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Arnold Palmer Invitational Recap: McIlroy Ends Drought

Len Hochberg

Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.

The only way the leaderboard at the Arnold Palmer Invitational could’ve gotten any better on Sunday would’ve been if Arnold Palmer himself were on it.

Tiger Woods, of course, was at the epicenter. He was joined by Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler. While Woods again came close but not close enough, we ended up with the second-most impactful result: a roaring back-nine charge to victory by McIlroy.

The onetime heir apparent to Woods -- who had fallen to his lowest world ranking in nine years as younger stars emerged – birdied five of the final six holes en route to an 8-under 64 and a three-stroke win. He left all the other boldface names in his wake, announcing that he, too, was back, just two and a half weeks before the Masters.

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