Rory McIlroy records a record breaking win at the Wells Fargo Championship with a -21 under par total at Quail Hollow.
Rory had a quiet final round of -3 under par 69, to win the Wells Fargo Championship by a blistering, and record breaking seven shots, with his -21 under par total.
He told reporters that he needed to play more, and that was why he was at this tournament;
“I said, I need to play a little bit more. I feel like I’m playing well.”
“I feel like as the best player in the world, I want to go at it every week and, not so much prove it, but just show that.”
“The way I played yesterday really set me up to go out there today.”
“I was in control of the golf tournament and I just needed to shoot a solid round and that was going to get me over the line.”
“I’ve learned how to handle these positions and I’m finishing the job off the way I should, which is very pleasing.”
“In terms of there wasn’t as much excitement on the back nine. I finished with six 3s the last time I won here. Would have been nice to finish with six 3s again.”
“It does push me. I think you see guys that you knew well, guys that are your peers and they’re winning golf tournaments, big golf tournaments, that you want to win.”
Tied in a distant second place were Quail Hollow member Webb Simpson and playing on a sponsor exempion Patrick Rodgers, who both carded tournament totals of -14 under par
Webb knew Rory was going to be tough to beat especially as he started with a four shot lead, and he made too many mistakes. Carding a last round of even par;
“It was a memorable week, nonetheless.”
“Through number six I made so many mistakes, probably more mistakes than I had all week.”
“That was kind of a killer to be couple over through six with Rory playing pretty solid.
“He was a tough guy to beat today.”
Patrick doesn’t have PGA TOUR status, but in this form he soon will have;
“Walking down the first fairway, with all those people out there, I get chills talking about it.”
“I tried to talk to him when he was playing well to keep him loose, but he handled it really well.”
“It was awesome. It was a lot of fun being out there, pushing Rory a little bit.”
“I tried to come into this week with a lot of confidence, I feel like my game can compete out here, and I’m going to really carry that with me for the next few events.”
Phil Mickelson finished tied in fourth spot at -12 under par, along with Gary Woodland and Robert Streb.
Phil had worked hard on his putting, and it paid off for him, he needed only 22 putts in his final round;
“I really worked hard on my short putts and putted those phenomenal.”
“I started to drive it better, but, more than that, get my iron shots close to the hole, work it into those pins. I made a lot of birdies this week. That’s important.”