Sports writing, Nov. 3 – The Norwegian Rory McIlroy claimed victory in the Shanghai WGC-HSBC Champions League by winning the tiebreaker for the American Xander Schauffele, champion of the title, who won last year also won the tiebreaker at his compatriot Tony Finau.
McIlroy, very regular during the tournament with 67 strokes in the initial three days, came with the advantage of a blow to the 18th hole over Schauffele, who played the whole cold tournament, but the American made a birdie and drew a -19 strokes.
In the additional hole, McIlroy showed why he is number 2 in the world and got a birdie, after two major drives and embocar with two strokes on the green, something that Schauffle could not match.
South African Louis Oosthuizen was third in two strokes to finish with -17.
McIlroy gets his fourth win of the season and fourteenth on the European tour.
The Mexican Abraham Ancer had a great performance finishing in fourth place and -15 strokes, sharing position with the Austrian Matthias Schwab and the French Victor Perez.
As far as the Spaniards are concerned Jorge Campillo was the best classified in 34th place (-4), while Sergio García finished in 53 (+2) and Rafa Cabrera in 57 (+3).