McIlroy dominates Wells Fargo

Rory McIlroy eased to his eleventh PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday.

The world number one closed with a three under 69 at the Quail Hollow Club, leading Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers by seven shots.

McIlroy, who started the day with a four stroke lead over Simpson, gave the American a sniff when he bogeyed the second hole and Simpson rolled in a birdie for a two shot swing.

However, Simpson’s bogey on the third and double bogey on the sixth effectively ended his chances of catching the four time Major winner.

Meanwhile, the Northern Irishman would stay ahead of the pack by carding five birdies before a final inconsequential bogey on the 17th.

The round would secure McIlroy a tournament record score of 21 under, aided by his incredible 61 on Saturday.

“Everything is firing on all cylinders for me,” quipped the 26-year-old on ESPN

“It was a more controlled run. I feel like I’m a more controlled player these days. I’ve learned how to finish things off.

“I had a goal to go out there and birdie the par fives and the two drivable par fours, and I knew if I made six birdies, there was pretty much no chance that anybody could catch me. With my length and the way I’m driving it, it’s a big advantage around here…and it showed this week.”

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson would card a four under 68 to finish on 12 under overall, tied for fourth with Robert Streb and Gary Woodland.