McIlroy storms back to win Hong Kong Open
Sunday, December 4, 2011
HONG KONG — Rory McIlroy rallied to win the Hong Kong Open, holing out from a greenside bunker on the final hole Sunday for a 5-under 65 and a two-stroke victory.
The 22-year-old U.S. Open winner from Northern Ireland, three strokes behind Alvaro Quiros entering the final round at Hong Kong Country Club, finished at 12-under 268 on the Fanling Course. He had five birdies in his bogey-free round.
France's Gregory Havret also closed with a 65 to finish second.
Sweden's Peter Hanson had a 70 to finish third at 9 under. England's Ian Poulter, the 2010 winner, shot a 66 to tie for fourth at 8 under with Scotland's Richie Ramsay (66) and Thailand's Pariya Junhasavasdikul (70).
Quiros, from Spain, had a 73 to tie for seventh at 7 under.
John Daly closed with a 69 to tie for 21st at 2 under in the tournament sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.