Rory McIlroy was on course for his best finish at the Masters Tournament after a final round of 69 left him level par for the week.
The two-time Major Champion saved his best till last, picking up six birdies on the final day, to put himself in position for a first top ten at the Masters, beating his previous best of tied 15th in 2011.
Two sixes on the par fives on the back nine today though put an end to a higher finish and it was the long holes throughout the week which have ultimately proved costly.
“I played the par 5s in even par this week, which you just can't do out here,” he said. “I'm even par for the tournament and even par for the par 5s. So you're looking to play the par 5s somewhere around ten to 12 under par. And obviously if I had of done that it would have been a different story.
“It's been a frustrating week, because I felt like from tee to green I played as good as the leaders. I don't think I've ever played as good tee to green around this course as I have this week. Above par is very comfortable, I just need to take some more chances that I've given myself on the greens.”
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