Rory McIlroy again failed in a major tournament. He finished as runner-up at the 123rd US Open, one stroke behind champion Windham Clark.
McIlroy struggled to knock down the Ducks on Sunday, making 16 pars on the day. Of those 16 pars, eight were 22 inches or less. This round imitated last year’s Open Championship round, where he could not birdie.
“I don’t think I was hitting badly; I just hit them with a bit bad speed. Some were coming out, and some were a bit long,” he said afterward.
He went 65-67-69-70 in the week, leading the field in strokes earned from the tee and greens in regulation time. McIlroy hit the Greens 59 of 72 in regulation and he more than one player Who hasn’t won the US Open, says PGA Tour writer Justin Ray.
After the crushing defeat, the Northern Irishmen maintained a positive attitude.
“I would spend 100 days like this to get my hands on another major championship,” McIlroy said.
McIlroy had never suffered a meltdown like Sunday in his few tournaments. There were a few wild hits and turns, but it mostly stayed on the road.
The four-time winner battled back to the hole in the final round. So it wasn’t just an uncooperative racket. 14 of the 18 manholes were at least 18 feet long.
This performance seemed to set McIlroy on fire as the four-time winner seemed very excited.
McIlroy’s performance at the US Open is the strongest he has seen at a major since last year’s Open.
“When I finally win that next major, it will be really cool,” McIlroy said.