Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying Sunday. It still was effective.
Always in control, the top-ranked McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C., with a seven-shot victory over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers.
McIlory closed with a 3-under-par 69 to finish at 21-under 267, shattering the tournament record by five strokes. He entered the day with a four-stroke lead over Simpson after a course-record 61 on Saturday.
"Everything is firing on all cylinders for me," McIlroy said.
McIlroy also won Match Play Championship two weeks ago in San Francisco and has 11 PGA Tour titles. He has six top-10 finishes in his past eight PGA Tour starts.
McIlroy also won at Quail Hollow in 2010 for his first PGA Tour title, shooting 15 under. Anthony Kim set the previous tournament record of 16 under in 2008.
"The golf course just sets up really well for me," McIlroy said.
Rodgers, playing on a sponsor exemption, was the only player to mount a serious challenge, getting within three shots after a birdie at No. 15. He played the final two holes in 3 over and finished with a 68. Simpson shot a 72.
McIlroy got off to a shaky start with a three-putt bogey on No. 2 — his first in 167 holes — but quickly pulled it together. He didn't have another bogey until the 17th hole, when he had built a seven-stroke lead and outcome already was decided.
Simpson failed to capitalize on McIlroy's early mistake, shooting 37 on the front nine that included a double bogey on the par-3 sixth when he three-putted from 8 feet. That dropped the Charlotte resident six shots back, and he never was in contention again.
Maggert wins major
Jeff Maggert won the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala., for his first Champions Tour major title, beating Kevin Sutherland with a 3-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff. Maggert closed with an even-par 72 to match Sutherland at 14-under 274. Sutherland had a 71.
LPGA play suspended
Minjee Lee played a five-hole stretch in 5 under to open a four-stroke lead when final-round play was suspended because of darkness in the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va.