Rory McIlroy sinks 55-foot eagle putt to climb The Open leaderboard

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Rory McIlroy sank a 55-foot eagle putt on the 14th hole at The Open Championship at Carnoustie to improve to 6-under and climb the leaderboard. McIlroy started the day tied for sixth at 5-under and four strokes behind the leaders but his 1-under round allowed him to improve four spots to a four-way tie for second.

He finished two strokes behind winner Francesco Molinari, who won at 8-under.

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McIlroy birdied the 14th hole in each of the first three rounds but his long putt on Sunday gave him his first eagle at The 147th Open Championship.

Watch his long eagle putt below.