WGC-HSBC Champions: Rory McIlroy beats Xander Schauffele in play-off to win in China

WGC-HSBC Champions third-round leaderboard (McIlroy wins after first play-off gap)
-19 *R McIlroy (NI), X Schauffele (US);-17 L Oosthuizen (SA); -15 M Schwab (Swi), V Perez (Fra), A Ancer (Mex); -14 M Fitzpatrick (Eng)
Chosen others:-12 P Waring (Eng); -10 T Hatton (Eng); -5 J Rose (Eng)
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Northern Eire’s Rory McIlroy has gained the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai after a play-off.

The 30-year-old beat defending champion Xander Schauffele after the pair had been tied at 19 underneath par after 4 rounds.


Schauffele, 26, sunk a six-foot birdie putt on the final to drive the play-off with the four-time main champion.

Within the first play-off gap Mcilroy’s birdie was sufficient to safe his fourth title of the yr after the American might solely make par.

McIlroy, who went bogey-free over the ultimate two rounds, might solely par on the 18th in spherical 4 after a poor drive and missed a 25-footer to take an outright victory at Sheshan Worldwide.


American Schauffele, who would have been the primary participant to retain the title had he gained, began the day two pictures again however a final-round six-under 66 introduced him stage with the world quantity two.

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