Rory McIlroy matches the lowest final round in Masters history with 64, finishing 7th under | Bleacher report

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Rory McIlroy had himself one day. A record-breaking day.

The veteran golfer came to Sunday with an over, but played as a man on a mission in the final round of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, where he shot an eight-under 64 and matched the lowest final round score in Masters history.

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“It’s what you dream of. You dream of getting yourself in position [to win]”McIlroy said in his post-CBS interview.” … to end like this, it’s just incredible. “

He walked into the clubhouse in second place, which put some pressure on Scottie Scheffler, though if one prevents a meltdown from the current manager, McIlroy is unlikely to win the event.

Still, McIlroy flirted with all sorts of history on Sunday. When he went seven under for the day after 13 holes, a few records were within reach, per PGATour.com:

  • The lowest 18-hole score in Masters history (63).
  • The lowest 18-hole score in a major championship (62).

Oh, and the chance to erase the biggest deficit in the final round of PGA Tour history:

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Rory McIlroy started the final round of the Masters Tournament 10 strokes behind and is currently trailing by five.

The biggest comeback in the final round of PGA TOUR history is 10 strokes (Paul Lawrie, 1999 Open Championship). #theMasters

McIlroy could not quite write history. But he made some money, considering where he stood and walked into the clubhouse.

He was a birdie machine on Sunday, performing the farm at Nos. 1, 3, 7, 8, 10 and 18. He did not bogey a single time.

He also chopped an eagle at No. 13, suddenly narrowing what felt like an impossible gap between him and Scheffler.

McIlroy will probably regret some of his fights in the previous rounds, which may be the difference between him and his first green jacket ever. But he gave Augusta a Sunday for eternity, no matter where he ends.

Although McIlroy is not finally completing the Grand Slam of his career, it’s hard to imagine that he will look back on this round with anything but love.

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