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McIlroy becomes 39th player in PGA Tour history to achieve 20 wins; The 32-year-old secured a 66th final round to complete a shot past Collin Morikawa and start his 2021-22 season on the PGA Tour with a victory.

Last update: 10/18/21 01:08 AM

Rory McIlroy made a winning start to his PGA Tour season in Las Vegas

Rory McIlroy won a historic 20th PGA Tour title by fending off Collin Morikawa and Rickie Fowler to claim a one-stroke victory at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

The four-time major champion mixed up an eagle and five birdies with a lone bogey en route to an under-six 66 at the Summit Club, seeing him end the week at 25 under and make a winning start to his 2021-22 PGA Tour. season.

Morikawa won the lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour and secured second place scoring under 62, with overnight leader Fowler tied three times alongside Keith Mitchell after a final round of 71.

Rory McIlroy Wins Historic 20th PGA Tour Title With Single Stroke Victory at CJ Cup in Las Vegas |  Golf news

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Collin Morikawa reflects on the announcement of the lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour to set the clubhouse’s goal at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

Collin Morikawa reflects on the announcement of the lowest round of his career on the PGA Tour to set the clubhouse’s goal at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas.

McIlroy started the second day late and went further when Fowler pulled his approach to the first to hit the range, only for the Northern Irishman to roll ten feet on the second and take a five-thirds shot. .

A two-stroke swing in the fourth saw McIlroy bogey a three-putt from 30 feet and Fowler post a second birdie of the day, before Fowler lost his advantage overnight when he had to take a penalty in the sixth. par-five and then three putts for a double bogey seven.

Rory McIlroy Wins Historic 20th PGA Tour Title With Single Stroke Victory at CJ Cup in Las Vegas |  Golf news

McIlroy was making his first competitive start since losing Europe at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

McIlroy drilled five feet on the same hole to reach a standoff at the top of the standings, with Morikawa also among those after running into the race birdieing seven of his first nine holes to reach the turn in 29.

An eight-foot birdie in the eighth lost McIlroy three points for his turn and Morikawa briefly raised hopes for a possible “59 lap” by making a hole at close range in the 11th, as Fowler made a 15-foot hole in the ninth but then put three shots from a similar distance to bogey the next par-four.

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McIlroy went ahead with a birdie in the 12th and temporarily made a three-point lead when he landed a 35-foot eagle from the 14th green, only for Morikawa to close the gap to one when he put end a series of pars making an eagle-hole final of its own.

The missed birdie opportunities at the 15th and 17th ensured McIlroy’s lead would remain a single stroke until the final par-five, where he opted to fold and hit a corner 15 feet before signing his victory with a by two putts.

Former world No.1 Adam Scott birdied his last two holes to join Sam Burns, Aaron Wise and Talor Gooch in tied fifth at 21 under, while Sungjae Im jumped into the top 10 after closing his final round 64 with five birdies in his last six holes.

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