Sensational Rory McIlroy storms home to win Canadian Open by seven shots Sensational Rory McIlroy storms home to win Canadian Open by seven shots
Shane Lowry finished tied for second in the last tournament before the US Open Sensational Rory McIlroy storms home to win Canadian Open by seven shots
Donal Moloney: Limerick defeat was 'low day' for Clare hurling
Graeme McDowell: US Open course at Pebble Beach 'suits me'

Ahead of the US Open which gets underway on Thursday, Rory McIlroy sent a message to the world of golf as the Ulster man romped home, claiming the Canadian Open title winning by seven strokes.

McIlroy shot an exceptional final round 61 to claim the title as he looked in dominant form ahead of the next week’s Major at Pebble Beach.

McIlroy had a chance for a historic 59 – an eagle on 17 meaning a birdie on the last would have made him the tenth player to post a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour.

Shane Lowry finished tied for second after hitting 66 and 67 in the weekend rounds. He shared the runner-up spot with Webb Simpson.

It was also a successful week for Graeme McDowell who finished tied for eighth on -10.

Donal Moloney: Limerick defeat was 'low day' for Clare hurling
Graeme McDowell: US Open course at Pebble Beach 'suits me'