Rory McIlroy wins the Wells Fargo Championship, in Charlotte, for the third time in his career, and he came back to success 1 year, 6 months after the last time, athe the WGC-HSBC Champions, in November 2019. The Northern Irishman with a total of 274 (72 66 68 68, -10) strokes overtook the Mexican Abraham Ancer, second with 275 (-9).
After having dropped to 15th place in the world ranking, McIlroy is back in the Top-10, in the 7th place. For the 32-years-old from Holywood it is the 19th title in his career on the PGA Tour, which arrives at the 196th start.
A loot that allows him to further enter the list of the best ever and emulate Ben Crenshaw, Ernie Els, Doug Ford, Hubert Green, Tom Kite and Bill Mehlhorn. He said: "It has been a while since the last time. To be successful is never easy and this is a special joy."
Rory McIlroy doesn't approve the new Premier Golf League
"I am definitely against it and this story is a perfect reminder of what happened in the world of football. This is just an economic project that aims to make the players as much money as possible.
If there is someone who has this goal, they can choose this path easily," said Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy thus reiterates his no to the Premier Golf League. "I think this project is really interesting and certainly deserves to be evaluated carefully"
This is the position of Phil Mickelson who in the past had already winked at the Premier Golf League which aims to take the limelight from 2022. The opinion of Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy is diametrically opposed. "I don't know how this story will end - the statements of Thomas, world number 2 - but my intention is to go back to being the best player, win as many majors as possible and do historic things on the PGA Tour"
These are the positions of some stars about nascent Premier Golf League (PGL) which, through a Saudi fund, would be ready to put 1 billion dollars to convince many big names to leave the traditional circuits to embark on a new adventure.
The Premier Golf League (PGL), with the support of a Saudi fund, returns to undermine the safety of the most important men's green circuits. Immediate reaction of the PGA Tour which, as has already happened in football with FIFA and Uefa, imposes a hard line.
"Anyone who decides to enter this circuit will be suspended immediately and will risk the definitive expulsion from the top American tour." This is the position expressed by Jay Monahan, commissioner of the PGA Tour.
The Premier Golf League would have put $ 1 billion on the table to convince 40-50 players to embark on a new adventure. Which covers 18 events around the world with mind-boggling bags. The goal is to take the stage as early as 2022.