Rory McIlroy blanks media and makes quick getaway after US Open collapse

Rory McIlroy suffered an agonising near miss at the US Open as he bogeyed three of the last four holes to throw away his chances of landing an elusive fifth major.

That left the door open for overnight leader Bryson DeChambeau of the US to par the final hole at Pinehurst to claim his second major

Thirteen years after winning his first US Open and maiden major at Congressional – and 3,599 days since winning the 2014 US PGA – McIlroy looked set to finally get back in the winner’s circle when he led by two shots with five holes to play.

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McIlroy's major mission started to unravel when he missed a short par putt on the 15th. Ironically it was his first miss all season from inside three feet.

He followed it up with another bogey at the par 5 16th but scrambled a par on the 17th to head up the 18th tied with DeChambeau.

McIlroy opted for a driver at the final hole and pulled it left. His second shot came up short of the green but he left himself with a short par putt but it lipped out.

That left DeChambeau needing a par at the final hole, and despite a wild tee shot and second shot into the bunker, the American produced a sensational up and down on the 72nd hole to claim his second US Open title.

McIlroy watched that on a TV screen at Pinehurst and looked thoroughly dejected as he realised his dream had died.

Afterwards, McIlroy ignored the waiting media and left the course within minutes.

Commentating for Sky Sports, six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo said: “That’s going to haunt Rory for the rest of his life, those two misses.”

Just days before the tournament started, the Northern Ireland golfer revealed that he had "voluntarily dismissed" his petition for separation from wife Erica Stoll.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony after a closing 71 and six under par total, with McIlroy a shot behind and Cantlay and Tony Finau on four under, DeChambeau said: “I want to say Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there.

“Unfortunately my dad passed a couple of years ago and this one is for him.

“I can’t believe that up and down on the last, that was probably the best shot of my life. That’s huge to get up and down and win this prestigious championship – that will be the highlight of my life.”

DeChambeau has proved a hugely popular figure this season and he praised the fans who had supported him all week.

“You are the best fans in the world and I can’t thank you enough. I want you guys to all somehow touch this trophy tonight and be part of the after party.”

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