Rory McIlroy Claims Historic 20th PGA Tour Title With One-Shot Win at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas | Golf news

McIlroy becomes 39th player in PGA Tour history to reach 20 victories; The 32-year-old loaded a 66 in the final round to finish a shot ahead of Collin Morikawa and start his 2021-22 PGA Tour season with a win.

Last Updated: 10/18/21 1:26 am

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The highlight of Rory McIlroy’s final round 66 at The CJ Cup, where the four-time Major champion claimed a one-shot victory and the 20th PGA Tour title.

The highlight of Rory McIlroy’s final round 66 at The CJ Cup, where the four-time Major champion claimed a one-shot victory and the 20th PGA Tour title.

Rory McIlroy secured a historic 20th PGA Tour title by holding off Collin Morikawa and Rickie Fowler to claim a one-shot victory at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

The four-time senior champion mixed an eagle and five birdies with a lone bogey on his way to a 66-under-six at The Summit Club, which saw him finish the week 25-under and begin with victory on his 2021 PGA Tour. 22. season.

Morikawa achieved the lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour and secured second place with a 62 out of ten under par, with overnight leader Fowler three behind the pace in the third tie alongside Keith Mitchell. after a final round of 71.

Collin Morikawa reflects on posting the lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour to set the clubhouse goal at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

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Collin Morikawa reflects on posting the lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour to set the clubhouse goal at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

Collin Morikawa reflects on posting the lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour to set the clubhouse goal at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

McIlroy started the final day two off the beat and went further back as Fowler fired his focus on the first to touch range, only for the Northern Irishman to roll from ten feet on the second and take a shot at par. five thirds.

A two-shot swing in the fourth saw McIlroy make a three-putt bogey from 30 feet and Fowler make a second birdie of the day, before Fowler lost his lead overnight when he had to shoot a penalty on the sixth par five and then made three putts for a double bogey seven.

Rory McIlroy ponders how to secure his 20th PGA Tour title with an impressive one-shot victory at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

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Rory McIlroy ponders how to secure his 20th PGA Tour title with an impressive one-shot victory at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

Rory McIlroy ponders how to secure his 20th PGA Tour title with an impressive one-shot victory at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

McIlroy holed from five feet into the same hole to join a jam at the top of the standings, with Morikawa also among those after competing in the contest by birdieting seven of his first nine holes to reach the curve at 29.

An eight-foot birdie in the eighth brought McIlroy to three under for his round and Morikawa briefly raised hopes of a possible ’59 round ‘by making a close hole in the 11th, when Fowler holed from 15 feet in the ninth but then he made three putts. from a similar distance to bogey the next par four.

McIlroy advanced with a birdie at 12 and temporarily cleared three times when he holed a 35-foot eagle from the 14th green, only for Morikawa to close the gap back to one when he finished a series of pairs by making a final. Hole of your own hole.

Rory McIlroy played alongside Rickie Fowler (right) and Abraham Ancer.

Rory McIlroy played alongside Rickie Fowler (right) and Abraham Ancer.

Missed birdie opportunities at the 15th and 17th ensured McIlroy’s lead stayed just one hit on the way to the final par five, where he chose to lay a layup and hit a 15-foot wedge before signing his victory with a pair of two putts.

McIlroy is now tied for 35th on the all-time win list on the PGA Tour and a future lifetime membership has been guaranteed, which will be activated once he has completed 15 years of Tour participation at the end of the season. 2022-23.

Former world number one Adam Scott birdied his final two holes to join Sam Burns, Aaron Wise and Talor Gooch in the fifth tied at 21 under par, while Sungjae Im jumped into the top 10 after closing his last. round of 64 with five birdies in his last. six holes.

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