It was deja vu all over again for Rory McIlroy when a bad shot ended his chance of a major win in a golf tournament.

This week McIlroy stood on the 18th at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur needing a birdie on the par 5 to get into a playoff.

However, history repeated itself as he drove his second shot too far to the right and was unable to beat par.

Depsite the second setback the Northern Ireland phenom remained his third place finish at the Malaysian Open.

"Obviously at this moment I'm pretty disappointed, but it was a good week," McIlroy said. "I started out really well and to shoot the scores I did considering the traveling is a pretty good effort. ... I'm proud of myself at how I picked myself up from last week and the way I came back on the back nine today."

Italian teenager Matteo Manassero had a one shot victory at the tournament.