Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and member of Dubai Holding, has congratulated its global brand ambassador, golfer Rory McIlroy, on his victory in The Honda Classic at the PGA National Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA. This victory has secured McIlroy the number 1 position in the Official World Golf Ranking for the very first time.
Rory McIlroy moved to the top of the world rankings after winning the Honda Classic in Florida. In capturing his second PGA Tour title, the 22 year-old showed great resolve, dropping only one shot in a final round of 69 for a 12-under-par total. This kept him two shots clear of the chasing field including a superb final day charge from Tiger Woods who shot 62 to share second place.
Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group, Gerald Lawless said: "This is an amazing achievement for Rory, which we have always believed was coming - it was just a matter of time. As principal sponsor, we congratulate Rory on his new number 1 world ranking. He is truly an inspiration to us and golf enthusiasts around the world, and we are immensely proud of him as our global brand ambassador."
Jumeirah Group has sponsored Rory McIlroy from the very first year he turned professional in 2007. Spotting his prodigious talent early on, Jumeirah invested in the young golfer's career and has followed it with great passion ever since.
At the end of his 2011 season Rory took one final practice shot on top of Burj Al Arab, the World's most luxurious hotel and just one of Jumeirah's Dubai hotels; his recent victory confirms his position on top of the world.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts, including five star hotels in Dubai. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact:
Director of Corporate Communications
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137
United Arab Emirates
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