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.
WHAT A FINISH.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 18, 2018
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.
Rory McIlroy's last victory came at the 2016 Tour Championship, the day Mr. Palmer died. Could get back into the winner's circle today at The King's event.
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) March 18, 2018
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.