McIlroy followed a second-place finish at The Masters and an eighth-place finish at the PGA Championship to earn a share of fifth place at The Country Club,

his fourth consecutive top-10 finish at the US Open, and finish the week four shots behind Matt. Fitzpatrick

Rory McIlroy believes his major drought is coming to an end after he had to settle for a top-five finish at the 122nd US Open.

McIlroy went three shots back into the final day and got off to a dream start with an opening birdie on the hole, but mixed five birdies with four bogeys in a busy final round of 69.

The Northern Irishman finished four shots back in the joint fifth as Matt Fitzpatrick secured his first major win. McIlroy was pleased with his performance.

"I'll look at it as another missed opportunity, just like I did at Southern Hills, but missed opportunities are better than not playing at all," McIlroy said. "So that's a positive.

. I've got to stay patient at the moment because if I stay in position sooner or later it's going to be my day and I'm going to get it."

"It's not a win, it's not a bust. It's not like where I finished today was the same as not playing on the weekend. If I look back, I'll remember the fifth place I had in Brookline.