Wyndham Clark received the US at Los Angeles Nation Membership by one shot over Rory McIlroy on Sunday to say his first main title; McIlroy will now take his seek for elusive fifth main victory to The Open subsequent month at Royal Liverpool, the place he received in 2014
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Rory McIlroy has already switched his focus to ending his main drought at The 151st Open subsequent month after narrowly lacking out on victory on the US Open.
McIlroy went into the ultimate spherical at Los Angeles Nation Membership a shot off the lead and made the dream begin to his Sunday with an opening-hole birdie, solely to make 16 pars and a bogey over the rest of his spherical to card a level-par 70 and end a shot behind Wyndham Clark.
The Northern Irishman’s runner-up end is his fourth consecutive worldwide top-10 however extends a winless main run that stretches again to the 2014 PGA Championship, with McIlroy now turning his consideration to being prepared for the ultimate males’s main of the 12 months at Royal Liverpool.
“I am getting nearer,” McIlroy mentioned. “The extra I maintain placing myself in these positions, eventually it should occur for me. Simply received to regroup and get targeted for Hoylake in a couple of weeks’ time.
“The final actual two possibilities I’ve had at majors I really feel like have been fairly related performances, like St Andrews final 12 months after which right here. Not doing quite a bit improper, however I did not make a birdie for the reason that first gap at present.
“Simply attempting to be a bit extra, I assume, environment friendly with my alternatives and my seems. Once you’re in competition going into the ultimate spherical of a US Open, I performed the best way I wished to play. There have been two or three pictures over the course of the spherical that I might wish to have again.
“I am going to play Vacationers [Championship] subsequent week, I am going to play the Scottish Open, however I am targeted on ensuring that I am able to go for Liverpool.”
McIlroy stays Positive regardless of near-miss
The previous world No 1 impressed from tee to inexperienced all through the week, hitting 59 greens in regulation over the 4 rounds, with McIlroy struggling to regulate to the pace of the greens and experiencing a chilly putter on the ultimate day.
“I assumed I did very well at executing my recreation plan, hitting a number of fairways, hitting a number of greens, once more, what you must do at a US Open,” McIlroy added.
“If something, I felt like over the past two days when the greens began to get fairly crispy that my pace management was off a bit bit, and I believe that is the rationale I did not gap a number of putts.
“I do not assume I used to be hitting dangerous putts, simply hitting them with barely the improper pace. Some have been developing quick, some have been going a bit lengthy.
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“I can play free and I believe I proved that. Simply felt like my pace management was a bit off with the putter. That is in all probability why I did not make a birdie for the reason that first.
“After I do lastly win this subsequent main, it should be actually, actually candy. I might undergo 100 Sundays like this to get my arms on one other main championship.”
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