McIlroy wins 1st PGA Tour Event in Style

By DOUG FERGUSON

AP Golf Writer

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Rory McIlroy has won his first PGA Tour

event in record style.

The 20-year-old from Northern Ireland rolled in a 40-foot birdie

putt on the final hole Sunday to set the course record with a

10-under 62 and win the Quail Hollow Championship.

McIlroy, who celebrates his 21st birthday on Tuesday, becomes

the youngest PGA Tour winner since Tiger Woods in 1996. And he is

the first player in four years to win after making the cut on the

number.

The finish was unforgettable. McIlroy played his final five

holes in 5 under, including a 5-iron to 3 feet for eagle on the

15th hole that gave him the lead for good. It was the second

victory of his young career, and his first in America.

 

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