By winning the final event on this year’s tour the Holywood golfer claimed his fifth title of the year and cemented his place as world number one.
Councillor Larry Thompson said: “I want to wholeheartedly congratulate Rory McIIroy on this outstanding achievement.
“Not only is this great news for the people of North Down, but Rory’s latest win will give another boost to the sport in Northern Ireland.
“Rory’s success speaks volumes for his outstanding ability. As a keen golfer myself, Rory is a fantastic ambassador for all aspiring golfers across Northern Ireland. I believe he will continue to achieve great success at the highest level of the sport for many years to come and look forward to watching what is next for him.”