Irish Open results 2016: Rory McIlroy clinches win with beautiful approach on 18

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.”

After the shot, McIlroy was quickly receiving high praise.

Yeah, I think it’s safe to say that we should never count Rory out.

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