Day's strong finish seals Wells Fargo win

McIlroy enjoyed a run of four straight birdies from the 14th

There's no prize money that comes with being world No. 1, no trophy or FedExCup points. The former NCAA champion from OR picks up his best finish as a pro and sits inside the top 50 in the FedExCup standings at No. 49.

But that relative indifference has changed in recent years.

A return to an old stomping ground could not come at a better time for McIlroy in his first start since he finished in a share of fifth place at Augusta National where he went out in the final pairing eyeing the final leg of the career grand slam.

Day rated the victory one of the best of his career, not because of the quality of his play but more due to his ability to get the job done without his best game.

With a two-shot lead, Day parred the last to claim his 12th PGA Tour victory.

But as Day, 30, captured the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday at Quail Hollow, it is interesting to note that the win was just his second in the two years that have passed since his wire-to-wire win at TPC Sawgrass stamped him as a solid No. 1, a position from which he didn't appear to be falling from anytime soon.

"Felt like going into the few weeks leading up to Augusta I was playing well, obviously got myself in the final group but didn't play quite so well on the last day", McIlroy said.

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Although he would win by two strokes, it wasn't exactly a dominant performance.

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) - Ireland won the second edition of the GolfSixes tournament as Gavin Moynihan and Paul Dunne beat the French pair of Romain Wattel and Mike Lorenzo-Vera in the final on Sunday. Two bogeys over the last three holes gave him a 70.

Day didn't see that Uihlein had shot 62, or any of the other great scores from the early starters.

"I need obviously to do some practising with my putter". His normally reliable driver began to feel foreign in his hands and his iron play, which he's repeatedly explained is shaky at best at the moment, failed him time after time.

The Australian made a 10ft putt to birdie the 16th and then took aim at the par-3 17th hole with a 7-iron from 230 yards. "This was probably one of the best wins I've ever had just because of how hard everything was today".

While Tiger didn't turn a top performance, fans were pleased that Jason Day took home the trophy.

"I was just staying in my own world, staying in my lane and not really thinking about it too much", Day said.

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