The No.1 golfer in the world with victories in two Major Championships in 2014 – the Open Championship and the USPGA. He also won the flagship BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour at Wentworth and the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone event. McIlroy is the first European to win three different Majors, which he achieved by the age of 25. As well as contributing three points to the successful European Ryder Cup team in September, he led the prize money list on both European and US Tours. He also had a clean sweep of US Tour awards - US PGA Player of the Year, US PGA Tour Player of the Year, Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award.