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McIlroy wins ‘The CJ Cup comeback’… Achieving 20 PGA victories: Sports Dong-A

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Rory McIlroy. Photo = Getty Images Korea

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Rory McIlroy (32, Northern Ireland) climbed to the top of The CJ Cup and won his 20th career on the PGA Tour.

McIlroy won 1 Eagle, 5 Birdies, and 1 Bogey in the final round of The CJ Cup ($9.75 million total prize money) held at The Summit Club (par 72, 7431 yards) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 18th (Korean time). He hit 6-under 66 with a dog.

With this, McIlroy recorded a total of 25-under 263 in the final four rounds, beating Colin Morikawa by one stroke to lift the CJ Cup championship.

McIlroy’s first PGA Tour win in five months since the Wells Paco Championship in May. It was also his 20th career win, placing him in a tie for 35th on the PGA Tour.

Previously, McIlroy was two shots behind the lead until the third round, but on that day, he caught birdies on the 2nd hole (par 3) and the 3rd hole (par 5) and started his steps towards the championship.

Afterwards, McIlroy continued his upward trend with birdies on the 6th hole (par 5) and 8th hole (par 4), and even successfully putt the eagle on the 14th hole (par 5).

With the success of this eagle, McIlroy played a comfortable game by widening the gap with second place by three strokes, and was able to make a stable choice until the end.

Among Korean players, Im Seong-jae (23, CJ Korea Express) was ranked the highest. Seongjae Lim finished the tournament in a tie for ninth with a final total of 20 under par 268.
Donga.com Correspondent Jo Seong-woon [email protected] See more articles by reporter

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