Wells Fargo Championship R4

Rory McIlroy wins 19th title

Wells Fargo 2021 R4
May 06-09
Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
$8,100,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Rory McIlroy shot a final round 68 to win his first title in 18 months in the Wells Fargo Championship in spite of his neck locking up during practice.


Wells Fargo 2021 R4

McIlroy held a two-shot lead when his drive at the 18th found a patch of deep grass near the water and his caddie Harry Diamond convinced him to take a penalty drop and he two-putted from 45 feet to close with a bogey for a one-shot win and his third Wells Fargo title.

“It’s tough to get over the line, especially if you haven’t done it in a while,” said McIlroy. “It’s such a funny week, knowing my game was pretty good and then having my neck lock up on the range and sitting here Sunday night with the trophy.”

“Just glad I got through it.”


Wells Fargo 2021 R4

McIlroy, who had not won since the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and had not made the cut in two months, was delighted to win his nineteenth PGA Tour title in Quail Hollow, where he also won his first in 2010.

“This is one of my favorite places in the world,” said McIlroy. “To break the drought and win here, it’s awesome.”


Wells Fargo 2021 R4

Abraham Ancer birdied the 15th, 16th and 17th and briefly tied for the lead then narrowly missed a birdie putt on the final hole to close with a 66 and finished second for the fourth time in his career on Tour.

54-hole leader Keith Mitchell began his final round with a two shot lead and started well with a birdie on the first hole. He struggled with his short game however and made back-to-back bogeys at the 5th and 6th, made one more birdies at the 13th and bogeyed the 17th to close with a 72 and a tie for third place alongside Viktor Hovland (67).


Wells Fargo 2021 R4

Bryson DeChambeau made made five birdies and two bogeys to close with a 68 and a tie for 9th at 4-under and retakes the lead in the FedEx Cup.

“Yeah, I wanted to make it worth it,” he said. “I didn’t want to come out here and finish 60-whatever, close to last. Even at that, it’s still FedExCup points, it’s still world ranking points. I was pleased to have come back and finished – hopefully I can get inside the top-10 and be there and keep moving up the world rankings. The goal is obviously to be No. 1 and I want to be at the Olympics, so we’ll keep moving forward in the right direction.”

