Rory McIlroy assured he can full Grand Slam with Masters win
|Masters last leaderboard|
|-15 P Reed (US); -14 R Fowler (US); -13 J Spieth (US); -11 J Rahm (Sp); -9 C Smith (Aus), B Watson (US), H Stenson (Swe), R McIlroy (NI); -8 M Leishman (Aus); -7 T Finau (US), D Johnson (US)|
|Chosen others: -5 P Casey (Eng); -4 TFleetwood (Eng), J Thomas (US); +1 T Woods(US); +2 P Mickelson (US); +3 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); +4 T Hatton (Eng), I Poulter (Eng)|
Northern Eire’s Rory McIlroy believes he can win a Masters title and full his profession Grand Slam, regardless of lacking out once more on Sunday.
McIlroy started the ultimate spherical three behind Patrick Reed, however light to complete six photographs again because the American gained by one shot from Rickie Fowler.
The 28-year-old, who let slip a four-shot final-day lead at Augusta in 2011, has gained golf’s three different majors.
“I simply have not performed it effectively sufficient on the proper occasions,” mentioned McIlroy.
“I believe 100% I can come again and win right here. I’ve performed in two last teams within the final seven years, I’ve had 5 prime 10s, I play this golf course effectively.”
McIlroy gained the US Open, the Open and two PGA Championship titles between 2011 and 2014, however the iconic Inexperienced Jacket has eluded the previous world primary.
“For the final 4 years I’ve had prime 10s however I have not been shut sufficient to the lead,” he added.
“(On Sunday) I acquired myself there, I did not fairly do sufficient however I will come again subsequent yr and check out once more.
“I performed in all probability a few of the greatest golf I’ve ever performed right here, it simply wasn’t meant to be.
“In fact it is irritating and it is onerous to take any positives from it proper now, however at the very least I put myself ready, that is all I’ve needed to do.”
It was a primary main victory for 27-year-old Reed, who had additionally did not win any event since The Barclays in New York in August 2016.
“Considered one of my big targets this yr was to get again within the winner’s circle and to try this within the first main of the yr means a lot to me,” mentioned the Texan.
“I knew it was going to be robust, that the lead was going to shrink at occasions and it may develop and the one means I used to be going to get that carried out was to ensure the putter was working.”