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Golfing year was one to remember


Hardly surprisingly, McIlroy finished his campaign on a triumphant note when he won the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship by two shots in Dubai last month.

Unquestionably the greatest comeback of the year, and perhaps of all time in golf, came at the Ryder Cup in September when Europe overhauled a deficit of 10-6 going into the final day to beat the US by 14.5 points to 13.5.

That same month, South Korean Shin Ji-yai romped to a nine-stroke victory at the Women’s British Open at Royal Liverpool in England to complete a stunning Asian sweep of the year’s four women’s majors.

Shin’s compatriot Yoo Sun-young won the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Rancho Mirage in April and Choi Na-yeon, also of South Korea, claimed her first major title at the US Women’s Open in Kohler, Wisconsin, in July.

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