Mcilroy Caps Long Week With Match Play Crown


McIlroy caps long week with Match Play crownRory McIlroy had to work harder than ever to win the Match Play Championship.
No one ever had to play seven matches in five days, and McIlroy won them all in the new round-robin for- mat. He had to beat three players on the same day, a first in the 17 years of this tournament. And three times, he stood on the 17th tee trailing.


McIlroy didn’t need a comeback in the final Sunday afternoon. He won four straight holes on the front nine against an errant Gary Woodland, survived a brief scare and wound up with a 4-and-2 victory for his second World Golf Championship.

“I knew it wasn’t going to be easy,” McIlroy said.