Rory McIlroy throws subtle shot at LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman

after electrifying win at 2022 RBC Canadian Open

It was just shy of 1,100 days that Rory McIlroy finally got a chance

to defend his 2019 RBC Canadian Open title.

Following a 5-under-par 65 in the third round, McIlroy, No. 8 in the Official World Gol Ranking

held off world No. 6 Justin Thomas and world No. 18 Tony Finau

held off world No. 6 Justin Thomas and world No. 18 Tony Finau

“It’s incredible,” McIlroy said. “Playing with Tony and JT, and all of us playing the way we did

I think the worst round was 6 under, this is a day I will always remember. My 21st PGA Tour win

one more than somebody else, that gave me a little extra incentive today and I’m happy to get it done

“I had extra motivation of what’s going on across the pond,” he said.

The guy that’s spearheading that (league) has 20 wins on the PGA Tour

and I was tied with him and I wanted to get one ahead of him.

And I did. So that was really cool for me, just a little sense of pride on that one.

Showing out for the defending champ @McIlroyRory 📷