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McIlroy wins WGC Bridgestone to regain top ranking

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2014 in Akron, OhioRory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2014 in Akron, Ohio

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2014 in Akron, OhioRory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2014 in Akron, Ohio

British Open champion Rory McIlroy outdueled Sergio Garcia to win the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday and regain the world number one ranking.

McIlroy erased a three-shot overnight deficit, firing a final round of four-under par 66 for a 15-under total of 265 and a two-shot win over Garcia. He will overtake Australian Adam Scott atop the world rankings, regaining the number one spot he last held in March of 2013.

Date created : 2014-08-04