McIlroy’s Final Round Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational – His First PGA Tour Title Since 2016
Rory McIlroy seals first PGA Tour title since 2016 with stunning final round to win Arnold Palmer Invitational
- Rory McIlroy wins on the PGA Tour for the first time since September 2016
- McIlroy hit a final round of 64 to overhaul the overnight leader Henrik Stenson
- His back nine included five birdies in six holes with a huge final putt on the 18th
- Tiger Woods caps another fine tournament with final round of 69 for tied fifth
Now that’s how you end a victory drought.
With Tiger Woods prowling and the hot breath of Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and the gutsy young American Bryson DeChambeau on his neck, Rory McIlroy ended his 18-month winless run at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a finish worthy of the legend whose name adorns the tournament.
The timing was perfect on every level. Picking up seven birdies in his last 13 holes, the 28-year-old not only pulled clear of a high-class leaderboard but did so just a fortnight before his tilt at the career Grand Slam at the Masters.
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