Cllr Andrew Muir said: “I would like to congratulate Rory on yet another tremendous and hard-fought victory. Rory is undoubtedly the best golfer in the world at the moment following this trophy and his Open Championship win, and his return to the top of the world rankings surely proves this to be true.
“Everybody in Holywood and Northern Ireland is immensely proud of what Rory has achieved at such a young age. He is an outstanding ambassador for Northern Ireland and his continued success, along with that of Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, is a major boost to brand NI.
“I am sure that we will see more success from Rory and I would like to wish him all the best for the future.”