McIlroy Finishes Second in Korea

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A final-round 67 helped Rory McIlroy to second place behind winner Sung-hoon Kang at the Kolon Korea Open.

The Northern Irishman was left to rue a 75 the day before that left him with too much to do in the final round - though he says he's satisfied with finishing just one shot off the pace in his first tournament back after a month-long lay-off.

The good news for McIlroy is that his swing performed well, with only some indifferent form on the greens holding him back.

As he prepares for the European Tour's closing four-week stretch which starts on Thursday in Shanghai at the BMW Masters, McIlroy feels his game is in good shape.

"I could have shot anything, absolutely anything," McIlroy said after his round. "I only missed two greens and had so many chances, but it was like the story of yesterday - I just didn't hole enough putts.

"I created so many more chances today that it could have been 61, 62. It just wasn't to be. I didn't birdie any of the par fives which was disappointing. It was tough. I felt like it could have been so much lower the last couple of days.

"A little frustrating, but I'm happy with how I hit it. I hit the ball really well off the tee and my iron play was very solid as well. I feel like my game is in good shape going into the next few weeks, and that's a good thing.

"If I keep giving myself all those birdie chances, sooner or later I'm going to start holing a few. I'll work on my putting over the next couple of days and get ready for Shanghai."

Winner Kang was able to take full advantage of overnight leader Hyung-tae Kim's collapse.

Kim's four-shot lead evaporated as he struggled to six-over 77, falling back into a tie for second alongside McIlroy as Kang sealed the title with a closing birdie.

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