Jakarta (ANTARA) – Rory McIlroy has an important asset in the build-up to the 2022 US Open major golf tournament after successfully defending the Canadian Open title in Canada which runs from June 9-12.
“It’s a day I will remember for a long time. This is my 21st PGA Tour win,” McIlroy said.
The Northern Irishman sealed his 21st PGA Tour title after hitting 261 or 19 under par, beating Tony Finau of the United States (US) by two.
McIlroy performed well over four days of competition in Canada. He beat a row of other top golfers such as Justin Thomas who finished third with 265 (-15) and Justin Rose in fourth after posting 266 (-16).
He said the victory was also at the same time a capital for McIlroy to face the US Open which will be held at the Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts, from June 16-19.
McIlroy said he would struggle to repeat the success of 2011 when he won the US Open with a record 268 (-16).
Since that victory, McIlroy has not been able to become the best again. In his last appearance in 2021, he was only able to fill the T7 position.
At that time, McIlroy had scored 283 or one under par. He lost five strokes to Spanish golfer Jon Rahm who won the US Open last year.
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