Paul McGinley receives honorary degree from QUB

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Paul McGinley with Highland Radio's Shaun Doherty

An honorary degree has been presented to golfer Paul McGinley at Queen’s University in Belfast.

The former Ryder Cup captain was given the award today in recognition of his distinction in sport.

McGinley said: “Queen's has a great sporting tradition and as one of the UK and Ireland's leading Universities they have always been at the forefront of sporting provision and opportunities.

“To receive this recognition from such a prestigious university is a considerable honour."

After three appearances in the Ryder Cup as a player, McGinley served twice as a vice-captain before leading Europe to victory last year.

His successful 2014 captaincy has been recognised as an inspired example of team leadership.