Rory comes unstuck
Just when it seemed Rory McIlroy was coping with all that Augusta could throw at him, he tumbled off The Masters leaderboard.
Just when it seemed he was coping with all that windy Augusta National could throw at him Rory McIlroy’s Masters debut went horribly wrong today.
And it appeared to leave the 19-year-old Northern Irishman shell-shocked.
Asked to speak to waiting reporters after dropping five strokes in two of the last three holes of his second round he told a club official: “I don’t feel like it right now.”
McIlroy had climbed from 39th place to sixth with a superb run that included a 10-foot eagle putt on the 13th, but then came to grief first of all with a four-putt double bogey on the short 16th.
His birdie attempt up the ridge ran eight feet past and by taking three more from there he fell back to two under – suddenly seven strokes adrift of Americans Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry.
But worse was to come. Bunkered in two on the last he left his attempted recovery in the sand, could not get close with his next and needed three more for a triple bogey seven.
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