McIlroy Shatters Wells Fargo Record in Win

18 May 2015, Posted by , , , , , , 0

It wasn’t the 61 he shot on Saturday, but Rory McIlroy’s 3-under 69 was more than enough to win him the Wells Fargo Championship Sunday, as he broke the tournament record by a full five strokes, finishing 21-under.

Five years after winning his first PGA Tour title at Quail Hollow in 2010, McIlroy won his 11th on Sunday, shattering Anthony Kim’s record of 16-under set in 2008. He has finished in the Top 10 in six of his last eight PGA events.

Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers finished tied for second at 14-under. Twelve players in all finished at least 10 strokes under par.

Rodgers was the only one to push the No. 1 player in the world even a little, coming within three strokes when he chalked up six birdies and an eagle between No. 5 and No. 15.

Gary Woodland, Day 1 leader Robert Streb, and Phil Mickelson finished tied for fourth at 12-under.





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