Rory McIlroy says his game is 'nowhere' near it needs to be as he revealed he is happy for Brooks Koepka 'regardless of the LIV thing'.
McIlroy, 34, had an extremely up-and-down week at Oak Hill and eventually posted a T-7 finish at the PGA Championship.
In the end, he finished seven strokes behind the eventual champion Koepka.
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Speaking in the immediate aftermath of another major championship disappointment, McIlroy said he would have taken the result at the start of the week.
"I'll take it, given how I'm feeling,' McIlroy told the media after he warmly congratulated Koepka with a handshake and a hug in Rochester.
McIlroy will now turn his attention to the U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club.
He told the Irish Independent's Brian Keogh that his finish was flattering and glossed over some of the cracks in his game, adding:
| Rory McIlroy says he is going to make a conscious effort to 'sidestep' the LIV Golf narrative going forward. #PGAChampionship pic.twitter.com/AY3a0ZCxt0— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) May 16, 2023
As for Koepka - who was involved in this 'awkward' moment with the PGA of America boss - McIlroy stated his victory does not give him extra motivation.
He told the paper:
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