• Broke his own tournament course record, shooting 61 on Saturday
• Also smashed the tournament scoring record by five shots
World No.1 Rory McIlroy continued his dominance on the PGA Tour with an emphatic second win in three weeks at the Wells Fargo Championship.
The 26-year-old smashed the tournament scoring record set by Anthony Kim in 2008 by five shots as he ended on 21-under par, seven shots clear of Patrick Rodgers and Webb Simpson.
McIlroy also broke his own tournament course record on Saturday after a blistering 11-under par 61, which he admitted afterwards was pivotal in settling himself down for a solid round of 69 yesterday.
“Obviously I’m delighted to get the win,” Rory McIlroy said. “You know, the way I played yesterday really set me up to go out there today. I was in control of the golf tournament and I just needed to shoot a solid round and that was going to get me over the line.”
The world No.1 also tweeted:
Quail Hollow was the scene of Rory McIlroy’s maiden PGA Tour win back in 2010, and after now moving up to No.3 in the FedExCup rankings from No.151 before the Masters, the Northern Irishman revealed that it was a last minute decision to fit the tournament in among his busy schedule, with the Wells Fargo his third of five successive events.
“It was never on my schedule,” Rory McIlroy admitted. “Where it fell, it was going to be very difficult to come and play and I felt like I could have given my best but then maybe the two tournaments after that back in Europe would have suffered a little bit because I might have been tired.
“The week after Augusta, I looked at the FedExCup rankings. I was outside the top 100 and knee I needed to play a little bit more and I was playing well. So it was always on my mind I was going to play after that. Mid-April, that's when I made the decision to come back here.
And in the tournaments ahead, McIlroy feels that his surge up the FedExCup rankings from his wins at Quail Hollow and the WGC-Cadillac Match Play has put him in perfect shape heading into the rest of the summer.
“It's always nice to see your name up around the top . It's just a great momentum builder and going into the thick of the season, still got three majors coming up."
“There’s still a lot of golf, a lot of things to play for and I don't feel like my game has ever been in better shape so I’m excited for the next few months.”
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