RoryMcIlroy maintained his improved form at the weekend to claim a second title at the Wells Fargo Championship in NorthCarolina. In doing so he also set a newrecord low score of 267 for the tournament, as he cruised to a seven-stroke success over the Americanpair of Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers. After posting a career-best thirdround score of 61 to leap into the lead, he remained in control on the finalday's play to finish on 21 under par after 72 holes.

Finalround of 69

26-year-old McIlroy had kept himself in contentionthroughout the opening two rounds, ensuring that the early leaders were nevermore than three or four shots ahead.

His brilliant third round had catapulted himinto the overnight lead on Saturday, but he still needed to maintain his focus tokeep the chasing pack behind him. A solid final round of 69 ensured that therewas to be no comeback for the rest of the field.

McIlroydelighted with his form

The Northern Ireland golfing star was delighted with hisperformance over the tournament and with his level of play in general. He toldreporters afterwards that his game was "firing on all cylinders" at present andhe sensed that his control had improved in recent times.

In reference to thecontrast between his earlier playing days and the manner in which he completedthe task at Quail Hollow, McIlroy suggested that he had "learned how to finishthings off."

Mickelsonfinished tied for 4th

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson finished tied infourth place on 12 under par, following his closing round of 68. Indeed McIlroywas the only non-American to finish in the top six places, as the 'Stars andStripes' players fared well on their home soil.

Morrisonwins in Spain

There was further Europeansuccess at the weekend at the Spanish Open. James Morrison from Guildford ledan English one-two, beating his countryman David Howell and three other playersby four shots. Morrison finished with a round of 69 to record a total score of10 under par. Behind him, Howell, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Edouard Espana andFrancesco Molinari all ended on 6 under for the tournament. It was onlyMorrison's second ever title on the European Tour, backing up his MadeiraIslands Open triumph in 2010.
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