– McIlroy delivers a come-from-behind win.
AKRON, Ohio, 4 August 2014 —-– Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy is back on the top as the number one player in the world after clinching his eighth PGA Tour career victory at the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational at the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. His tour title brings to four the number of wins on the PGA Tour this year – including a major championship.
Just one week before the final major championship of the season and fresh off of his Open Championship victory, McIlroy put on a thunderous display, averaging 335 yards off the tee – 35 more yards than the field’s average and ranking first in the field.
“What I’m really proud of this week is following up The Open with a performance like this,” said McIlroy. “I said straight after, I didn’t want any let down and to keep going, keep performing well until the end of the season. I’m pretty satisfied.”
Equally as impressive was his precise iron play. Ranking third in the field, he averaged 79% in greens in regulation – 20% better than his competition. In putting, McIlroy finished in the top five in strokes gained.
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