Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy spent much of the 2018 season trying to rediscover his mojo on the United States PGA Tour, and there was some level of success along the way.
His victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was a source of tremendous encouragement. However, he only finished among the top two twice in 18 outings on Tour and could only muster a 13th place finish in the Race to the FedEx Cup.
His four tournament cuts were also somewhat of a disappointment. McIlroy ranked 56th for Strokes Gained: Approach-The-Green, ranked 97th for Strokes Gained: Putting and wasn’t particularly flash around the greens either, where he ranked 18th in the PGA Tour.
Nevertheless, there were moments throughout the season where spectators encountered glimpses of the McIlroy who took the golfing world by storm in his early 20’s. For one, he was rather magnificent off the tee, recording some exceptional driving distance throughout the campaign.
McIlroy ranked sixth for Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee and sixth for Strokes Gained: Tee-To-Green.
Here are some of his finer moments on Tour.
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