Rory McIlroy nearly aced his final hole Friday, striping a 153-yard approach on No. 9 to a hot dog’s length. The closing birdie amounted to whipped cream on a pile of trash.
Playing partner Jason Day finished with a bogey, and the two major champions strolled off together.
“Get ’em next time, boys!” a spectator hollered.
As Day arrived at the Erin Hills scoring area, 4-year-old Dash jumped into his father’s arms.
“Daddy, are we going home?” he asked.
Shockingly enough, the answer was yes.
The world’s No. 2- and No. 3-ranked players, McIlroy and Day, headed home before moving day.
Fellow major champions Danny Willett, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker,...