McIlroy scoops money lists both sides of the Atlantic

Updated: November 12, 2012

Rory McIlroy followed in the footsteps of Ryder Cup teammate Luke Donald when he became the second player to win the money list titles in both Europe and the United States on Sunday.

World No 1 McIlroy finished third at the Singapore Open to amass a lead of more than one million euros ($1.27 million) over nearest rival Peter Hanson of Sweden and secure the European Tour Race to Dubai title with two events remaining.

Hanson is not playing until the season-ending Dubai World Championship later this month while Northern Irishman McIlroy will play in Hong Kong next week and then round off his season in the Middle East.

Last year Englishman Donald became the first player to achieve the feat while McIlroy is the youngest European No 1 since Scotland’s Sandy Lyle in 1979, who was 21 when he won his first of three order of merit titles.

McIlroy built a huge lead in the PGA Tour money list after clinching his second major at the PGA Championship in August and then winning two of the four FedExCup playoff events the following month.

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