How did Rory McIlroy get back to world No 1? We look back at a 'wild' few months and why even he was taken aback by his rapid return to the top of the sport.
Rory McIlroy admitted his return to the top of the world rankings came quicker than expected after securing world No 1 spot with a successful title defence at the CJ Cup.
Rory McIlroy will move back to world No 1 for the first time since 2020 after completing an impressive title defence at the CJ Cup in South Carolina.
Relive a thrilling final round at the CJ Cup, where Rory McIlroy claimed a one-shot victory to defend his title and leapfrog Scottie Scheffler into world No 1 spot.
Rory McIlroy is just one round away from becoming world No 1 one for a ninth time as the defending champ sits atop the CJ Cup leaderboard.
Jon Rahm holds a share of the lead at the halfway stage of The CJ Cup in South Carolina, with Rory McIlroy two strokes back as he chases a return to world No 1.
Rory McIlroy made a bogey-free start to his CJ Cup title defence and bid to leapfrog Scottie Scheffler as world No 1, leaving him a shot off the early lead.
Rory McIlroy has his sights set on becoming world No 1 for the ninth time as he bids to defend his CJ Cup title.
Ahead of Rory McIlroy's title defence at The CJ Cup, we look at how professional golf and the Northern Irishman's fortunes have changed since that PGA Tour success.