"If I had had a morning tee time on Thursday, I probably would have pulled out because I hurt my neck on Wednesday afternoon and couldn't make a backswing."Rory McIlroy was almost denied the chance to win the Wells Fargo Championship due to injury ... Rory McIlroy faced the media as a PGA Tour winner for the first time in 18 months and revealed he almost had to pull out of this week's Wells Fargo Championship due to injury.
Rory McIlroy admitted it “felt like a long time” between victories after claiming his first title since 2019 at the Wells Fargo Championship.The Northern Irishman survived a scare at the final hole, where his tee shot narrowly avoided a stream to the left of the fairway, to complete a closing 68 for a 10-under-par total and a one-stroke win.
RORY McILROY bounced back to his brilliant best as he ended a 553-day wait for a win with a one shot victory at the Wells Fargo Championship.McIlroy shot a superb final round 68 - despite providing some final hole drama by tugging his tee shot shot into a ditch - to clinch his third victory at Quail Hollow.
There’s something about Charlotte.When Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the 2010 Masters, he responded by winning what was then the Quail Hollow Championship.The next Friday night exit from Augusta National for the Northern Irishman, 11 years later, has been followed up by victory at the same venue.
Rory McIlroy shows the stomach for a fight as the Northern Irishman put himself in position for his first victory in 550 DAYS at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina
Rory McIlroy ended an 18-month victory drought in spectacular style on Sunday night with success in the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina.The 32-year-old survived a scare on the 18th with a final round 68 for a one-stroke victory that represented an emphatic response to his woes at recent tournaments, including the Masters last month, where he comfortably missed the cut.
Rory McIlroy is hoping to feed off the crowds and his comfort level at Quail Hollow and win his third Wells Fargo Championship and his first title for 18 months.The world No 15 carded a three-under 68 to go into today’s final round tied for second with Gary Woodland on seven-under par, just two strokes behind Kevin Mitchell.
"I didn't think I would miss it as much as I did when we came back.I felt I actually enjoyed the quietness, but I realised that it's hard for me to bring the best out in myself without the kind of atmosphere we had today" Rory McIlroy admitted he was relishing being in contention amid the "buzz" of spectators lining the fairways at Quail Hollow.
Rory McIlroy has revealed he's been trying to keep things simple with new coach Pete Cowen after playing his way into contention at the halfway stage of the Wells Fargo Championship.McIlroy had his best round in strokes gained tee to green since 2019, while he had a season-high 3.6 strokes gained with his approach play as he fired a five-under 66 at Quail Hollow to move to four under overall, into a tie for fifth and just two off leaders Matt Wallace, Gary Woodland and Patrick Rodgers going into the weekend.
Rory McIlroy makes cut at Wells Fargo Championship to play 'weekend golf' for first time in two months
The Northern Irishman finished his round four under, putting him squarely in contention for a third Quail Hollow crown “Yes, weekend golf!” So Rory McIlroy bellowed, arms aloft, as he left the recorder’s hut here at the Wells Fargo Championship and headed to speak to the media.
Rory McIlroy enjoyed a belated birthday present with a superb second round of 66 in the Wells Fargo Championship.McIlroy is seeking an eighth top-10 finish in 10 appearances at Quail Hollow, a venue which provided him a first PGA Tour title in 2010 and another in 2015 following a course-record 61 in round three.
Two-time Wells Fargo Championship winner Rory McIlroy moves into contention with a second-round 66 at Quail Hollow; World No 15 makes it through to the weekend for the first time since the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.Rory McIlroy said he feels better about the state of his game after making it through to a weekend for the first time in two months on the PGA Tour at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Rory McIlroy has re-iterated his opposition to a proposed Saudi-backed breakaway golf series, calling it a “money grab” and comparing it to football’s doomed European Super League.A host of leading golfers, including Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Bryson DeChambeau have reportedly been offered lucrative deals to join the Premier Golf League.
Rory McIlroy yesterday doubled down on his belief that the Saudi-backed Super Golf League is an ugly “money grab” and backed threats by the PGA Tour and the European Tour to potentially ban the rebels who sign up.First approached about a breakaway tour seven years ago, the four-time Major champion (32) insisted he wants no part of the new Saudi-backed scheme with reports suggesting players such as Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson had been offered as much as $30 million (€25m) to sign up.
Rory McIlroy has led a high-profile backlash against a breakaway golf tour that has shot back to prominence two weeks after the European Super League’s stunning collapse.McIlroy likened the scheme to a “money grab” while Amnesty International again castigated Saudi Arabia’s “sportswashing” attempts.
Former world number one could hardly have picked a better place than Quail Hollow as he bids to rediscover his “mojo”.McIlroy is seeking an eighth top-10 finish in 10 appearances in the Wells Fargo Championship, an event which provided his first PGA Tour title in 2010 and another in 2015 following a course-record 61 in round three.
From the start, Rory McIlroy has been staunchly against the idea of a Premier Golf League (PGL), and he slammed the proposal yet again yesterday, describing it as a “money grab”.The Saudi investment-backed proposal — which is not dissimilar in style to football’s failed European Super League — has been around for several years, and it reared its head again earlier this week when it was revealed that the likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Rose had all recently been offered $30m (£21.5m) to sign up for it.
Rory McIlroy condemns latest efforts of Premier Golf League: 'I don't see why anyone would be for it'
It has become a familiar (even predictable) cycle.The folks behind the Premier Golf League, a super league featuring teams of players among the 50 best in the world, float some information, everyone responds to that information, the PGA Tour denounces it and then Rory McIlroy gives his (well-considered) opinion, which nearly everyone agrees with and then we all move on.