Jakarta (ANTARA) – Rory McIlroy has a big hand in the lead up to the 2022 US Open major golf tournament after successfully defending his Canadian Open title in Canada from June 9-12.
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.
“It’s a day I will remember for a long time. This is my 21st PGA Tour win,” McIlroy said.
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).
More than that, this victory is also an asset for McIlroy to face the US Open which will be held at the Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts, from June 16-19.
McIlroy will be fighting 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.
This news was broadcast on Antaranews.com with the title: McIlroy has capital to go to US Open 2022 after winning title in Canada
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