McIlroy: Hamilton the deserving Champ

Date published: November 19 2014

Rory McIlroy, yes Rory McIlroy the number one golfer in the world, is backing Lewis Hamilton for the 2014 title, saying “he’s the deserving Champion”…

Rory McIlroy, yes Rory McIlroy the number one golfer in the world, is backing Lewis Hamilton for the 2014 title, saying “he’s the deserving Champion”.

The Drivers’ Championship will be decided at this weekend’s season-finale Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but the permutations are not straightforward due to the double-points rule.

The regulation was brought in to ensure that the fight goes down to the wire, but McIlroy believes it would be unfair on Hamilton if he ends up empty handed as he has won 10 races compared to his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg’s five.

“I don’t think their season should be decided on one race with the double points,” McIlroy, who is competing in the DP World Tour Championship in Abu Dhabi this weekend, told Telegraph Sport.

“Lewis has won twice as many Grands Prix as Nico Rosberg, but there’s still a chance that Nico might win.

“It makes it exciting for the fans but I’m sure Lewis doesn’t think it’s that exciting. Hopefully, he does come out on top because he’s the deserving Champion”.