BROOKLINE, Mass. — For the third time this season, Rory McIlroy finished inside the top 10 at a major championship. But for the third time this season, McIlroy left a major championship empty handed.
A dramatic finish at Augusta National was good enough for solo 2nd. A squandered opportunity at Southern Hills ended with a T-8. And this week, well this week was a result of inconsistency.
He got off to a great start Sunday, holing a 26-footer for birdie at the first to get to 2 under for the tournament and two back of the lead. But the roller coaster began two holes later.