McIlroy wins May Shot of the Month

The 27 year old's shot on the final hole at The K Club voted May's Shot of the Month
The 27 year old's shot on the final hole at The K Club voted May's Shot of the Month

On the final hole of the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Rory McIlroy faced 252 yards, over water, to a back pin. He was leading back one and knew one good swing would see him win his national title for the first time.

The shot that followed came to rest three feet from the hole and has been voted by My European Tour fans as the Shot of the Month for May.

McIlroy's shot beat out competition from another shot he hit on the 16th hole as well as holes in one from Scott Jamieson and James Morrison and a chip in from Jamie Donaldson. Over 62 per cent of the fans that voted chose McIlroy's 72nd hole five wood.

"I actually thought I hit my drive too far left." said the 27 year old. "I thought it had ran out. But it was playing a lot longer than it had been playing the previous couple of days. I had a good yardage. I had 222 to the front, 256 to the pin. And I had a similar shot in the Pro-Am, actually. JP tried to get me to hit a 4-iron, and it was a similar wind, as well, but I felt like I was trying to hit it too hard. So I actually dropped another ball in the Pro-Am and hit 5-wood, a very similar shot to what I hit today. Actually got a little bit of practise there. I didn't know I would need it at the end of the week but there you go."

Congratulations Rory and thanks to all the fans who voted. Look out for the June Shot of the Month competition coming soon.