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Rory McIlroy stages late rally to finish fourth at Memorial Tournament

Published 06/06/2016

Big finish: Rory McIlroy during his final round 68
Big finish: Rory McIlroy during his final round 68

Rory McIlroy finished in fourth place at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio after shooting a four under par 68 in his final round.

It looked like the Ulsterman was going to have to settle for a finish outside of the leading contenders after bogeys on the 13th and 15th holes, but he rallied to end on a high by completing his round with three birdies in a row.

Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland, who were in a group of three that shared the overnight lead on 14 under, dropped off the pace on the final day, but William McGirt was two under for the day as he stayed out in front to end up in a play-off with Jon Curran.

McIlroy had dropped off the pace on Saturday after starting his third round five shots off the leaders.

Despite managing five birdies through the first 15 holes, he stuttered later on and ended the day at just nine under par.

Having already dropped shots at two of the four par-fives, McIlroy added another bogey at the last for a round of 70 and that left too much to do yesterday.

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