| CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland, Sept 6
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland, Sept 6 Briton
Rory McIlroy consolidated his third place on Europe's money-list
(Race to Dubai) with a scintillating closing seven-under 64 in
Sunday's European Masters.
Last year's runner-up in Switzerland hit an eagle and eight
birdies to tie for seventh with a total of 12-under 272 but was
annoyed not to finish better after being upset by a photographer
on the last hole.
"I was annoyed with myself because I was looking for a
birdie on the last after playing so well," the 20-year-old
Northern Irishman told reporters after bogeying the 18th with a
"But this cameraman was annoying me before I teed off and
then he clicked on my way down. Some photographers don't know
golf, that's the trouble."
With Race to Dubai leader Martin Kaymer of Germany injured
and not likely to play for at least another two weeks and
second-placed Paul Casey of Britain only just recovering from
injury, McIlroy could have made a significant move on the pair
in next week's Mercedes Masters in Cologne.
However, instead of playing in Germany, McIlroy has opted to
play in the non-European Tour event Korean Open next week.
"I still have the Dunhill Links, Portugal, Matchplay,
Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dubai, so there will be plenty of chances
for me," he said.
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