Rory McIlroy wins the Players Championship

Rory McIlroy has won the Players Championship at Sawgrass at his 10th attempt as he shot a final round of -2 for a 70, winning by a single shot from 48-year-old former American Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk.

The Irish golfer suffered a double bogey early in his final round before regaining his composure on the back nine. Despite a bogey on the 14th, he recovered with a 15-foot birdie on the 15th and a two-putt birdie on the 16th to move back to the top of the leaderboard. He hadn’t lost his bottle and it like websites that help players find great bonus code betting once found its important to keep.

The Co. Down-native had a single shot lead as he stood on the tee at the treacherous par-three 17th hole, which he would safely negotiate, before eventually carding a two under par score of 70, for a 16 under par tournament score.

Runner-up Furyk had set the clubhouse target after a 67 which included two birdies in the last three holes, while Englishman Eddie Pepperell shared third place with Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas on 14 under after both players shot a final round score of 66.

McIlroy’s 15th PGA Tour title earned him 600 FedExCup points as well as a cheque for $2.25 million.

Tonight’s win maintains the Irish player’s excellent early season form: he was 2nd in the WGC in Mexico, tied for fourth in both the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the Genesis Open, was tied 5th at the Farmers Insurance Open, and tied 6th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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