Overcomes a seven-stroke deficit in the final round
Even a player as optimistic as Rory McIlroy might have had some doubts about his chances of winning the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England when he went to bed on Saturday night. After all, he was in fourth place, seven strokes behind leader Thomas Björn. But in one of the more dramatic turnarounds of the golfing season, the OMEGA brand ambassador played the final 18 holes at six under par to claim a narrow victory over the three players who had been ahead of him after the third round: Shane Lowry, Luke Donald and Björn.
Lowry and Donald were in hot pursuit of McIlroy until late in the game and Björn was still in the match on the strength of his outstanding play through the first three rounds; but birdies on the 17th and 18th holes gave the northern Irishman the margin he needed to clinch the victory.
OMEGA congratulates the Rory for his come from behind victory, a strong signal that the Northern Irishman is in terrific form for the busy summer season of golf including the three Majors coming up in June, July and August.
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