WATCH: Rory McIlroy’s heartbreaking reaction after Bryson DeChambeau putted to secure 2024 US Open victory 

U.S. Open - Final Round
U.S. Open - Final Round (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau were neck and neck throughout the final round at the 124th US Open at Pinehurst No.2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. However, DeChambeau emerged victorious and won his second US Open title on Sunday, June 16. On the other hand, the wait for Mcllroy's first Major win since 2014 continues to extend.

After Bryson DeChambeau putted to secure the US Open 2024, the Northern Irishman's heartbreaking reaction was captured by camera as he saw his hopes of victory slip away. The video of his reaction when Mcllroy dropped his head in profound disappointment can be watched below:

Rory McIlroy finished 1-under 69, two shots better than DeChambeau in the final round but the LIV Golfer's lead of three strokes going into the final day couldn't be attained at Pinehurst on Sunday.

On the front nine, the 35-year-old secured two birdies on the 1st and 9th holes and a bogey on par-5 5th. On the back nine, Mcllroy carded three birdies on 10th, 12th and 13th holes but three bogeys on 15th, 16th and 18th holes.

The major disappointment for the World No.2 was when he missed two putts inside 4 feet in his last three holes. He finished as a runner-up with an aggregate score of 5-under 275 in 72 holes at Pinehurst.

Bryson DeChambeau finished with 6-under 274 to win the tournament after 1-over 71 in the final round of the US Open 2024. The lowest score of 3-under 67 in the final round was scored by Russel Henley and Sam Burns.

This is Rory McIlroy's second consecutive runner-up finish at the US Open. He finished behind Wyndham Clark by one stroke last year as well, when the tournament took place in Los Angeles. Further, this is Mcllroy's sixth consecutive top-10 finish at the US Open.

His performance in the US Open since his debut in 2010 is as follows:

  • 2009: T10
  • 2010: CUT
  • 2011: 1
  • 2012: CUT
  • 2013: T41
  • 2014: T23
  • 2015: T9
  • 2016: CUT
  • 2017: CUT
  • 2018: CUT
  • 2019: T9
  • 2020: T8
  • 2021: T7
  • 2022: T5
  • 2023: 2
  • 2024: 2

Mcllroy didn't meet the media after the tournament and left the course. He won $2,322,000 out of the $21.5 million money doled out for the field.

A look at Rory McIlroy's Majors drought and performance in 2024

Rory McIlroy last won Major in 2014 PGA Championship by one stroke over Phil Mickelson by one stroke. Since then, he has failed to clinch another Major win. Since 2015, Mcllroy has had 11 top-5 finishes in Majors but hasn't achieved success.

Rory McIlroy has had an amazing 2024 season so far. He has had six top-10 finishes and 13 top-25 finishes this year. He has had two individual wins at the Wells Fargo Championship and Hero Dubai Desert Classic. He also won the PGA Tour lone team event Zurich Classic of New Orleans with Shane Lowry.

Let's take a look at Rory McIlroy's performance in the 2024 season so far:

2024 PGA TOUR Tournaments

  1. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: T66 (71-74-69, 214, -2)
  2. The Genesis Invitational: T24 (74-66-69-70, 279, -5)
  3. Cognizant Classic: T21 (67-67-72-68, 274, -10)
  4. Arnold Palmer Invitational pres. by Mastercard: T21 (73-70-68-76, 287, -1)
  5. THE PLAYERS Championship: T19 (65-73-69-72, 279, -9)
  6. Valero Texas Open: 3 (69-70-72-66, 277, -11)
  7. Masters Tournament: T22 (71-77-71-73, 292, +4)
  8. RBC Heritage: T33 (67-68-68-74, 277, -7)
  9. Wells Fargo Championship: 1 (67-68-67-65, 267, -17)
  10. PGA Championship: T12 (66-71-68-67, 272, -12)
  11. RBC Canadian Open: T4 (66-72-65-64, 267, -13)
  12. the Memorial Tournament pres. by Workday: T15 (70-71-73-76, 290, +2)
  13. U.S. Open: 2 (65-72-69-69, 275, -5)

2023-24 DP World Tournaments

  1. Dubai Invitational: T2 (62-70-67-67, 266, -18)
  2. Hero Dubai Desert Classic: 1 (71-70-63-70, 274, -14)

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Edited by Neelabhra Roy
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