Rory McIlroy set for PGA Tour return at Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy has experienced a recent dip in form, but the Northern Irishman could bounce back at Quail Hollow Golf Club this week.

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Sun, 2 May 2021
Rory McIlroy set for PGA Tour return at Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy is set to return to action on the PGA Tour this week at the Wells Fargo Championship, which may help to rekindle his form.

McIlroy has won twice at Quail Hollow Golf Club and he became the tournament's youngest-ever winner in 2010 when he finished four shots ahead of Phil Mickelson.

The Northern Irishman shot an incredible final round score of 10-under-par to take victory and announce himself on the PGA Tour.

McIlroy won the tournament again in 2015, this time by seven strokes and he also became the first player to win the Wells Fargo Championship on multiple occasions.



The 31-year-old will be hoping he can use his experience from the North Carolina venue to rediscover his best golf, which seems to have alluded him in recent months.

His last appearance on the PGA Tour was at The Masters in April where he missed the cut. This was McIlroy's third missed cut in his last six events, which is not a record you would usually associate with the four-time major champion.

His recent form does not represent the golf he was playing in the early season. McIlroy finished in the top 10 at the US Open in 2020, The Masters in November and the Workday Championship at The Concession in February.

McIlroy is fiercely competitive and it is winning that he is most interested in. He has won 18 times on the PGA Tour, but the last of these came at the HSBC Champions in 2019.

McIlroy's dip in form is likely to be a temporary issue and the World No.13 could arguably have returned at no better event than the Wells Fargo Championship to get back in the winner's circle.