Rory McIlroy vowed to keep trying to win the Masters and complete a career grand slam after a thrilling second place finish at the Augusta National.
cIlroy holed out of a bunker on the 18th to complete a final 64, tying the lowest finals in tournament history.
The 32-year-old finished three strokes behind world number one Scottie Scheffler, who made four putts in 18th in an otherwise brilliant performance and claimed his first major title with a fourth win in his last six starts.
“It’s what you dream about, right? They dream of putting themselves in position,” said McIlroy after his wild celebrations on the 18th green with partner Collin Morikawa, who also holed out of the same bunker.
“I wasn’t quite close enough in the lead to play that well (but) and then end up like this, I mean, it’s just amazing.
“This tournament never ceases to amaze and this is happier than I’ve ever been on a golf course. That was incredible. I’ve never heard a roar like that on the 18th green. It was really cool.
“I’m going to fall a little short, but I’ve tried great and I can’t ask for more of myself. I went out today, got my best result so far in Augusta and it’s going to be my best finish ever.
“Probably not quite good enough, but I’ll come back next year and keep trying.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/rory-mcilroy-vows-to-continue-pursuit-of-masters-and-career-grand-slam-41540390.html Rory McIlroy vows to continue pursuit of Masters and career Grand Slam