McIlroy storms back to win Hong Kong Open

Rory McIlory celebrates his victory on the final hole during the final round of the UBS Hong Kong Open.

Rory McIlory celebrates his victory on the final hole during the final round of the UBS Hong Kong Open.

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.

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