PGA Tour Brunch’s Wrap-Up of Wells Fargo Championship
Rory McIlroy won his 19th career title and first in more than a year (1 year, 6 months, 6 days) while taking the Wells Fargo Championship for the third time (2010, 2015, 2021).
Third-round leader Keith Mitchell finished T-3 after holding a 54-hole lead/co-lead for the first time. He closed with a (72) and (-8), two strokes off the lead.
In search of his first-ever PGA Tour title, Abraham Ancer recorded his fourth career runner-up in his 115th start of his career. Ancer shot as (66) in the final round and finished only one back of McIlroy.
After losing the FedExCup points lead to Justin Thomas following last week’s Valspar Championship, Bryson DeChambeau returned to the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup standings with a T-9 finish. DeChambeau thought he had missed the cut on Friday and returned to Dallas before refueling his charter and returning to Dallas for Saturday’s third round.
First-round leader Phil Mickelson followed an opening (64) with rounds of (75-76-76) to finish 69th and has yet to finish inside the Top 10 in 14 starts this season.
PGATourBrunch will be posting at 12:00 Noon (EDT) Wednesday with a look at the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic.
This Week: The AT&T Byron Nelson Classic (McKinney, Texas) - (First Look)
2021 Wells Fargo - Final Leaderboard
Rory McIlroy 72-66-68-68—274 (-10)
Abraham Ancer 69-70-70-66—275 (-9)
Viktor Hovland 69-72-68-67—276 (-8)
Keith Mitchell 67-71-66-72—276 (-8)
Gary Woodland 67-69-70-71—277 (-7)
Final Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Rory McIlroy Ends his Drought (PGATourCom)
McIlroy Overcomes Two-Shot Deficit (Golf Week/USA Today)
Bryson Makes Most of Golf/Travel/Golf Weekend (Golf Week/USA Today)
Money Earned at the Wells Fargo Championship (Golf Week/USA Today)
#SportsBiz, Sporting Goods and Golf Industry News:
What’s in Rory’s Bag? (PGATourCom)
New Book Celebrates Seve Ballesteros’ Life (Golf Week/USA Today)
First Look at the AT&T Byron Nelson (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 10, 2015 - Rickie Fowler birdied the famed Island Green at TPC Sawgrass three times within 90 minutes and dramatically won a playoff for the PLAYERS Championship with his victory over Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner. (Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE).