European Tour

McIlroy triumphs at Wentworth

Rory McIlroy (Gallo Images)
Rory McIlroy (Gallo Images)

Virginia Waters - Rory McIlroy put aside the anguish in his private life to win the European Tour's flagship BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.

The double Major winner came from seven shots back at the start of the final round to shoot a 6-under 66 and win by 1 stroke with an overall 14-under 274 on the Wentworth course.

It is McIlroy's first European Tour success since December 2012 and also ends a run of eight second-place finishes in 11 events this season.

McIlroy's 12th victory worldwide comes four days after the 25-year old Northern Irishman confirmed the breakdown in his relationship with Danish-born tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

Ireland's Shane Lowry birdied the last hole for a 68 and finished second on 13 under.

Leading final scores from the European PGA Championship which finished here at Wentworth on Sunday (par 72)

274 - Rory McIlroy (NIR) 68-71-69-66

275 - Shane Lowry (IRL) 64-70-73-68

276 - Luke Donald (ENG) 71-67-68-70, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 62-72-67-75

279 - Stephen Gallacher (SCO) 70-75-68-66, Simon Dyson (ENG) 69-74-69-67

280 - Marcel Siem (GER) 69-71-72-68, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 68-71-71-70, Thomas Aiken (RSA) 68-72-70-70, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 71-74-65-70, Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 69-71-69-71

281 - Alexander Levy (FRA) 71-73-70-67, Martin Kaymer (GER) 68-75-69-69, Chris Doak (SCO) 69-72-69-71, Joost Luiten (NED) 70-71-67-73

282 - Marc Warren (SCO) 73-69-71-69, Richard Green (AUS) 70-73-70-69, Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR) 67-72-73-70, Rafa Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 65-73-73-71, Jonas Blixt (SWE) 68-71-72-71

283 - Paul Lawrie (SCO) 72-71-73-67, Chris Wood (ENG) 73-72-69-69, Seve Benson (ENG) 71-69-73-70, Eddie Pepperell (ENG) 69-73-68-73

284 - Justin Rose (ENG) 70-73-70-71

285 - Ian Poulter (ENG) 70-72-74-69, Mark Foster (ENG) 72-71-70-72, Andy Sullivan (ENG) 70-71-69-75, Anthony Wall (ENG) 67-76-67-75

286 - Romain Wattel (FRA) 72-74-73-67, George Coetzee (RSA) 75-70-70-71, Gregory Havret (FRA) 69-76-70-71, Anders Hansen (DEN) 71-69-74-72, Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 73-69-68-76

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