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Rory McIlroy regained the world number one golf ranking back from Adam Scott with a win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy’s final-round 66 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, put him at 15-under par and two strokes ahead of second place Sergio Garcia.
McIlroy is just coming off his victory at The Open Championship in Royal Liverpool, which gave him the third leg of the career Grand Slam.
“I'm enjoying being The Open champion, but that's not all I want to be this year. I want to do more. I think every time you have success, you need to reassess your goals because it's only halfway, two‑thirds through the season,” McIlroy said.
Rory McIlroy wins the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to once again become the No. 1-ranked player in the world. Remarkable performance.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) August 3, 2014
Marc Leishman finished third at 12-under par, while Charle Schwartzel, Patrick Reed, Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose tied for fourth at nine-under par.
McIlroy has been unstoppable as of late with his mammoth drives and hot putter. The Northern Irishman is playing his best golf at the right time as he and the rest of the world’s best golfers will soon play the fourth major of the year, the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.
Scott’s reign as the world’s number one golfer ended after 11 weeks according to CBS Sports.
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