Winner’s Circle: Rory McIlroy Claims Career Victory No. 20 at The CJ CUP

Rory McIlroy Wins The CJ Cup @ Summit 2021
Rory McIlroy poses with the trophy after winning THE CJ CUP at The Summit Club on Oct 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Alex Goodlett via Getty Images for CJ Cup)

Rory McIlroy shot a final-round 66 to claim a one-shot victory over Collin Morikawa at The CJ Cup 2021.

The 32-year old Northern Irishman finished his final day at The Summit Club with one bogey against five birdies and one eagle to reach 25-under par.

The win was McIlroy’s second of the 2021 calendar year and 20th of his PGA Tour career. He earned $1,755,000 while picking up 500 FedEx Cup points and 68 world-ranking points.


Pro-File

Rory McIlroy Wins The CJ Cup @ Summit 2021
Rory McIlroy looks on from the fourth hole during the final round of THE CJ CUP at The Summit Club on Oct 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Alex Goodlett via Getty Images for CJ Cup)

Name: Rory McIlroy
Nationality: Northern Ireland
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 175 lb
Birthdate: May 4, 1989 (age 32)
Native: Holywood, County Down, N.I.
Resides: Jupiter, FL
Turned Pro: 2007
Rookie Season: 2009
Best Ranking: No. 1
Primary Sponsor: Nike
Equipment: Taylormade


Final Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Rory McIlroy -25 (-6)
2. Collin Morikawa -24 (-10)
3. Keith Mitchell -22 (-5)
3. Rickie Fowler -22 (-1)
5. Talor Gooch -21 (-10)
5. Aaron Wise -21 (-6)
5. Sam Burns -21 (-6)
5. Adam Scott -21 (-3)

Top-5 Payouts

Pos-Player (Winnings)
1. Rory McIlroy ($1.76m)
2. Collin Morikawa ($1.05m)
3. Keith Mitchell ($565k)
3. Rickie Fowler ($565k)
5. Talor Gooch ($342k)
5. Aaron Wise ($342k)
5. Sam Burns ($342k)
5. Adam Scott ($342k)


Round By Round

Rory McIlroy CJ Cup
Rory McIlroy putts on the 13th green during the third round of THE CJ CUP at The Summit Club on Oct 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Christian Petersen via Getty Images)
Round 1

Pos-Player-To Par
1. Robert Streb -11 (61)
2. Keith Mitchell -10 (62)
26. Rory McIlroy -4 (68)

Round 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Keith Mitchell -18 (-8)
2. Seonghyeon Kim -13 (-9)
2. Adam Scott -13 (-9)
2. Jordan Spieth -13 (-7)
2. Harry Higgs -13 (-5)
19. Rory McIlroy -9 (-5)

Round 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Rickie Fowler -21 (-9)
2. Rory McIlroy -19 (-10)

Round 4

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 4)
1. Rory McIlroy -25 (-6)
2. Collin Morikawa -24 (-10)


Rory McIlroy’s Winning Numbers

Rory McIlroy Wins The CJ Cup @ Summit 2021
Rory McIlroy lines up a putt on the 15th green during the final round of THE CJ CUP at The Summit Club on Oct 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Christian Petersen via Getty Images)
Topline Stats:

Distance: 321.2 yards (5th)
Fairways: 37/56, 66.07% (T38)
Greens: 54/72, 75.0% (T33)
Putts/GIR: 1.648 (19th)

Strokes Gained:

Off Tee: 5.463 (2nd)
Approach Green: -3.630 (67th)
Around Green: 2.871 (5th)
Putting: 6.028 (1st)
Tee to Green: 4.704 (17th)
Total: 10.731 (1st)


WITB: Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy Wins The CJ Cup @ Summit 2021
Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the eighth tee during the final round of THE CJ CUP at The Summit Club on Oct 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Christian Petersen via Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy plays a full bag of Taylormade golf gear, from a SIM2 driver down to a TP5X golf ball. His clothes are made in China by Nike.

Driver: TM SIM2 (9°)
Fairway: TM SIM (19°)
Irons: TM P730 Rors Proto (3-9)
Gap Wedge: TM Milled Grind (48°)
Wedges: TM Milled Grind 2 TW (56°, 60°)
Putter: TM Spider X Hydro Blast
Ball: TM TP5X #22
Hat/Apparel: Nike of China


McIlroy’s 2021-22 Season

Rory McIlroy Wins The CJ Cup @ Summit 2021
Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the 14th tee during the final round of THE CJ CUP at The Summit Club on Oct 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Christian Petersen via Getty Images)

The victory earned McIlroy $1,755,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 1 on the money list. Additionally, he earned 60 OWGR points and will crack the top 10 (No. 8) in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Starts: 1
Cuts Made: 1
Wins: 1 (The CJ Cup)
Money: $1,755,000 (1st)
FedExCup: 500 (1st)
World Rank Before/After: 14/8


McIlroy’s Career Victories

Rory McIlroy Wins The CJ Cup @ Summit 2021
Rory McIlroy waves in celebration after winning THE CJ CUP at The Summit Club on Oct 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Christian Petersen via Getty Images)

PGA Tour: 20
2021 The CJ Cup
2021 Wells Fargo Championship (3)
2019 WGC-HSBC Champions
2019 TOUR Championship
2019 RBC Canadian Open
2019 PLAYERS Championship
2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational
2016 Tour Championship
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship (2)
2015 Wells Fargo Championship (2)
2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play
2014 PGA Championship (2)
2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2014 The Open Championship
2012 BMW Championship
2012 Deutsche Bank Championship
2012 PGA Championship
2012 The Honda Classic
2011 U.S. Open
2010 Quail Hollow Championship

European Tour (Pure): 7
2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic
2015 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai
2014 BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 DP World Tour Championship
2011 UBS Hong Kong Open
2009 Dubai Desert Classic


Question For Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy Wins The CJ Cup @ Summit 2021
Rory McIlroy, Abraham Ancer, Rickie Fowler, and their caddies, walk up the 17th hole during the final round of THE CJ CUP at The Summit Club on Oct 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Christian Petersen via Getty Images)

Q: “So few people have gotten to 20 wins on the PGA TOUR. You have done that today. What does it mean to you to have gotten to this achievement?”

RORY McILROY: “Yeah, it’s quite an achievement. I still need a couple more years on Tour to get that lifetime exemption, but at least I’ve got the wins.

“I was asked that question at the start of the week and it is a pretty big carrot. I think to get to 20 wins out here is a big achievement.

“Yeah, I mean, 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 doing the right things, eventually I’d get there.

“Yeah, I’ve been close to starting my season with a win before, I think I finished second or third like eight times, so to get a win, yeah, it’s great.

“It feels really good, some validation of what I’ve done the last few weeks and just keep moving forward.”


The CJ Cup Leaderboard

Final Cash Payouts, Scores, and Points


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