Rory McIlroy heaps praise on British Masters winner Paul Dunne after World No 6 impressed in Newcastle but could not match Irish star

RORY MCILROY paid “spectacular” Paul Dunne the most important  praise of his life after the  Dubliner emerged triumphant in their epic last-spherical battle on the British Masters.

World No 6 McIlroy shot a remaining-spherical sixty three to finish the bottom  weekend rating of his stellar profession, taking simply 127 photographs in Newcastle.

 Rory McIlroy has been full of praise for Paul Dunne

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Rory McIlroy has been filled with praise for Paul Dunne
 Paul Dunne shot the lowest round of the week with a nine- under-par 61

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Paul Dunne shot the bottom spherical of the week with a 9- underneath-par sixty one

But he nonetheless completed three photographs adrift of Dunne, 24, who shot the bottom spherical of the week with a 9- underneath-par sixty one, and coated the ultimate 36 holes in simply 126 blows!

McIlroy commented: “I did every little thing I got down to do ­— I set myself a goal of attending to 17 beneath par heading into the again 9, as a result of I felt that rating would have an excellent probability, and I used to be capable of get to that quantity.

“Once you begin the ultimate spherical two off the lead and shoot seven beneath it’s a must to like your possibilities.

“But the truth that I got here up nicely brief exhibits simply how extremely spectacular Paul’s efficiency was.

“I don’t assume I could have carried out  something extra and also you simply have to simply accept that one thing fairly near your greatest golf typically isn’t ok.

“And Paul deserves this.

 Rory McIlroy shot a final-round 63 to complete the lowest weekend score of his career

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Rory McIlroy shot a last-spherical sixty three to finish the bottom weekend rating of his profession
 Paul Dunne won the British Masters in Newcastle

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Paul Dunne gained the British Masters in Newcastle

"He works extremely exhausting at his recreation and I absolutely anticipate him to kick on after this and clock up extra wins.

“He’s often one of many first guys on the market practising and there have been fairly a number of events once I’ve arrived after him and seen him nonetheless working his socks off once I’m leaving.

“And to earn your first win in that trend — capturing a bogey-free sixty one and  ending birdie-birdie when the strain was actually on him — exhibits he performed unbelievable golf.”

McIlroy conjured up 5 birdies in his last seven holes to shut to inside a shot of Dunne because the second-yr professional stood on the seventeenth tee.

Dunne gave himself some respiration area with a birdie on the driveable seventeenth.

"But his supporters nonetheless had their hearts in their mouths when he missed the inexperienced on the par three 18th, and his ball settled in the tough between two massive bunkers.

But he produced the chip of his life to say his seventh birdie, to go together with an eagle on the par 5 sixth, and the £500,000 first prize was his.

He commented: “The cash is good but the perfect a part of being a golfer is that I do one thing I really like fairly than having to take a seat behind a desk.

“Once I made that eagle to play the primary six holes in 5 beneath I knew I used to be two or three clear, and I used to be additionally conscious of how arduous Rory was pushing over the closing holes.

“But you must anticipate that. And it’s not nearly beating Rory — there have been a load of prime gamers from the world’s prime 50 right here. Beating a area of that high quality is nice for my  confidence going ahead.”

RORY MCILROY paid “spectacular” Paul Dunne the most important  praise of his life after the  Dubliner emerged triumphant in their epic last-spherical battle on the British Masters.

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