Rory McIlroy romps to fourth victory at Quail Hollow with final-round 65

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy won two consecutive PGA Tour titles by performing exceptionally well in the back-nine of Wells Fargo Championship, ultimately overtaking Xander Schauffele.

The golfer who is ranked second in the world, and recently won the Zurich Classic with Shane Lowry, entered the final round of the competition one shot behind Schauffele. However, McIlroy came out on top with an impressive inward 32 and a score of six-under 65. Overall, he finished with a score of 17 under, securing his fourth win at Quail Hollow. This victory was the perfect preparation for the upcoming US PGA Championship, which will be held at Valhalla - the same venue where McIlroy previously won a major tournament in 2014.

During an interview with Sky Sports, McIlroy expressed his confidence heading into the upcoming tournament. He mentioned that he feels comfortable with his golf swing and is especially excited to play at a course where he has won in the past. Despite these positive feelings, McIlroy acknowledged the tough competition he will be facing and knows that he still has a lot of work to do leading up to the event. Overall, McIlroy is feeling optimistic and is looking forward to participating in one of the biggest golf tournaments of the year.

Schauffele came in second place, trailing behind by five points. He stumbled during the match with a score of 71. An Byeong-hun from South Korea finished third with a score of nine under after playing a stellar round and earning a score of 66.

In the beginning of the game, McIlroy was able to make a birdie with a great shot that landed within five feet of the hole. Unfortunately, he lost the advantage at the fourth hole due to a missed shot from a bunker near the green. Schauffele, who had been playing consistently, finally stumbled with a bogey on the sixth hole caused by a three-putt. Nevertheless, he recovered instantly by making an amazing shot on the next hole which landed 12 feet away from the hole, resulting in an eagle. Meanwhile, McIlroy's attempt to keep up with Schauffele faltered as he only managed to score a par on that same hole, due to a three-putt. This resulted in a two-shot lead for Schauffele over McIlroy.

McIlroy, who is from Northern Ireland, made a strong comeback by making birdies at the eighth and ninth holes. He then scored an eagle from 34 feet away at the 10th, putting him one stroke ahead of Schauffele. Schauffele only scored one under for the same three holes, giving McIlroy a two-stroke lead. McIlroy continued to put pressure on Schauffele with a birdie from 13 feet at the short next, while Schauffele struggled and missed saving par after hitting his tee shot into rough behind the green on the 13th hole. This mistake left McIlroy with a four-stroke lead.

McIlroy had a great shot from a bunker by the green which led to him getting another point at the 14th hole, where Schauffele couldn't make his putt from five feet away. This gave McIlroy an even bigger lead of five points. Then, at the 15th hole, McIlroy pulled off an amazing shot from a bunker by the green, scoring an eagle and securing his win. He then played steady par on the 16th and 17th holes, but unfortunately dropped two shots on the final hole after his shot landed in the water.

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