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Gary Lineker's final round at The K Club is the worst day of golf I have ever seen.

PLENTY of viewers were left feeling it was a Sunday wasted after the final round of The Irish Open never really got going.

And you can count Gary Lineker among them as he tweeted his frustration after the rain-delayed day’s play finally drew to a close.

Tell us how you really feel Gary

The 62-year-old English football legend is well-known for being a huge golf fan

10 September 2023; Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts during the final round of the Horizon Irish Open Golf Championship at The K Club in Straffan, Kildare. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Rory McIlroy saw his challenge evaporate after hitting an EIGHT on the par five 15th hole

The MOTD host tweeted: “This might be the worst day’s golf I’ve ever seen at a professional tournament. #IrishOpen”

While it might sound a tad melodramatic on his part, in truth it was a real dud of a final day.

Swede Vincent Norrman claimed the title despite starting the day in 21st place and being in the clubhouse well ahead of the final three ball.

He was 150/1 with the bookies prior to teeing off on his final round.

He carded a final round seven-under 65 to win the event on -14.

In all honesty the players around him failed to fire after the long rain delay in Straffan, County Kildare.

Hurley Long had an opportunity to force a playoff on the last but he couldn’t sink an eagle putt to tie the Swede.

The German could only card a birdie as he finished with a round of level-par.

It was a huge week for the player who finished runner-up on -13 as he secured his status on the DP World Tour.

Shane Lowry carded a solid four-under round of 68 to finish t-3rd on twelve-under for the event as he showed some sparkling form ahead of the Ryder Cup.

The Clara star will be satisfied to silence some who questioned Luke Donald for giving him a Ryder Cup captain’s pick.

Rory McIlroy imploded mid-round after the 90-minute delay due to inclement weather.

The Holywood hotshot started well with birdies on 1 and 4 before he found the drink on the 7th as he carded a double bogey.

Another bogey on 11 gave him too much to do, and despite a birdie on 14 the Northern Irishman never looked like igniting in the heavy weather.

He once again found the water on 16 as he carded a shocking treble bogey.

He then birdied the last to finish well back in the field after a two over round to end the tournament on -9.

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