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Sporting Stars React To Rory McIlroy’s Win At Players Championship

Rory McIlroy was the last man standing yesterday at TPC Sawgrass after a Sunday filled with riveting drama that saw him take home the Players Championship.

Despite the poor start, the County Down man can now add Golf’s most lucrative tournament to his long list of achievements so far.

Following the win, a huge amount of stars of the sporting world rolled in to congratulate McIlroy on his victory.

First up was Welsh wizard and Real Madrid star, Gareth Bale.

Arguably golf’s greatest player, Jack Nicklaus, was next up to congratulate McIlroy, while also sending his congratulations to the 49-year-old Jim Furyk, who narrowly lost out as McIlroy pipped him to the post.

Nicklaus also recounted a conversation he had with McIlroy nine years ago. A fantastic insight into the relationship between two transcending characters of golf.

Match of the day host and former England star, Gary Lineker was in next to pass on his wishes to Rory, describing his performances as ‘ballsy’.

From one Irish legend to another, AP McCoy rides in behind McIlroy.

Fellow European players, Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari offered their congratulations on McIlroy’s success.

Finally, the man himself sends out a message to his followers after winning golf’s fifth major.

What a St. Patrick’s Day for McIlroy and a what a win heading in Golf’s major season.

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