Well that was easy.
Returning to the site of his first career PGA Tour win, Rory McIlroy was victorious once again at Quail Hollow, winning the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship by seven shots at 21-under. McIlroy’s 267 shattered the tournament record by five strokes.
“Everything is firing on all cylinders for me,” McIlroy said.
McIlroy also won the Match Play Championship two weeks ago in San Francisco and has 11 PGA Tour titles. He has six top-10 finishes in his past eight PGA Tour starts.
Unlike his win in 2010, McIlroy didn’t finish in a flurry by carding 3s on the last six holes. On Sunday, he played the last half-dozen holes in 1-under. Then again, he didn’t need to shoot lights-out with nobody chasing him. On Saturday, McIlroy shot a ridiculous round of 61 to separate from the field.
“He’s our best player right now, and I wish more than anything I could have shot a couple under on the front to make it more exciting,” Webb Simpson (-14) said. “Just didn’t have it today.”
McIlroy almost didn’t play at Quail Hollow this week but decided he needed to play more because he needed the FedEx Cup points after the Masters. The win moved him into third place in the standings.