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Rory McIlroy’s first win since 2016 is tremendous ode to Arnold Palmer

Once the top-ranked golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy had experienced something of a drought, not winning anywhere in the world since the 2016 Tour Championship. But with his victory at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational, that drought is over.

McIlroy’s last victory was claimed on September 25, 2016, the same day that the legendary Palmer passed away.

As fate would have it, McIlroy’s first win since then came at Mr. Palmer’s tournament.

That’s quite the connection.

McIlroy finished with a 64, making birdie on five of his last six holes including a staggering birdie on 18.

The resurgence of McIlroy is just one of many reasons why the 2018 Masters is shaping up to be one of the more memorable in recent memory.