The entire golf world was shocked as the young golf icon Rory McIlroy lost out to Formula 1 legend Lewis Hamilton at the BBC Sports Personality of 2014 award last Sunday.
Rory’s Northern Irish fans, golf seniors and connoisseurs of the game were hoping hard for the Irish hero to win the coveted trophy since he was declared as the finalist for the prestigious award with Lewis Hamilton.
The F1 racing hero won his 2nd F1 title in November at UAE whilst Rory was the 1st golfer from UK to triumph at back-to-back golf majors as he claimed PGA US title this year.
The dapper Irish golf hero came up with spectacular performances this year with victory at two majors (WGC Bridgestone & BMW PGA) & helped Europe to retain the coveted Ryder Cup.
He is the reigning #1 golfer at present so it’s fair to say that it’s pretty natural that the golf veterans will be miffed with the 25-year-old golf star’s loss to Lewis Hamilton at the prestigious BBC award circuit. (For fans looking to back him to come back fighting in his next tournament, you can find the best betting odds for golf at William Hill Canada.)
“BBCSPOTY has become a huge joke”, read a tweet from seriously offended Poulter. “It is a such a huge shame. Big congrats to Hamilton but then he had one single guy to beat throughout the year.”
Rory tweeted later- “Thanks to everybody who supported me through voting. Congratuloations to every candidate & specifically Lewis Hamilton- he is a thoroughly deserved & worthy winner.”
In tune with Poulter, Rory’s fans too expressed great disappointment regarding the SPOTY decision, over Twitter.
“Rory’s year was any day better in comparison to Hamilton”, tweeted Mark Allen.
“I love F1 & Lewis but then I love golf as well & I feel Rory must have been awarded this time. Once again the award went to higher-profile sports”, noted Beck Bailey.