RORING IT IN Inside Rory McIlroy’s SEVEN-FIGURE prize money for winning Wells Fargo Championship in dominant fashion

RORING IT IN Inside Rory McIlroy’s SEVEN-FIGURE prize money for winning Wells Fargo Championship in dominant fashion

Inside Rory McIlroy’s SEVEN-FIGURE prize money for winning Wells Fargo Championship in dominant fashion

It was also his second in a row since he and Shane Lowry swept to victory in the Zurich Classic in New Orleans last month.

A stunning back nine saw him supplant another big name in Xander Schauffele for the lead which he never looked like relinquishing.

He turned a two shot deficit into a four-shot lead to win in South Carolina after dropping some stunning putts.

By the 14th hole Schauffele was five strokes behind McIlroy as he struggled with the short stick.

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Inside Rory McIlroy’s SEVEN-FIGURE prize money for winning Wells Fargo Championship in dominant fashion

It tees him up beautifully for the USPGA Championship next week

Vincent Whelan

Published: 7:23, 13 May 2024

Updated: 7:45, 13 May 2024

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RORY McILROY will go home $3.6 million richer from the Wells Fargo Championship after winning the tournament for a fourth time.

That’s now 26 PGA Tour titles for the 35-year-old across his career.

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Next week is now looking like his best bet to end his decade-long major droughtCredit: Reuters

It was also his second in a row since he and Shane Lowry swept to victory in the Zurich Classic in New Orleans last month.

A stunning back nine saw him supplant another big name in Xander Schauffele for the lead which he never looked like relinquishing.

He turned a two shot deficit into a four-shot lead to win in South Carolina after dropping some stunning putts.

By the 14th hole Schauffele was five strokes behind McIlroy as he struggled with the short stick.

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A stunning 33ft eagle on 10 kicked the Down ace into top gear as his stats backed up his performance on the greens.

He was ranked the number one player with the putter during the final round.

McIlroy carded three birdies and one bogey to make the turn in 33 before he exploded into life as Schauffele folded.

The eagle on ten added to his momentum as he followed that up with birdies on 13 and 14.

He followed that up with an incredible hole-out from the bunker on 15 for ANOTHER eagle to surge seven shots clear with three to play.

Pars on 16 and 17 saw McIlroy afforded the luxury of finding the water on 18 as he finished with a double-bogey on the par 4 last.

But it was academic as McIlroy carded a final round of 65 to win on a tournament total of -17.

His Californian rival started the day one shot ahead of the world number two but faded badly as his two-year wait for an eight PGA Tour win continues.

It was Schauffele’s 20th top-ten in 24 months without adding to his seven career wins.

South Korea’s Ben An finished in third position back on nine under par.

The Wells Fargo Championship was the sixth Signature Event of the season from nine, and Wee-Mac pockets $3.6m from the $20m purse.

McIlroy’s win also bodes well as he aims to end his major drought next week at Valhalla.

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