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Rory McIlroy celebrates after winning the RBC Canadian Open

Ontario - Rory McIlroy fired a final round 9-under 61 on Sunday to rout

the field by seven shots at the RBC Canadian Open. McIlroy joins Tiger Woods,

Lee Trevino, Tommy Armour, Walter Hagen and Arnold Palmer as the only

players in history to win the U.S., British and Canadian Opens. Rory was

enamored with the trophy, and the names on it - Snead, Bobby Locke, Palmer,

Woods, "For me to put my name on this is something special," McIlroy said.

In his first appearance in the event, the Northern Irishman made it clear that

he wanted to add a sixth national title in his trophy case. The U.S. Open - 2011,

Open Championship - 2014, Australian Open - 2013, Irish Open - 2016 (and

Hong Kong Open) were McIlroy's previous national titles. With the result no

longer in doubt, McIlroy flirted with a different type of history late on the back

nine on Sunday.

After nine birdies and an eagle on No. 17, he was on pace for a record-setting

round. But a bogey on 16 put a 59 out of reach. His bogey on the 18th meant

that he would not match the tournament record 10-under 60 set by Brandt

Snedeker on Friday and Carl Pettersson in 2010. However, his 9 under par

final round finished off the field at 22 under par (258 total).

"Yeah, 61... it's um. Yeah," said McIlroy ."I had a chance to shoot a 59.

Sorry for being disappointed up here but I had a chance.". "I played 17

wonderful holes, I was 10 under through 17 holes. I shot 4 under through

the back nine with two bogeys, so I guess that was pretty good too."

Webb Simpson into a tie for second with Shane Lowry (67).