Rickie Fowler watches his approach shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fowler won the tournament on the first playoff hole.

Quail Hollow - Rickie Fowler won the Wells Fargo championship with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against fellow-American D.A. Points and Briton Rory McIlroy at Quail Hollow on Sunday.

Fowler, 23, sank a four-footer for birdie at the 18th hole to claim his first PGA Tour victory.

Fowler, US Open champion McIlroy and Points had tied after the regulation 72 holes at 14-under-par 274.

Despite losing out in the playoff, the finish ensured McIlroy of reclaiming the number one world ranking. - Reuters