Golf wunderkid Rory McIlroy is a stunning £1.25m rcher after holing out in the Shanghai Masters.

After four rounds it was still neck and neck between the Northern Irishman and the AMerican Anthony Kim at 18 under par, which meant that they went into sudden death play-offs.

It took just one hole for McIlroy to take the title (and all that money!) – both players ended up in a bunker at the end of the first hole, but whilst Rory got down in 2 for par, Kim could only manage a bogey.

McIlroy was pleased with the win. “I’ve been close in two or three tournaments and had two thirds and two seconds and was finally able to get myself over the line today.”

“This was the third play-off of my career, and I was able to win this one, so at least my record in these events is getting better.

“I am just delighted to get another win.”