Wells Fargo Championship: Rory McIlroy carried by the top five, satisfied with the game before the PGA Championship | Golf News


Three-time event winner McIlroy finished fifth at TPC Potomac and four strokes behind winner Max Homa; England’s Matt Fitzpatrick won a share of second place with Keegan Bradley and Cameron Young

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Matt Fitzpatrick talks about his bad luck chasing a breakthrough PGA Tour title and reflects on an impressive performance at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Matt Fitzpatrick talks about his bad luck chasing a breakthrough PGA Tour title and reflects on an impressive performance at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Rory McIlroy thinks he’s heading to the PGA Championship with his game in good shape after an encouraging end to his title defense at the Wells Fargo Championship.

McIlroy stuttered until the weekend at the cutoff mark at TPC Potomac, his first test since a runner-up finish at the Masters last month, before a straight 68 over the past two days saw him break into the top five first.

The former world No. 1 briefly threatened a first win of the year as he mixed four birdies with two bogeys on the final day in Maryland, with McIlroy ending the week four strokes behind winner Max Homa.

“It was a solid day, well played,” McIlroy said. “I had my chances, I played the last eight holes in one, which every time you give yourself a chance and you have less than three is obviously not the way you want to finish.

“Some of those pin positions on the back nine were tough and difficult to approach. Yeah, I mean overall it was a good weekend, a decent week, something to build on to get into the PGA [Championship].

McIlroy will chase a fifth major victory later this month in Southern Hills

McIlroy will chase a fifth major victory later this month in Southern Hills

“I’m playing well, I’m playing really well. No complaints about the game. Everything seems pretty solid. Like I said, just a few things here and there on the straight, a few missed putts, but really other than that, I feel like the game is in good shape.”

Fitzpatrick: PGA Tour victory will come

Homa picked up a second win of the season and a fourth PGA Tour title after coming through a final-round tussle with Keegan Bradley to claim a two-stroke win, with Bradley having to settle for a runners-up chunk alongside Cameron Young and Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick.

Matt Fitzpatrick talks about his bad luck chasing a breakthrough PGA Tour title and reflects on an impressive performance at the Wells Fargo Championship.

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Matt Fitzpatrick talks about his bad luck chasing a breakthrough PGA Tour title and reflects on an impressive performance at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Matt Fitzpatrick talks about his bad luck chasing a breakthrough PGA Tour title and reflects on an impressive performance at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Fitzpatrick’s second place finish is his fifth top 10 finish in nine PGA Tour starts so far this year, with the 27-year-old believing he was unlucky in his pursuit of a first PGA Tour win.

“I’m thrilled with the week,” Fitzpatrick said. sky sports. “I knew this golf course was going to be good for me before I came and it did just that. I really enjoyed it. It’s a brilliant golf course and happy to play well.

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“At the end of the day, to win here I think you have to play very solid all four days, but you also have to be very lucky. I look at some of the rounds I’ve had this year and I don’t nothing, I really don’t have much at all.

“I think if I keep doing what I’m doing [a PGA Tour win] will come. You look at a few times yesterday where I just couldn’t get through it and maybe once or twice today as well. It’s there or close to it, but it just needs to be refined and we’ll see.”

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