Rory McIlroy Reacts to Tom McKibbin's Victory: So Proud Of Him

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Rory McIlroy Reacts to Tom McKibbin's Victory: So Proud Of Him
Rory McIlroy Reacts to Tom McKibbin's Victory: So Proud Of Him

Tom McKibbin, a Northern Irishman, won the European Open in Hamburg. It is also his first DP World Tour title. His compatriot and great golf star, Rory McIlroy had only words of praise for this young golfer. According to him, McKibbin is a young man with enormous potential, which is evident in this title as well.

It's a clear indication of what kind of talent we are referring to when you are 20 years old and playing like that. “Very well,” -Rory McIlroy said, as quoted by “I watched every shot this morning.

I was really happy for him. For 20 years old he showed so much composure. And, yeah, look, he’s been, we’ve all known from back home the potential that he has, but I think to break through and win for the first time at 20 years old is, there’s a bright future ahead of him”.

McIlroy has known Tom since he was a young boy. There was no doubt in Rory's mind that he was going to have a great career, but it would appear that he did not expect how quickly he would progress. “So proud of him."- McIlroy continued.

“I've known Tom since he was 10 years old. And to see his progression and see where he is today and get that first win in Europe is, was really cool to see”.

Tom McKibbin reacts

McKibbin could not hide his emotions after the victory.

In spite of the fact that he knew that he was going to face a tough tournament, he always believed in himself. In order to prove to everyone how good he is, he wanted to win. In the end, he is happy that he was able to accomplish this goal.

In the near future, we are confident that he will be able to win a great deal more trophies. “It's pretty amazing, yes, it's been a good day," McKibbin said, as per Sky Sports. “I was in a good group with Jordan [Smith] and David [Law] so it was pretty nice.

It was just nice to go out there and put a really, really nice round together. I've learnt that I am good enough to win. I always thought I was but to prove it today was pretty special. I guess I have learnt a lot from failures and missing cuts by a shot and just missing things ever so slightly.

So to take all of those things that I have learnt and to put them into play tonight was really nice. It will probably not sink in until tomorrow. To have my dad here, he comes most weeks, is pretty special. To win in front of him is pretty amazing”.

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