Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Talented and mentally tough, Rory McIlroy's the real deal

We pose the question on our front page – what more is there to say about Rory McIlroy? Quite rightly we find plenty more reasons for lauding the Co Down golfer who has already – at the age of just 25 – carved out a reputation as arguably Northern Ireland's greatest ever sports star.

He is top of the tree in a truly global sport and as his latest major win has confirmed now has the mental steel and fighting qualities to handle the most intense pressure. We always knew he had the talent but these other qualities are also needed to be more than just a shooting star. We are confident that Rory is the real deal.

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