Rory McIlroy tied for the lowest score in the final round in Masters history on Sunday with an 8-under-64 score, giving him temporary glory for being the club’s captain as final groups continue to streak. McIlroy, who started the 10th day off the backhand of 54-hole leader and world number 1 golfer Scotty Scheffler, punctuated his historic day with a highlight moment by touring 4 par-4 from the bunker green to get into the 7 under a week and put in a bit of pressure. Masters Ultimate Schaeffler Champion.
“That’s what you dream about, isn’t it? You dream of putting yourself in a position. I wasn’t close enough to the lead [unfortunately]’ said McIlroy, who is once again painfully close to winning the once-elusive Grand Slam.
Unbelievably, just moments later, McIlroy’s fourth-round partner Colin Morikawa emerged from the dugout at No. 18 to end his Masters week in style. Morikawa’s birdie gave it 5-under 67 on the day, which tied for the second best round of the week.
As for McIlroy’s birdie, he took him into the only possession of second place on the leaderboard and gave him the only stealth-free round of the week. It was also the Masters’ first stealth-free round since November 2020 when he earned a 66 in the second round. He finished three hits from the Masters winner Schaeffler’s 10 under 10 and made his way to $1.62 million as a runner-up prize.
“This tournament never ceases to amaze,” McIlroy said. “That’s as happy as I’ve ever been on a golf course there – just had a chance… I’ve never heard a roar like this on an 18th green. It was unbelievable.”