When Rory McIlroy opened the US PGA Tour's Travelers Championship in 3-under 67, it seemed like he was finally going to contend again. Two days later, he appeared totally lost.
So it’s only fitting in this week that’s been all over the place for McIlroy that he ended it with fireworks on Sunday.
The Northern Irishman fired a final-round 6-under 64 at TPC River Highlands, birdieing seven of his first 15 holes and hitting his first 17 greens in regulation. Only a sloppy bogey at the last prevented his scorecard from being flawless.
Even with that closing bogey, McIlroy rocketed up the leaderboard. When he reached the clubhouse, McIlroy had jumped 49 spots on the day to a tie for 11th. Oh, and he did it with a third putter in three days, too.