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Rory McIlroy ends victory drought with win in Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy Wells Fargo

McIlroy won by one shot.

Rory McIlroy won his first tournament on the USA PGA tour in 18 months on Sunday night. The Northern Irishman won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.

McIlroy finished on 10-under and hit a final round of three-under-par 68 to land his first tournament win since the WGC HSBC Champions in Shanghai in November 2019.

Rory McIlroy wins the Wells Fargo Championship.

McIlroy, 32, won the Wells Fargo Championship for the third time in his career and took home a cheque for $1,458,000.

The world number seven picked up a timely victory ahead of the second major of the year, the PGA Championship, which gets underway on May 20.

“It’s awesome. It’s never easy to win out here,” McIlroy said after winning the 19th US PGA tournament of his career.

Rory McIlroy ends drought.

“It [the last win] has felt like a long time,” he continued.

“The world is a completely different place. A pandemic, being a father now. This feels awesome. To break the drought and win here again is awesome.”

McIlroy also paid tribute to the spectators in attendance at the Wells Fargo Championship.

“I need this,” he said.

“I feed off the energy so much, maybe here more than anywhere else because this is the only place where I’ve won at three times.”

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