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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.
"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."
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