Rory McIlroy just clinched the European Tour’s Irish Open with a shot of the year candidate. At the par-5 18th hole, McIlroy nailed a remarkable 253-yard approach shot to set up the tournament-clinching eagle.
Entering the final hole, McIlroy held a one-stroke lead.
Here is what the European Tour dubbed, “the shot of a champion.”
The shot of a champion. https://t.co/7EpcJKAbWH
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) May 22, 2016
After the shot, McIlroy was quickly receiving high praise.
Last Sunday: "When Jason Day is on, nobody can touch him…"
This Sunday: "Well, er, um… maybe Rory McIlroy is still the man…"
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) May 22, 2016
Rory McIlroy just hit a shot that Jason Day and Jordan Spieth heard.
— Mike O'Malley (@GD_MikeO) May 22, 2016
Yeah, I think it’s safe to say that we should never count Rory out.
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