Rory McIlroy bounced back from Ryder Cup disappointment as he carded a final-round six-under-par 66 to win the CJ Cup and his 20th PGA Tour title.
The 32-year-old trailed by nine shots after 36 holes but hit a superb 62 on Saturday to storm into contention.
The Northern Irishman began Sunday’s round two behind leader Rickie Fowler, but made five birdies and an eagle to claim his second win of 2021.
Open champion Collin Morikawa shot a bogey-free 62 to finish second.
Despite winning the Wells Fargo Championship in May, McIlroy has struggled for most of 2021, which included losing his opening three matches at the Ryder Cup as Europe went down to a record 19-9 defeat.
But playing for the first time since Europe’s crushing defeat by the United States at Whistling Straits, McIlroy issued a thrilling reminder of the immense talent that has helped lift him to four major titles.
“It was huge, it really was,” McIlroy told the Golf Channel when asked if his poor Ryder Cup performance fuelled his motivation to win again.