McIlroy wins and goes back to No. 1

McIlroy wins and goes back to No. 1

Credit: Getty Images

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates after his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

KMOV.com

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 3 at 5:52 PM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Rory McIlroy rallied from a three-shot deficit to win the Bridgestone Invitational and return to No. 1 in the world.

In his first start since a wire-to-wire win in the British Open, McIlroy picked up his first World Golf Championship title at Firestone. And just like Royal Liverpool, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland made it look easy.

Sergio Garcia had a three-shot lead going into the final round. McIlroy opened with three straight birdies to take a one-shot lead. He never trailed the rest of the way, taking the lead for good with an 8-foot birdie on the 11th hole.

Tiger Woods withdrew after eight holes with back pain from jumping hard into a bunker on the second hole. It was only his third event since returning from back surgery.

 

Print
Email
|