McIlroy is number one after WGC win

Published Monday, 04 August 2014
Comments
Toggle font size
Print

Rory McIlroy has regained top spot in the world golf rankings after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

McIlroy is number one after WGC win
Rory McIlroy poses with the championship trophy. (© Getty)

Two weeks after holding off Sergio Garcia to win the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, the Northern Irishman came from three shots behind to overhaul his Ryder Cup team-mate to claim his first World Golf Championship and return to number one for the first time since March 2013.

McIlroy had gained a two shot lead within the space of five holes in the final round at Firestone Country Club on Sunday but Garcia battle back and the pair were tied going into the back nine.

While the Spaniard had played the same sequence of holes in just 27 shots in his second round, it was McIlroy who triumphed after carding a closing 66 to finish 15 under par and two strokes ahead.

It puts McIlroy on top of the world rankings ahead of this week's US PGA Championship at Valhalla.

The 25-year-old later tweeted: "Awesome to win my first WGC today at one of my favourite venues... Firestone CC! Thanks everyone for all the support, another big week ahead!"

© UTV News
Comments Comments
7 Comments
Laurence in New Mexico wrote (77 days ago):
Laurence in New Mexico Just another voice of Irish pride for you Rory, a gentleman as well as the number ONE golfer. I know you will do your best in the USPGA. The country and the golfing world are behind you.
rosie in ballyclare wrote (77 days ago):
So proud of being from ni with boys like you showing the world our good side u sure deserve to be NO 1
WALTER in EAST BELFAST wrote (79 days ago):
GREAT PLAY RORY. YOU ARE SHOWING THE WORLD WHAT A CLASS ACT YOU ARE. GREAT FOR N.IRELAND AS WELL.
William Bryson in Louisville Kentucky wrote (79 days ago):
Good Man Rory. Welcome to Kentucky show em yer stuff Good Luck
Geoff in Finaghy, Belfast wrote (79 days ago):
Well done Rory. What a great sportsman. What a great attitude.
POST A COMMENT:
Name:  
Email address*:    
Location:  
Validation:
House Rules:  
Your Comment:  
[All comments are moderated and will not appear immediately. Your name, location and comment will be displayed on this page if your post passes moderation.]
MOST POPULAR GALLERIES
Lynda Bellingham: 1948-2014
Mon 20 October 2014
Ryder Cup 2014 - Day One
Fri 26 September 2014
The X Factor: Judges
Fri 03 October 2014