Rory McIlroy has been named The Race to Dubai European Tour golfer of the month for May following his victory in the BMW PGA Championship.

McIlroy came from seven shots behind with a closing round of 66 to beat Shane Lowry by one shot at Wentworth, just days after announcing he had split from fiancee Caroline Wozniacki.

"Winning the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth was something very special," the 25-year-old said. "My first victory on European soil is a really important and welcome addition to my career titles to date.

"The European Tour has always been good to me and this win really cements the great relationship we enjoy.

"To have won the BMW PGA Championship, and with it the golfer of the month award, is the coming together of some really good, recent form. Hopefully the win will be the start of a big season's golf for me."