Rory McIlroy says the best wave is behind him after the US PGA Championship

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Rory McIlroy's last big win came in the US PGA Championship in 2014 -13 C Morikawa (US); -11 P Casey (Eng), D Johnson (USA); -10 M Wolff, B DeChambeau, T Finau (all US), J Day (Aus); -9 J Rose (Eng), S Scheffler (USA) Selected others: -7 J Rahm (Spa), -4 I Poulter (Eng); -3 T Fleetwood (Eng), B Koepka (USA); -2 R McIlroy (NI); -1 J Thomas (USA), T Woods (USA); +3 R MacIntyre (Sco), S Lowry (Ire) Full Ranking

World Number Three Rory McIlroy says his best wave is behind him after his winless run in the majors continued with a disappointing performance at the US PGA Championship.

"Maybe I'm just not as good as I used to be," said the Northern Irishman, 31.

"I can't really put my finger on it. I go out and do my best every day. "

McIlroy was never quite a factor at San Francisco's TPC Harding Park, finishing second under par while 23-year-old American Morikawa held off a stacked standings to win a second. shots at fellow countryman Dustin Johnson and the English Paul Casey.

] The County Down man has twice won the PGA Tour FedEx Cup title – including last year – since his fourth major win six years ago and also won the prestigious Players Championship in 2019.

His 2019 campaign included a record £ 12.2 million first prize as his Tour Championship triumph earned him the FedEx Cup as well as a Canadian Open victory , where he shot a closing 61.

"I feel like the golf I've played in the majors is a bit like the golf I've played outside of them, and I've won some big events and well and had a good season last season, "added McIlroy.

"Some days I play better than others. I just have to keep going and persevere and see if I can do better next time."

Koepka quit on the last day with a twist. in TPC Harding Park after questioning Johnson & # 39; s key credentials

McIlroy & # 39; retracted & # 39; by Koepka comments

Morikawa & # 39; s first big win came with a six under 64 finish at TPC Harding Park. Time defending champion Brooks Koepka faded badly on the final day, a closing 74 that left him just one shot for McIlroy.

That followed Koepka & # 39; s post-round comments on Saturday when he highlighted Johnson & # 39; s key references amid his countryman's number of US Open triumphs in 2016.

Koepka won consecutive US Opens in 2017 and 2018 in addition to his US PGA triumphs.

McIlroy said he was "surprised" by Koepka's comments and added, "When he's trying to play mind games, he's trying to do it to the wrong person. I don't think DJ is really concerned about that.

"I definitely try to respect everyone here. Everyone is a great player. If you have won a major. championship, you are a great player.

"I mean, [it’s] is a bit hard to beat anyone [Johnson] who has 21 wins on the PGA Tour, that's three times what Brooks has."

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