05/03/2012

Rory McIlroy Golf's World Number One

Rory McIlroy has claimed the no.1 spot in golf after his Honda Classic victory.

"I'd like to stay there for a while," said the 22 year old from Northern Ireland.

"As long as I keep playing good golf and have chances to win tournaments, then hopefully I'll stay up there."

Rory finished on 12 under in West Palm Beach, beating US pair Tiger Woods and Tom Gillis to the trophy by two shots. The golfer took the top spot from Luke Donald who held the position for nine-months.

"I feel the way I'm playing at the minute, the level of consistency, hopefully I'm going to be able to stay there for a while," he said.

"It was always a dream of mine to become the world number one and the best player in the world, or whatever you want to call it.

"But I didn't know I would be able to get here this quickly. Hopefully, I can hold on to it for a little longer."

(GK)

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