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.

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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.

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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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