After winning the British Open, Rory McIlroy came from three shots down on the final day yesterday to win the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
McIlroy closed with a 4-under 66 to make a 3-shot deficit to pass Sergio Garcia and win by two strokes. He also took over the No. 1 ranking in the lead. McIlroy finished at 15-under 265, taking home $1.53 million.
McIlroy took over the lead for good on the 11th hole and cruised to the victory.
Four months after back surgery, Tiger Woods injured his lower back and had to withdraw on Sunday. His status for the upcoming PGA Championship is in question.
Madison’s Steve Stricker failed to shoot a round under par (70). He had rounds of 74, 73, 72 and 73 to finish 12 over par. He’ll try to rebound this week for the upcoming PGA Championship which starts on Thursday.