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Mcilroy bags shot of year

Rory McIlroy's six-iron to the 10th hole on the final day of his runaway US Open victory has been voted by fans the European Tour Shot of the Year for 2011.

The towering tee shot over water came to rest just a few inches from the cup and, for most people, removed any lingering fear that the young Ulsterman would collapse like he had at The Masters two months earlier.

"I thought that shot was probably the most important in the round because YE Yang had just stuck it in there close," he said.

Irish Independent