Posted November 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
After capturing his second major and finishing the year at No. 1, Rory McIlroy had just one goal left - winning the money titles on both sides of the Atlantic. His third-place finish at the Singapore Open on Sunday guarantees he'll do just that. The Northern Irishman now has $4.7 million in winnings on the European Tour, giving him an unassailable $1.33 million advantage over Swede Peter Hanson, currently in second place. McIlroy had already wrapped up the U.S. PGA Tour money title with more than $8 million and he becomes the second golfer in history to win both titles in the same season, matching Luke Donald's feat from last year. ''It really is hugely satisfying to finally become the European No. 1, especially after finishing second two of the last three years,'' the 23-year-old McIlroy said. ''It has always been one of my goals to become No. 1 in Europe ever since securing my Tour card five years ago, but then to also end the year as both European and PGA Tour No. 1 is just ...
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