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McIlroy wins first event since 2016

19th March 2018

Rory McIlroy says he never had concerns about his recent form - after winning his first golf title in 18 months.

He continued his preparations for the US Masters with a three shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.

The win saw the Northern Irishman pick up his first victory since September 2016 as he carded an eight-under-par 64 to finish on 18 under, three ahead of Bryson DeChambeau at Bay Hill.

England's Justin Rose finished in third place on 14 under after he closed out with 67, while Tiger Woods was tied for fifth on 10 under.

Woods, an eight-time winner of the event, closed out the day with a round of 69 to end eight shots back.

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