K Club collapse for McIlroy in the Irish Open

K Club collapse for McIlroy in the Irish Open

SWEDEN'S Vincent Norrman won the Horizon Irish Open title at the weekend, finishing at 14 under par at the K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare.

Rory McIlroy, the world’s number 2, could only finish in 16th place after a disastrous collapse on the final day.

It seem to be going well for Rory McIlroy at the Horizon Irish Open until day 4.

He was sharing the lead at the K Club at 13 under but found water at the seventh with his approach.

The world no. 2 replicated this at the 11th for a bogey, before compounding it on the 16th hole with a triple bogey. McIlroy finished with a birdie at the 18th giving a him a 74 and a shared 16th place - five shots off the pace.

His lead had dwindled away and Vincent Norrman made up six places with a closing round of 65 to take the Irish title with a total of 14 under par. The 25-year-old from Stockholm turned professional in 2021. The Irish Open title is his biggest win to date — he wins €951,046.98.

Shane Lowry was the highest placed Irish player – at 4 under he finished in a four-way tie for third place to pocket €266,293.15.

The German Hurly Long took second place, and New Zealand’s Ryan Fox was in third place.