Rory McIlroy: Northern Irishman shoots 66 to win 20th PGA Tour title at CJ Cup

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McIlroy scored five birdies, one eagle, and one bogey in beating Collin Morikawa

Final leaderboard for the CJ Cup: -25 R McIlroy, -24 C Morikawa (US); 22 K Mitchell (US), R Fowler US); -21 T Gooch(US), S Burns US), A Wise US), A Scott Australia; -18 J Thomas (US), J Spieth US), I Poulter/Eng), T Hatton/Eng); Full leaderboard

Rory McIlroy rebounded from Ryder Cup disappointment by carding a final round six-under-par 66 in order to win the CJ Cup, his 20th PGA Tour title.

After 36 holes, the 32-year old trailed by nine strokes but managed to score a stunning 62 on Saturday and storm into contention.

The Northern Irishman started Sunday's round 2 behind Rickie Fowler. But he made five birdies, an eagle and won his second victory of 2021.

Open champion Collin Morikawa finished second with a bogey-free score of 62

McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship in may, but has struggled most of 2021. He lost his first three matches at Ryder Cup, and Europe fell to a 19-9 record defeat.

McIlroy played for the first time in Europe since the crushing defeat at Whistling Straits by the United States. He gave a compelling reminder of his immense talent, which has led to him winning four major titles.

McIlroy said, "It was enormous, it really was," when McIlroy was asked by the Golf Channel if his Ryder Cup performance was what motivated him to win again.

"There was a lot to reflect on in the past few weeks. This is what I should do. This is what I need to do.

"It was a struggle for me to figure out how to make this work. I realized that I am enough.

To stay in the hunt, the former world number one shot a 3-under 33 on his front nine. However, after birdie at the 12th par-four, he putt a 34-footer from the front of the green to score the par-five 14th.

Morikawa was McIlroy's closest competitor, with Fowler unable to duplicate his 63 Saturday during his 71.

After his lowest round on the PGA Tour, the two-time major winner made birdies on eight holes of his first 11, and then closed with an eagle.

McIlroy, however, parred his final four holes to win by one shot at the Summit Club in Las Vegas.