Rory McIlroy: Northern Irishman shoots 66 to win twentieth PGA Tour title at CJ Cup

McIlroy carded 5 birdies, an eagle and one bogey to beat Collin Morikawa
-25 R McIlroy (NI); -24 C Morikawa (US); -22 Okay Mitchell (US), R Fowler (US); -21 T Gooch (US), S Burns (US), A Sensible (US), A Scott (Aus)
Chosen others: -18 J Thomas (US), J Spieth (US), I Poulter (Eng), T Hatton (Eng); -17 S Garcia (Spa), P Casey (Eng)
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Rory McIlroy bounced again from Ryder Cup disappointment as he carded a final-round six-under-par 66 to win the CJ Cup and his twentieth PGA Tour title.

The 32-year-old trailed by 9 photographs after 36 holes however hit an excellent 62 on Saturday to storm into competition.

The Northern Irishman started Sunday’s spherical two behind chief Rickie Fowler, however made 5 birdies and an eagle to assert his second win of 2021.

Open champion Collin Morikawa shot a bogey-free 62 to complete second.

Regardless of profitable the Wells Fargo Championship in Could, McIlroy has struggled for many of 2021, which included shedding his opening three matches on the Ryder Cup as Europe went right down to a report 19-9 defeat.

However enjoying for the primary time since Europe’s crushing defeat by the US at Whistling Straits, McIlroy issued an exhilarating reminder of the immense expertise that has helped elevate him to 4 main titles.

“It was large, it actually was,” McIlroy instructed the Golf Channel when requested if his poor Ryder Cup efficiency fuelled his motivation to win once more.

“There was a number of reflection [in] the couple of weeks [since then]. That is what I must do. I must play golf, simplify it and simply be me.

“I believe for the previous couple of months I used to be making an attempt to be another person to attempt to get higher however realised that being me is sufficient and being me, I can do issues like this.”

The previous world primary shot a three-under 33 on his entrance 9 to remain within the hunt, however after a birdie on the par-four twelfth, he sunk a 34-foot putt from off the entrance of the inexperienced to eagle the par-five 14th and transfer three clear.

And with Fowler struggling to duplicate his 63 on Saturday throughout his 71, Morikawa emerged as McIlroy’s closest challenger.

The 2-time main winner picked up birdies on eight of his first 11 holes and closed with an eagle to maneuver to inside one after his lowest-ever PGA Tour spherical.

Nevertheless, McIlroy parred his final 4 holes to safe a one-shot win on the Summit Membership in Las Vegas.

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