McIlroy unstoppable in US PGA Series


There is an old truth in sports that says that level is temporary, but quality is permanent.

The Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy underlined this again on Sunday evening at Quail Hollow in North Carolina when he won the Wells Fargo golf tournament with prize money of $20 million (about R386 million) for the fourth time.

McIlroy, the second best player in the world ranking, teed off with a deficit of two shots in the final round, but early in the round swept the attack of Xander Schauffele out of his way.

McIlroy finished at 267 (-17) after hitting 65 in the fourth round.

It was his second straight win on the US PGA Tour after winning the Zurich Classic two weeks ago when he and Ireland’s Shane Lowry won the tag team tournament.

McIlroy finished the last 11 holes in six shots under par on Sunday night after missing on the last hole when he conceded two shots under par.

McIlroy’s victory will give his confidence a welcome boost for the upcoming American PGA tournament, which will be decided on the Valhalla golf course in Kentucky. Here he won his last Major tournament ten years ago.

Schauffele was second on Sunday night at 272 (-12) after recording 71 shots in the final round.

Beyong-Hun Am of South Korea was third (275, -9), with Australian Jason Day and Sung-Jae Am (South Korea) joint fourth at 278 (-6).

South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout (283, -1) was joint 16th.

* On the Dunes golf course in Myrtle Beach, Chris Gotterup won the Myrtle Beach Classic, which is also part of the American PGA Series, but was played along with the Wells Fargo tournament.

Gotterup finished on 262 shots (-22).

He was followed by Alistair Docherty (64) and Davis Thompson (68) who were joint second.

Ryan McCormick (64) was a stroke further back, with South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen (70) tied for fifth together with Beau Hossler (67), Kevin Yu (67), Ryan Fox (67) and Jorge Campillo (70). wash.

* In Clifton in New Jersey, the 20-year-old American Rose Chang brought an end to her compatriot Nelly Korda’s winning streak in the American LPGA series for women.

Zhang won the Cognizant Classic tournament by two shots when she knocked out Madelene Sagström of Sweden.

Zhang finished at 264 (-24) after completing the final round in 66 strokes.

Sagström was second on 266 (-22) with Gabriela Ruffels of Australia third on 279 (-9).

China’s Ruoing Yin and Xiyu Lin of China and Peyun Chien of Taiwan were joint fourth at 280 (-8).

Korda, who was looking for a record six consecutive victories, finished joint seventh after recording 73 shots in the fourth round.

She finished on 283 shots (-7).

* South Africa’s Casandra Alexander finished third in South Korea in the Aramco tournament which is part of the European series for women.

Hy-Joo Kim of South Korea was first on 206 (-10) followed by Charley Hull (England) on 209 (-7) with Alexander and Maria Uribe of Spain joint third on 211 (-5).

* South Africa’s Michael Hollick achieved his second victory in the Sunshine Series at Royal Harare in the Zimbabwe Open when he beat 48-year-old veteran Darren Fichardt.

Hollick finished the final round in 67 strokes. He finished with a one stroke lead over Fichardt.

Fichardt was second after scoring 68 shots in the final round.

Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent was third on 14 shots under par with his younger brother KIeran and Swede Fredrik From fourth.