 in 61 rounds.

Recognized as one of the game’s best players, the PGA of America Player of the Year Award recipient is determined based on a point system for tournament wins, official money standings and scoring averages. Rory collected 70 points for his three victories, 50 bonus points for his two Major titles, 20 points for leading the money list and 20 points for winning the Vardon Trophy, for a total of 160 Player of the Year points. Ranked behind Rory were Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer and Jimmy Walker with 62 points, 52 points and 46 points respectively.

Rory has also been nominated for the PGA TOUR Player of the Year, an award he previously received in 2012. PGA Tour members will vote to determine the winner, who will be announced prior to the start of the 2014-2015 season.

The 25-year-old star golfer has enjoyed a phenomenal season, winning both The Open Championship and the PGA Championship in a three-week span as well as the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. His 12 top-10 finishes helped him secure his leading position in the world golf rankings.

OMEGA congratulates Rory on his outstanding success! We are proud to be associated with such a remarkable and talented golfer and we look forward to seeing what the future has in store for him.