Wells Fargo 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Rory McIlroy
-10
72
66
68
68
274
2
Abraham Ancer
-9
69
70
70
66
275
T3
Viktor Hovland
-8
69
72
68
67
276
T3
Keith Mitchell
-8
67
71
66
72
276
5
Gary Woodland
-7
67
69
70
71
277
T6
Luke List
-5
67
72
68
72
279
T6
Patrick Reed
-5
71
69
69
70
279
T6
Matt Wallace
-5
69
67
73
70
279
T9
Bryson DeChambeau
-4
70
74
68
68
280
T9
Aaron Wise
-4
72
71
68
69
280
T11
Satoshi Kodaira
-3
68
72
68
73
281
T11
Ben Martin
-3
69
71
72
69
281
T11
Scott Piercy
-3
70
68
73
70
281
T14
Tommy Fleetwood
-2
67
75
70
70
282
T14
Emiliano Grillo
-2
74
66
72
70
282
T14
Xander Schauffele
-2
72
71
68
71
282
T14
Charl Schwartzel
-2
71
71
70
70
282
T18
Keegan Bradley
-1
66
75
71
71
283
T18
Joel Dahmen
-1
68
72
71
72
283
T18
Brian Harman
-1
68
72
73
70
283
T18
Russell Knox
-1
70
71
70
72
283
T18
Joaquin Niemann
-1
71
71
70
71
283
T18
Cheng Tsung Pan
-1
74
69
72
68
283
T18
J.J. Spaun
-1
69
75
69
70
283
T18
Bubba Watson
-1
70
69
71
73
283
T26
Cameron Davis
E
70
71
69
74
284
T26
Talor Gooch
E
70
71
71
72
284
T26
Lanto Griffin
E
75
68
69
72
284
T26
Brandon Hagy
E
73
69
70
72
284
T26
Pat Perez
E
69
72
72
71
284
T26
J.T. Poston
E
72
70
71
71
284
T26
Kyle Stanley
E
67
74
68
75
284
T26
Kevin Streelman
E
69
72
71
72
284
T26
Nick Taylor
E
74
67
74
69
284
T26
Justin Thomas
E
69
73
71
71
284
T26
Vincent Whaley
E
72
68
71
73
284
T37
Stewart Cink
+1
71
69
75
70
285
T37
Matt Jones
+1
69
71
73
72
285
T37
Sean O’Hair
+1
70
73
72
70
285
T37
Patrick Rodgers
+1
68
68
79
70
285
T37
Brian Stuard
+1
68
73
76
68
285
T37
Richy Werenski
+1
70
73
67
75
285
T43
Wyndham Clark
+2
71
72
73
70
286
T43
Corey Conners
+2
69
72
73
72
286
T43
Jason Dufner
+2
71
71
67
77
286
T43
Harris English
+2
72
69
71
74
286
T43
Peter Malnati
+2
67
74
72
73
286
T43
Andrew Putnam
+2
70
72
74
70
286
T43
Scott Stallings
+2
69
69
70
78
286
T43
Jhonattan Vegas
+2
70
71
73
72
286
T51
Kramer Hickok
+3
68
69
76
74
287
T51
Zach Johnson
+3
69
75
72
71
287
T51
Hank Lebioda
+3
72
71
77
67
287
T54
Hunter Mahan
+4
68
75
69
76
288
T54
Ryan Moore
+4
69
72
73
74
288
T54
Seamus Power
+4
71
72
75
70
288
T54
Sepp Straka
+4
69
74
70
75
288
T58
Michael Gligic
+5
77
67
73
72
289
T58
Patton Kizzire
+5
69
72
71
77
289
T58
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
+5
66
77
70
76
289
T58
Matthew NeSmith
+5
75
68
74
72
289
T58
Roger Sloan
+5
76
64
72
77
289
T58
Johnson Wagner
+5
73
68
72
76
289
T58
Tim Wilkinson
+5
74
68
78
69
289
T65
Jonas Blixt
+6
71
73
70
76
290
T65
Shane Lowry
+6
71
73
75
71
290
T65
Carlos Ortiz
+6
70
68
73
79
290
T65
Bo Van Pelt
+6
72
72
73
73
290
69
Phil Mickelson
+7
64
75
76
76
291
T70
K.J. Choi
+8
70
74
73
75
292
T70
Brendan Steele
+8
72
72
70
78
292
T72
Russell Henley
+9
74
70
74
75
293
T72
Ted Potter, Jr.
+9
71
71
76
75
293
T72
Kevin Tway
+9
73
71
76
73
293
T72
Jimmy Walker
+9
72
72
76
73
293
76
D.J. Trahan
+12
74
70
77
75
296
77
Beau Hossler
+14
73
71
75
79
298
CUT
Byeong Hun An
+3
76
69
145
CUT
Ryan Armour
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Akshay Bhatia
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
+3
70
75
145
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Jason Day
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Luke Donald
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Lucas Glover
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Harry Higgs
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Nate Lashley
+3
69
76
145
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
+3
70
75
145
CUT
Troy Merritt
+3
70
75
145
CUT
Robert Streb
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Cameron Tringale
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Harold Varner III
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Tony Finau
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Brice Garnett
+4
76
70
146
CUT
Adam Hadwin
+4
74
72
146
CUT
James Hahn
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Bo Hoag
+4
71
75
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
+4
70
76
146
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Tom Lewis
+4
75
71
146
CUT
Maverick McNealy
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Francesco Molinari
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Ian Poulter
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Jon Rahm
+4
76
70
146
CUT
Doc Redman
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Adam Schenk
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Chase Seiffert
+4
71
75
146
CUT
Michael Thompson
+4
72
74
146
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
+4
74
72
146
CUT
Will Zalatoris
+4
71
75
146
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Scott Brown
+5
71
76
147
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
+5
74
73
147
CUT
Rickie Fowler
+5
70
77
147
CUT
William Gordon
+5
74
73
147
CUT
John Huh
+5
74
73
147
CUT
Robby Shelton
+5
74
73
147
CUT
Martin Trainer
+5
74
73
147
CUT
Rafael Campos
+6
69
79
148
CUT
Bill Haas
+6
76
72
148
CUT
Lucas Herbert
+6
76
72
148
CUT
Cameron Percy
+6
72
76
148
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
+7
79
70
149
CUT
Chesson Hadley
+7
72
77
149
CUT
David Hearn
+7
71
78
149
CUT
Tyler McCumber
+7
74
75
149
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
+7
72
77
149
CUT
Ryan Brehm
+8
76
74
150
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
+8
74
76
150
CUT
Patrick Cover
+8
75
75
150
CUT
Mark Hubbard
+8
70
80
150
CUT
Sungjae Im
+8
68
82
150
CUT
Grayson Murray
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
+8
73
77
150
CUT
Chez Reavie
+8
71
79
150
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
+8
72
78
150
CUT
Austin Cook
+9
78
73
151
CUT
J.B. Holmes
+9
78
73
151
CUT
Scott Harrington
+10
75
77
152
CUT
Kelly Kraft
+10
73
79
152
CUT
Denny McCarthy
+10
77
75
152
CUT
Sam Ryder
+10
74
78
152
CUT
Max Homa
+11
77
76
153
CUT
Keenan Huskey
+11
77
76
153
CUT
Adam Long
+11
77
76
153
CUT
D.A. Points
+11
77
76
153
CUT
Tyler Duncan
+12
72
82
154
CUT
Sung Kang
+12
75
79
154
CUT
Michael Kim
+12
73
81
154
CUT
Justin Suh
+13
71
84
155
CUT
Henrik Norlander
+14
80
76
156
CUT
Cory Schneider
+19
81
80
161
WD
Danny Lee
E
WD
Seung-Yul Noh
E
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