McIlroy in positive Houston finish

Published Monday, 07 April 2014
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Rory McIlroy gave himself a boost ahead of the Masters by firing a closing round of 65 to take a share of seventh spot in the Houston Open.

McIlroy in positive Houston finish
Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the twelfth hole during round three. (© Getty)

McIlroy produced a bogey-free round and matched the low score of the week.

He finished six shots behind the winner, Matt Jones of Australia.

Saturday's round of 74 had left the Holywood player down in 37th spot but he produced a positive closing round.

"It was a good way to end the week, obviously," McIlroy said on the PGA Tour website.

"I wanted to shoot something in the 60s at least today to give me some positive vibes going into Augusta. I played really well, played really solid from tee-to-green again.

"I holed the putts that I felt I should hole and just kept the ball in play all day. Every time I hit it pretty close, within 10 feet, I holed the putt. It was great to see a few putts like that drop. It's a nice bit of confidence going into next week."

Saturday's 74 had left McIlroy down in 37th place, and although he did enough to climb back into a tie for seventh, his attention had already switched to the Masters.

"I'm happy with how this week went, even though I didn't quite do what I wanted to do in terms of getting in contention," he said.

"But I sort of made up for it today. I couldn't be in a better mood getting on the plane and heading over (to Augusta) tonight."

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Michael in northern Ireland wrote (108 days ago):
keep up the great work
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