Wells Fargo Championship: Max Homa pips Keegan Bradley to victory as Rory McIlroy takes fifth

Wells Fargo Championship: Max Homa pips Keegan Bradley to victory as Rory McIlroy takes fifth

Matt Fitzpatrick completed tied-second with Bradley and Cameron Younger, with defending champion Rory McIlroy in fifth spot; Homa’s victory follows his success on the Fortinet Championship earlier within the season

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A glance again at the perfect of the motion from the ultimate spherical of the Wells Fargo Championship at TPC Potomac, the place Max Homa impressed.

A glance again at the perfect of the motion from the ultimate spherical of the Wells Fargo Championship at TPC Potomac, the place Max Homa impressed.

Max Homa registered a second PGA Tour title of the season after holding off in a single day chief Keegan Bradley to win the Wells Fargo Championship.

Homa overturned a two-stroke deficit throughout an eventful last spherical at TPC Potomac, with a two-under 68 sufficient to finish the week on eight beneath and two away from the chasing pack.

Bradley struggled to a final-round 72 to drop again to 6 beneath alongside Cameron Younger and England’s Matt Fitzpatrick, whereas Rory McIlroy signed off his title defence with a two-under 68 to finish the week in fifth place.

Matt Fitzpatrick discusses his lack of luck in pursuit of a breakthrough PGA Tour title and reflects on an impressive performance at the Wells Fargo Championship.

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Matt Fitzpatrick discusses his lack of luck in pursuit of a breakthrough PGA Tour title and displays on a powerful efficiency on the Wells Fargo Championship.

Matt Fitzpatrick discusses his lack of luck in pursuit of a breakthrough PGA Tour title and displays on a powerful efficiency on the Wells Fargo Championship.

“Keegan is a extremely good golfer, he hits it so effectively and holed some actually good putts,” Homa stated. “I used to be simply attempting to play my recreation and see what occurred. He made an unbelievable birdie on 16 whereas I used to be attempting to not make double, so I simply knew he wasn’t actually going to go away.”

Homa began the ultimate spherical two strokes off the tempo however made the dream begin by rolling in an eight-foot birdie on the first, earlier than discovering himself prime of the leaderboard when Bradley double-bogeyed the par-five second.

Bradley fell additional behind with a bogey on the fourth and holed from 20 toes to match Homa’s birdie on the subsequent, whereas a two-shot swing on the seventh noticed Bradley convert a 15-foot birdie as Homa dropped a shot.

The previous PGA champion made a close-range birdie on the eighth to edge again forward however shortly trailed once more when Homa posted back-to-back good points across the flip, with the benefit elevated to 3 when Bradley discovered the penalty space on his technique to a double-bogey on the eleventh.

Bradley narrowly missed out on a first victory since the 2018 BMW Championship

Bradley narrowly missed out on a primary victory because the 2018 BMW Championship

Homa did not rise up and down from a greenside bunker to save lots of par on the thirteenth and noticed himself again only one forward when Bradley made a two-putt birdie on the driveable par-four 14th, solely to leap again three forward with a 12-foot birdie on the subsequent.

Bradley bounced again from bogeying the fifteenth to transform from 9 toes on the subsequent, which decreased the deficit to 1 when Homa dropped a shot after a wayward method, solely to bogey the final and permit Homa to shut out a two-shot victory with a two-putt par.

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Fitzpatrick drained a 40-footer on the twelfth and picked up a shot on the final on his technique to a three-under 67, his lowest spherical of the week, whereas three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the again 9 helped Younger to a final-round 66 and a share of second place.

McIlroy signed off his title defence with back-to-back 68s over the weekend, having struggled to make the midway minimize, mixing 4 birdies with two bogeys on the ultimate day to submit a 3rd top-five end of the 12 months.

McIlroy was looking to win the Wells Fargo Championship for a fourth time

McIlroy was seeking to win the Wells Fargo Championship for a fourth time

The Northern Irishman’s final-hole bogey dropped him again to 4 beneath, whereas James Hahn was nonetheless in competition till he adopted a bogey on the fifteenth by discovering water off the seventeenth tee on his technique to a double-bogey that dropped him again to 2 beneath.

The PGA Tour season heads to Texas subsequent week for the AT&T Byron Nelson, the place world No 1 Scottie Scheffler options and 7 of the world’s prime 15 are at present scheduled to tee it up.

Watch the AT&T Byron Nelson dwell on Thursday from 1pm through the pink button on Sky Sports activities Golf, forward of full protection from 9pm. Protection can be on Sky Sports activities Most important Occasion from 10.40pm.

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