Rory McIlroy and Seamus Power Finish in Top 10 at US PGA Championship

McIlroy and Power

May 22, 2022 By Brandon O’Neill

County Down’s Rory McIlroy and Waterford’s Seamus Power finished in the top 10 at the US PGA Championship in Oklahoma Sunday — with first place eventually going to American Justin Thomas after a dramatic playoff.

McIlroy surged up the leaderboard Sunday with a final round of 68 to finish 2 under for the tournament and tied for eighth place.

He pipped Power who finished one place back in a tie for ninth after his final round of 72 left him on 1-under.

Power started the day in a tie for 6th on 3-under but was unable to get into contention at the summit in what was his second-ever major. The 35-year-old suffered an early setback with a double bogey on the par-four 2nd as he found water with his drive.

He notched 15 pars, one birdie, one bogey and one double bogey.

Shane Lowry finished in a tie for 23rd after his final round of 69 that brought him to 2-over for the tournament.

Thomas beat Will Zalatoris in a three-hole playoff after the pair both carded 5-under.

They played the 13th, 17th and 18th holes. Both birdied the par-five 13th before Thomas made a crucial breakthrough with a birdie on the 17th, which Zalatoris parred.

Thomas parred the last to secure an unlikely victory in a day where started seven shots back — one behind Power — but fired a 67 to propel himself into contention.

Thomas’ seven-stroke comeback win marked the largest 54-hole comeback to win a major championship since the 1999 Open Championship.

It was just the sixth time in history that a golfer won a major after trailing by seven strokes or more entering the final round.

Watch Rory McIlroy’s Round 4 US PGA Championship Highlights Here

Watch Justin Thomas’ Round 4 US PGA Championship Highlights Here