McIlroy returns to top of world rankings

Published August 4th, 2014 - 11:44 GMT

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy returned to the top of the world rankings in golf after he defeated Sergio Garcia by two strokes in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.

McIlroy had trailed the Spaniard by three shots at the start of the final day in Akron but he clawed back the deficit inside four holes as the Open champion signed for a four-under 66 to finish on 15 under, while Garcia closed with a scrappy 71.

McIlroy's first WGC title will see him overtake Australian Adam Scott at the top of the world rankings, regaining the position he last held in March 2013, The BBC reported.

McIlroy said that he is really proud of following up the Open with a performance like this. He added that he wanted to keep going and keep performing until the end of the season.

The Northern Irishman said that it is great to come to one of his favourite tournaments of the year and to perform like this. He added that he is pretty satisfied. (ANI)

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