2022 Masters: Rory McIlroy makes inexperienced jacket bid with Sunday file low 64 after magical gap out on 18th

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Rory McIlroy tied for the bottom final-round rating in Masters historical past on Sunday with an 8-under 64, giving him the non permanent glory of being the chief within the clubhouse with the ultimate teams nonetheless out on the course. McIlroy, who started the day 10 strokes again of 54-hole chief and world No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler, punctuated his history-making day with a signature second by holing out on the par-4 18th from the greenside bunker to get in at 7 underneath on the week and put a modicum of stress on eventual Masters champion Scheffler.

“It is what you dream about, proper? You dream about getting your self in place. I wasn’t fairly shut sufficient to the lead [unfortunately],” stated McIlroy, who once more got here excruciatingly near pulling off the long-elusive profession grand slam. “… To play in addition to I did at the moment and end like that is completely unimaginable.”

Extremely, simply moments later, McIlroy’s enjoying associate for Spherical 4, Collin Morikawa, additionally holed out from the bunker on No. 18 to complete his personal Masters week in model. Morikawa’s birdie gave him a 5-under 67 on the day, which tied for the second-best spherical of the week.

As for McIlroy’s birdie, it moved him into sole possession of second place on the leaderboard and gave him the one bogey-free spherical of the week. It was additionally his first bogey-free spherical on the Masters since November 2020 when he carded a 66 in Spherical 2. He completed three strokes off of Scheffler’s Masters-winning 10 underneath and performed his manner into the $1.62 million prize of ending because the runner-up.

“This event by no means ceases to amaze,” McIlroy stated. “That is as joyful as I’ve ever been on a golf course proper there — simply having an opportunity. … I’ve by no means heard roars like that on an 18th inexperienced. It was unimaginable.”

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