Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson win for a good cause

Golf has finally made a brief comeback on television by offering an exhibition match behind closed doors in favor of the fight against the Covid-19, won by Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson at the expense of Matthew Wolff and Rickie Fowler on the Florida course. Seminole Golf Club. With 5.5 million dollars raised, it is a success, even if the show leaves a little on its hunger …

As the sport gradually regains its rights on television, golf has also made a brief comeback with the TaylorMade Driving Relief played Sunday in Florida. This exhibition for the benefit of the fight against the Covid-19 was played in four balls in teams of two according to the Skin Game formula (each team which wins a hole wins a sum of money and the sums accumulate in case of ‘equality). The poster was enticing with on one side the current world number one Rory McIlroy and the former master of the world Dustin Johnson, in front of the American pair Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff.

McIlroy snatches victory

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“data-reactid =” 20 “> After the last six shared holes and an accumulated sum of more than a million dollars for the only last hole, the symbolic victory finally returned to McIlroy / Johnson in the 19th hole with an iron stroke 9 perfect of the world number one on this unique playoff move as close as possible to the flag. “It was great to play with DJ, to be back on a golf course and to get back to normal,” explained the Northern Ireland: “It’s a good way to thank everyone who works in hospitals,” said Dustin Johnson, clearly the rustiest player in the game, giving the winners $ 2.075 million compared to 2.005 for Fowler / Wolff. who have accumulated a lot of money with their birdies (seven for the only Fowler!) and in the two long drive competitions won easily by the Wolff bomber with such an unusual swing (325m and 335m). “I’m happy to bring back a little ( …) Read more on Figaro.fr

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