McIlroy on 'boring' Wells Fargo win - Gossip

Rory 'firing on all cylinders', Tiger's first US design

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Mon, 18 May 2015
McIlroy on 'boring' Wells Fargo win - Gossip

Rory nonchalant about latest win

Rory McIlroy thought his seven stroke win at the Wells Fargo Championship was “boring” compared to his last victory at the event in 2010.

The Northern Irishman set a new tournament record score of 267 to finish on 21-under-par at Quail Hollow, North Carolina.

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"Sort of boring in terms of there wasn't as much excitement on the back-9,” the world number one said when asked how his latest triumph compared to five years ago.

“I finished with six threes the last time I won here. Would have been nice to finish with six threes again but I didn't quite need to." 

It was the 26-year-old’s 11th PGA Tour victory, and came after he shot a career low score of 61 in his third round.

"Everything is firing on all cylinders for me," said McIlroy. "I'm a more controlled player these days. I've learned how to finish things off."

McIlroy's previous win at the Wells Fargo Championship was his first triumph on the PGA Tour, and he is now the event's first multiple winner. 

Morrison wins Spanish Open

England’s James Morrison won the Spanish Open by four strokes to clinch his second European Tour event.

Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez was runner-up four strokes adrift, as was England’s David Howell.

David Howell interview

"I stuck to my process all day long and executed," said Morrison. "In years past, when I haven't done it, it's been a case of too much looking at leaderboards and outside influences."

Morrison’s previous victory was at the Madeira Islands Open in 2010. 

Mickelson bamboozled by finishing hole

Phil Mickelson admitted the 18th at Quail Hollow “has his number” after he carded a triple bogey and a double bogey on the Wells Fargo Championship's closing hole.

The 18th is a 492-yard par four with water waiting on the left-hand side of the fairway, while sand sits on the right. It's the last test in a stretch known as the "Green Mile".

Phil Mickelson: swing sequence

“If I take it to the left I have to hit driver to carry the water, and then if I don’t go in the water, if I pull it like I did today I go in the bunker up against the lip. I don’t know how to play it,” he said.

Lefty has six top-10 finishes in the event, and had to settle for a tie for third last week after posting his lowest four-round total in 12 trips to Quail Hollow.

Tiger Woods released pictures of his first US designed golf course – the Bluejack National in Texas.

The course is expected to open in the autumn.

St Andrews's first female winner

Lady Angela Bonallack has become the first woman to win a club tournament at St Andrews.

Women were allowed to become members of the famous club for the first time in February this year, with the Princess Royal among some of the first to join.

St Andrews to drap male-only ethos

Bonallack, a member of six Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup teams, recorded a net 71 to win the club’s Monthly Medal on the New Course.

Earlier in the week, she became the first woman to play in a match as a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

St Andrews hosts the Open Championship this year.

Jimenez wins beer for hole-in-one

Miguel Angel Jimenez won 288 bottles of beer after sinking an ace on the par-three eighth at the Spanish Open.

Jimenez: on life, love and golf

With the hole-in-one the Spaniard also equalled Colin Montgomerie’s record for the most ace’s on the European Tour, with nine apiece.