Rory McIlroy shot 3-under-par 68 to win his first PGA tournament in more than 18 months on Sunday, finishing at 10-under 274 in capturing the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. McIlroy finished one shot ahead of Abraham Ancer, who shot a 5-under 66.
"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 has ended his 553-day PGA Tour drought with victory in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in North Carolina.The Holywood, Co Down native kept his nerve on the final day to finally claim victory after an 18-month winless streak.McIlroy played brilliantly to finish with an 11-under round of 64 to claim the winner's prize of $1,458,000.
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After 554 days without a victory, Rory McIlroy returned to the winner's circle with his third triumph at the Wells Fargo Championship, a final-round 68 enough to hold off Abraham Ancer, Keith Mitchell and Gary Woodland Rory McIlroy overcame a final-hole scare to end his 554-day winless run with a one-shot victory at the Wells Fargo Championship.
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.
Keith Mitchell shot a five-under 66 to surge into the lead heading into the final round American Keith Mitchell shot a five-under 66 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Rory McIlroy and Gary Woodland heading into the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship.Mitchell picked up five birdies in a bogey-free third round to close out the day at nine under overall and draw within striking distance of his second career PGA Tour title.
"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.
Finally, Lauda appeared — and it was like Jesus coming back.It was unbelievable.Everybody stood up.There was absolutely no cheering — just applause.It was respect.I was stunned.It was as if everyone knew that it was an outstanding and historic moment.
Anthony Harwood: Phil Mickelson should be squirming in his seat over Rory McIlroy’s comments on breakaway Super Golf League
You’ve got to admire Rory McIlroy for the way he refuses to tiptoe round issues that are dividing the golf locker room.Take the way he rubbished the idea of a breakaway golf league this week while some of the world’s top players continue to sit in the fence.
most of us are naturally curious about the rich and famous - especially when they hail from this small corner of the world.Stars like Liam Neeson, Christine Lampard, Stephen Nolan, Adrian Dunbar, James Nesbitt and Rory McIlroy exercise our imagination, at least in part, because we wonder if they're really as well-off as they appear.
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.
May 7—CHARLOTTE — The first day of the Wells Fargo Championship saw an old face emerge atop the leaderboard.The second day saw another familiar golfer surge up it.Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who started the day at 1 over par, shot a 5-under 66 to finish 4-under for the tournament Friday.