Wells Fargo Championship: Rory McIlroy buoyed by top-five end, proud of sport forward of PGA Championship

Wells Fargo Championship: Rory McIlroy buoyed by top-five finish, happy with game ahead of PGA Championship

McIlroy, a three-time winner of the occasion, completed fifth at TPC Potomac and 4 strokes behind winner Max Homa; England’s Matt Fitzpatrick claimed a share of second with Keegan Bradley and Cameron Younger

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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.

Rory McIlroy believes he’s heading into the PGA Championship along with his sport in fine condition after an encouraging end to his title defence on the Wells Fargo Championship.

McIlroy stuttered by to the weekend on the minimize mark at TPC Potomac, his first occasion since a runner-up end at The Masters final month, earlier than back-to-back 68s over the ultimate two days noticed him submit a top-five end.

The previous world No 1 briefly threatened a primary win of the yr as he combined 4 birdies with two bogeys through the ultimate day in Maryland, with McIlroy ending the week 4 strokes behind winner Max Homa.

Rory McIlroy secured a top-five finish at the Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy secured a top-five end on the Wells Fargo Championship

“It was a stable day, performed properly,” McIlroy mentioned. “Had my possibilities, performed the final eight holes in a single over, which everytime you give your self an opportunity and acquired inside three is clearly not the way in which you need to end.

“A few of these pin positions on the again 9 had been tough and hard to get near. Yeah, I imply, total it has been a superb weekend, a good week, one thing to construct on going into the PGA [Championship].

McIlroy will be chasing a fifth major victory later this month at Southern Hills

McIlroy shall be chasing a fifth main victory later this month at Southern Hills

“I am enjoying good, enjoying actually good. No complaints with the sport. Every thing feels fairly stable. As I mentioned, only a couple issues right here and there coming down the stretch, a pair missed putts, however actually other than that I really feel like the sport is in fine condition.”

Fitzpatrick: PGA Tour win will come

Homa secured a second victory of the season and fourth PGA Tour title after coming by a final-round tussle with Keegan Bradley to assert a two-stroke victory, with Bradley having to accept a share of second alongside Cameron Younger and England’s Matt Fitzpatrick.

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.

Fitzpatrick’s runner-up end is his fifth top-10 in 9 begins on the PGA Tour to date this yr, with the 27-year-old believing he has lacked luck in his seek for a maiden PGA Tour victory.

“I am delighted with the week,” Fitzpatrick advised Sky Sports activities. “I knew this golf course was going to go well with me earlier than I got here and it has accomplished precisely that. I actually loved it. It is a sensible golf course and completely happy to play properly.

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“On the finish of the day, to win out right here, I believe you have to play very stable for all 4 days, however you have to have a number of luck as properly. I take a look at a number of the rounds I’ve had this yr and I’ve simply acquired nothing, I actually have not acquired a lot in any respect.

“I believe if I hold doing what I am doing it [a PGA Tour win] will come. You take a look at a few events yesterday the place I simply did not get away with issues and possibly a couple of times at the moment as properly. It is there or thereabouts, however simply acquired to sharpen up and we’ll see.”

The PGA Championship takes place from Could 19-22 at Southern Hills Golf Membership in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with prolonged protection stay on Sky Sports activities. Watch stay on Thursday Could 19 from 1pm on Sky Sports activities Golf!

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