McIlroy ends slump with 3rd Wells Fargo Championship title
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Rory McIlroy claimed his third Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday to end a winless drought that started in November 2019.

The Northern Irishman carded a final-round 68 at Quail Hollow Club - the site of his first PGA TOUR victory in 2010 - to beat Abraham Ancer by one shot.

"I think a combination of both (relief and satisfaction)," McIlroy said after the win, according to TeeScripts. "... Relief that I've won again, relief that my season I feel is sort of back on track, and more just satisfaction at the journey that I'm on and the process that I've been going through to try to get back to this point."

He started the day trailing 54-hole leader Keith Mitchell by two strokes, but McIlroy recorded four birdies without a bogey through 17 holes to build a two-shot advantage.

However, his afternoon became interesting when McIlroy's drive on the 18th hole found the penalty area. He was forced to take a drop, but the veteran hit an impressive recovery shot before two-putting for bogey to secure the win.

After McIlroy slipped to No. 15 in the world rankings last week - his worst position in over 11 years - the 32-year-old jumps to No. 7 with his 19th PGA TOUR win.

His next tournament is the PGA Championship from Kiawah Island in two weeks, where McIlroy won his second major title in 2012 by eight shots.

Here's the final top of the leaderboard from Charlotte:

Place Player To Par Round 4 score
1 Rory McIlroy -10 68
2 Abraham Ancer -9 66
T3 Viktor Hovland -8 67
T3 Keith Mitchell -8 72
5 Gary Woodland -7 71
T6 Matt Wallace -5 70
T6 Patrick Reed -5 70
T6 Luke List -5 72
McIlroy ends slump with 3rd Wells Fargo Championship title
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