Photos: Rory McIlroy, The PLAYERS Champion

Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlory in the Champions locker room after the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Chris Condon/Getty Images via PGA TOUR

Rory McIlroy arrived at the Stadium’s 18th hole clinging to a one-shot lead over Jim Furyk.

Needing a par to claim his first victory in over a year, most – including the NBC golf team, assumed Rory would play it safe off the tee to best avoid the water on the left. But McIlroy pulled out a driver and ripped away, hitting a perfect tee shot. He hit a laser beam of a second shot, and then two-putt for the win.

Here’s a look at Rory’s final hole and celebration in photos.


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Rory Plays 18

Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the 18th tee during the final round of The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy tees off on No. 18th during the final round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy talks with caddie Harry Diamond on the 18th hole during the final round of The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy plays his second shot on the 18th hole during the final round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy reacts as he walks to the 18th green during the final round of The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Rory Celebrates Victory

Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy and caddie Harry Diamond celebrate after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy and caddie Harry Diamond celebrate after winning The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy and caddie Harry Diamond walk off of the 18th green during the final round of The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The PLAYERS Trophy Presentation

Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy is interviewed by NBC’s Mike Tirico after winning The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy poses with the trophy after winning The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass Stadium on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy shows how the sole of his shoes matches the winner’s trophy after winning The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The PLAYERS Championship Press Conference

Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlroy during the press conference after winning the 2019 THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA TOUR

The PLAYERS Locker Room

Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlory in the Champions locker room after the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Chris Condon/Getty Images via PGA TOUR
Rory McIlroy Wins The PLAYERS Championship
Rory McIlory in the Champions locker room after the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Photo by Chris Condon/Getty Images via PGA TOUR

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