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McIlroy slips and let DeChambeau snatch the US Open title
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McIlroy came back from three shots behind, but made crucial mistakes at 16th and 18th

Rory McIlroy missed the chance to end a 10-year wait for a major title as three bogeys in his final four holes allowed Bryson DeChambeau to snatch the US Open.

McIlroy had shown vintage form, overcoming a three-shot deficit to take a two-shot lead with five holes to play. However, crucial missed short par putts on the 16th and 18th holes proved costly. DeChambeau, demonstrating his resilience, made a crucial par save when in trouble on the last hole to secure his second major championship.

DeChambeau’s pivotal moment came at the par-four 18th, where his second shot landed in a bunker 50 yards from the hole. His third shot from the sand, which he described as “the shot of my life,” set up a four-foot putt that he successfully made to clinch the title. “That was huge to get up and down and win this prestigious championship – that will be the highlight of my life,” said DeChambeau, who previously won the US Open in 2020.

This marks the fourth time McIlroy has finished second in a major since his last victory at the US PGA Championship in 2014.