Rory McIlroy’s private jet spotted leaving Pinehurst moments after his heartbreaking loss at US Open 2024

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Rory McIlroy's private jet spotted leaving Pinehurst (Image via Getty, Facebook @RoryMcIlroy)

Rory McIlroy's private jet was spotted leaving for his home in Florida soon after the Northern Irish golfer played his last shot at the 2024 US Open. McIlroy had a nightmare at last week's Major.

He was in contention to break his decade-long winless streak in Mjaors at the US Open, but a few bad shots on the final holes ended his chances of winning. He made three bogeys in the last four holes, finishing just one stroke behind Bryson DeChambeau.

Following his disappointing outing, Rory McIlroy did not wait to give an interview and walked out of the resort. Radar Atlas reported that his private jet left Pinehurst at 7:29 p.m. ET for West Palm Beach, Florida.

Rory McIlroy last won a Major in 2014 and has been seeking to add another Major title to his accolades since then. He was the runner-up at the US Open in 2023, and once again, things did not work out for him last week as he finished in second place.

A quick recap of Rory McIlroy's performance at the US Open 2024

Rory McIlroy put on a decent show at the 2024 US Open. He was impressive from the beginning of the tournament and maintained his good form until his heartbreaking struggle on the final four holes.

McIlroy started with a round of 5-under 65, playing a bogey-free round to start his game at the Major. He carded an impressive five birdies in the first round. However, in the second round, he struggled on a few holes and made only one birdie. He shot three bogeys along with a birdie to score 2-over 72.

In the third round, Rory McIlroy displayed an amazing performance, shooting four birdies and three bogeys to score 1-under 69. He followed this with another round of 69 in the final round.

McIlroy finished with a score of -5, just one stroke behind the winner, Bryson DeChambeau. Following the win, DeChambeau spoke about McIlroy's performance and said (via ESPN):

"Rory is one of the best to ever play. He'll win multiple more major championships. There's no doubt. I think that fire in him is going to continue to grow."

Rory McIlroy has won four Majors in his career and has been in great form this season. He has won two PGA Tour events in 2024 but had a sad outing at the 2024 US Open.

Meanwhile, DeChambeau won his second Major last week. Tony Finau tied for third place with Patrick Cantlay, while Matthieu Pavon had a solo fifth-position finish at the 2024 US Open. Hideki Matsuyama finished in sixth place, and Xander Schauffele tied with Russell Henley for seventh place.

Moving ahead, Rory McIlroy is slated to compete in the upcoming Signature event, the Travelers Championship.

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Edited by Vaishnavi Iyer
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