Rory McIlroy had a flight to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but an extended match in the Match Play Championship meant he’d have to miss it. After beating Gary Woodland on Sunday, it was probably worth it.
McIlroy won the first four holes against Woodland in Sunday to run away with the Match Play Championship at TPC Harding Park 4-and-2.
It was the first time since Tiger Woods did it in 2008 that the world’s top ranked player won the event.
McIlroy rallied earlier in the tournament against Billy Horschel and then Paul Casey in 22 holes. He sank a 44-foot eagle put on No. 18 to complete a comeback against Jim Furyk.
Woodland advanced to the final after beating Danny Willett.