One little problem: His putter didn’t cooperate.
A second consecutive score of 1-over 73 left McIlroy just outside the top-10 on the final leaderboard. His Sunday round included four birdies, but they were offset by three bogeys and a double.
Still, he saw reason for optimism entering the upcoming Players Championship.
“Tee to Green it was really good,” he said. “I got a good feeling. I'm doing well and looking forward to doing well at Sawgrass next week. Hopefully, I can take the good things from this week into that next week.”