US PGA: Rory McIlroy drew on the many positives to come out of a solid week at Oak Hill
Last Updated: 12/08/13 6:55am
Rory McIlroy: Blew his chances with a triple-bogey at the fifth
Rory McIlroy was in a positive frame of mind despite failing to climb into contention in the final round of the US PGA Championship.
The defending champion needed to shoot a low score after starting six shots off the pace but after a bright start blew any chance he had by taking seven at the par-four fifth.
A decent approach spun back into the water and then he pitched his fourth shot over the back of the green, but still managed to shoot a level-par 70.
"I actually didn't hit a bad shot, 168 yards to the pin, hit nine iron, pitched it just in the place where you can't pitch it I guess," he said.
"Obviously it was disappointing but I fought back well. I was four-under at that point and had just missed a short putt on the fourth to get to five.
Rory McIlroy was pleased with the golf he played over the USPGA and wants to continue his good form for the remainder of the season.
"After doing that I just wanted to post as good a finish as I could.
"I saw a lot of great signs out there today. Hopefully I can just bring that through to the next few weeks and have a strong finish to the season."