McIlroy back on top

Rory McIlroy is once again the world’s number one ranked golfer following his victory in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Ulsterman has been in tremendous form of late and after recording a wire-to-wire victory at the Open Championship last month, he came back from three strokes behind to beat Sergio Garcia by two shots at the Firestone Country Club.

McIlroy’s victory, coupled with previous number one Adam Scott’s tie for eighth place at the same event, was enough for the three-time major winner to go back to the top of the rankings for the first time since March last year.

“What I am really proud of this week is following on from the Open with a performance like this,” McIlroy said.

“I said straight after I did not want any let down, I wanted to keep going and performing until the end of the season.

“It’s great to come to one of my favourite tournaments of the year and to perform like this I am pretty satisfied.”

Although it was a memorable day for McIlroy, it was a disappointing one for Garcia, who let slip a final round lead for the 13th time in his career.