You Oughta Know: McIlroy eyes second Wells win


After a record-setting performance in the third round, Rory McIlroy appears on the verge of another win at Quail Hollow. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship, where McIlroy leads by four shots:

• McIlroy broke his own course record with an 11-under 61 in the third round. He earned his first PGA Tour win at this event in 2010 and would become the first multiple winner in the tournament's 13-year history.

• McIlroy won the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship earlier this month. With a win he would join Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth as the only players with multiple victories this season.

• In addition to his 2010 victory, McIlroy's Quail Hollow record includes a playoff loss in 2012, T-10 finish in 2013 and T-8 finish last year.

• McIlroy's 54-hole total of 18-under 198 set a tournament record by three shots. He is 6-for-8 when trying to convert a 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour.

• McIlroy has now shot par or better in 18 consecutive rounds, the longest active streak on Tour. His last over-par round was a 1-over 73 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March.

• McIlroy appears headed for his sixth straight finish of T-11 or better on the PGA Tour since missing the cut at the Honda Classic.

• McIlroy's victory is not exactly assured: the largest 54-hole lead in tournament history came in 2005, when Sergio Garcia led by six shots. He shot a final-round 72 and lost in a playoff to Vijay Singh.

• At 14 under, Webb Simpson trails by four and is McIlroy's closest competition. Simpson is a Charlotte resident, a member at Quail Hollow and finished fourth in 2012.

• Simpson's last top-25 finish in a stroke-play event came at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. His best finish this season was a T-4 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Robert Streb is alone in third place at 11 under. Streb won earlier this season at the McGladrey Classic and held at least a share of the lead after each of the first two rounds.

• Former college standouts Patrick Rodgers (-10) and Justin Thomas (-9) are both in position for a big payday. The pair are roommates in the Florida house once occupied by Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein, and Rodgers and Thomas will be paired together for the final round.