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Mcllroy wins CJ Cup to claim 20th PGA Tour title

McIlroy carded a final-round six-under-par 66 to finish 25 under, securing a one-shot victory in the CJ Cup and becoming the 39th player to win 20 PGA Tour titles.

It was the second title of 2021 for McIlroy, who the Wells Fargo Championship in May in what has been an otherwise disappointing year for the former world number one.

"To get to 20 wins here is a big achievement," he said in his greenside interview. "I didn't know if it was going to be this week, but I knew if I just kept my head down and kept playing well and kept doing the right things that eventually I'd get there.”

“To get a win, it's great, it feels really good. I played really well this week, highlighted by the 10-under yesterday [on Saturday], but to follow that up with a really solid round today [on Sunday],” he continued.

“I just played really solid golf, just kept giving myself birdie looks and thankfully made enough of them to get the job done."

The Northern Irishman trailed by nine shots after 36 holes but hit a superb 62 on Saturday to storm into contention. He began Sunday's round two behind leader Rickie Fowler but made five birdies and an eagle to claim his second win of 2021, with Open champion Collin Morikawa shooting a bogey-free 62 to finish second.

Sunday's finals round saw McIlroy shoot a three-under 33 on his front nine to stay in the hunt, but after a birdie at the par-four 12th, he sunk a 34-foot putt from off the front of the green to eagle the par-five 14th and move three clear.

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