The legacy of Arnold Palmer lives on in Rory McIlroy. On Sunday, March 18th, at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, McIlroy birdied four consecutive holes and five of his final six at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge to break away from the pack.
The win, marks McIlroy’s 14th career PGA Tour win and his first since the Tour Championship on September 25th, 2016, in which he won on the 4th hole of a sudden death playoff with Ryan Moore at East Lake in Atlanta. Later that same day, Mr. Palmer passed away marking McIlroy’s win at Palmer’s event with special meaning personally and to the tournament.
"I wish he would have been at the top of the hill to shake my hand when I came off the 18th green there," McIlroy said. "But hopefully, he's proud of me, with the way I played that back nine. I tried to be as aggressive as I could and tried to take on shots when I needed to, just like he would have. So yeah, it's come full circle since that day in September in 2016, and I’m just proud to be sitting up here and have my name on that trophy."
2018 marked yet another successful Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard and the Orlando Health Foundation appreciates all of the support it receives from this very special golf tournament.
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