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Wells Fargo Championship: Rory McIlroy wins for first time since 2019

Wells Fargo Championship: Rory McIlroy wins for first time since 2019

-10 R McIlroy (NI), -9 A Ancer (Mex); -8 V Hovland (Nor), K Mitchell (US); -7 G Woodland (US); -5 L List (US), P Reed (US), M Wallace (Eng); -4 B DeChambeau (US), A Wise (US)
Selected others: -3 B Watson (US); -2 T Fleetwood (Eng), X Schauffele (US); -1 R Knox (Sco); Level J Thomas (US); +4 S Power (Ire); +6 S Lowry (Ire); +7 P Mickelson (US) Full leaderboard 

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy ended his winless run by clinching the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow for a third time - just six weeks after starting work with coach Pete Cowen.

The world number 15, whose last success came in November 2019, shot a closing 68 to win by one shot.

There was scare for McIlroy, 32, at the final hole when he took a one-shot penalty but made a decisive bogey.

"It's just awesome - it feels like a long time since the last win," he said. 

Abraham Ancer finished second with Victor Hovland and overnight leader Keith Mitchell in a tie for third on eight under.

The victory is perfect preparation for McIlroy's bid to win a third USPGA Championship later this month, with the Ryder Cup player aiming to secure a second success at Kiawah Island. 

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