McIlroy takes WGC-Cadillac Match Play crown

Mon 04 May 2015

McIlroy takes WGC-Cadillac Match Play crown

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May 4: World number one Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland defeated American Gary Woodland 4&2 in the final of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play to lift his second World Golf Championship title on Sunday.
Having completed his victory over Paul Casey in the quarter finals, followed by another win over Jim Furyk in the semi-finals, McIlroy took control early against Woodland by notching four birdies in a row from the fourth hole to take a commanding lead.
Woodland took the 11th and 12th, but missed a four-footer at 13 that would have gotten him within 1-down. The American bogeyed 14 to slide 3-down and conceded the match on 16 after missing a birdie chip.
"I'm really proud of myself with how I showed a lot of character early in the tournament coming back from some deficits. Obviously I am delighted, a second World Golf Championship and first win in the States this year and so I could not be happier," said McIlroy.
“The World Golf Championships are very important to us as players. These Wedgewood trophies are nice to look at in your trophy cabinet.  It will be going in there right next to the one I won at Bridgestone last year,” added the world number one.
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