In The Winner’s Circle: McIlroy Takes the Arnold Palmer

Rory McIlroy Wins 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy posted a bogey-free 8-under par 64 on Sunday to capture the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Rory McIlroy Wins 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational

McIlroy finished his final day at Bay Hill with eight birdies, highlighted by five over his final six holes, including an exclamation point on the 18th.

The win was the 14th of McIlroy’s PGA Tour career, and first since the 2016 Tour Championship at East Lake.

Nationality: Northern Ireland
Resides: Holywood, NI; Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Birthdate: May 4, 1989 (age 28)
Native: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland
College: Did Not Attend


FINAL SCORES

1 Rory McIlroy -18 (69-70-67-64)
2 Bryson DeChambeau -16 (67-66-72-67)
3 Justin Rose -14 (69-71-67-67)
4 Henrik Stenson -13 (64-69-71-71)
5 Tiger Woods -10 (68-72-69-69)
5 Ryan Moore -10 (71-67-69-71)


THE FOUR ROUNDS

Round 1: T13 -3 (-3, 69)
Round 2: T11 -5 (-2, 70)
Round 3: 3 -10 (-5, 67)
Round 4: 1 -18 (-8, 64)


McILROY’S STATS

Driving Distance: 316.7 yards
Driving Accuracy: 64.3%
Greens in Regulation: 63.9%
Putts Per GIR: 1.609
Scores: 1 Eagle, 22 Birdies, 44 Pars, 4 Bogeys, 1 Double


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 14
2010 Quail Hollow Championship
2011 U.S. Open
2012 The Honda Classic
2012 PGA Championship
2012 Deutsche Bank Championship
2012 BMW Championship
2014 The Open Championship
2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2014 PGA Championship (2)
2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play
2015 Wells Fargo Championship (2)
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship (2)
2016 Tour Championship
2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational

European Tour: 7 (*13)
2009 Dubai Desert Classic
2011 UBS Hong Kong Open
2012 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
2014 BMW PGA Championship
2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic (2)
2015 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (2)
2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
* Majors and WGCs also count as European Tour victories.


RORY’S FINAL ROUND SCORECARD

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RORY’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS


MONEY

With his win, McIlroy earned $1,602,000 and 500 points to move to No. 24 in the FedExCup standings.


WORLD RANKING

McIlroy received 58 OWGR points, and will move from No. 13 to No. 7 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.


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