In this week’s edition of “Professional golfers: They’re just like us,” we take a look at Rory McIlroy early Saturday morning at the Northern Trust.
The defending FedEx Cup champion took a step forward on Moving Day on the first hole with a birdie. He immediately took four steps back – almost literally into a hazard – on the very next hole.
From the left rough on the par-5 second, McIlroy tried to make some magic from 221 yards and barely avoided the water hazard that guards the green. He couldn’t avoid it on his third shot. With his ball inside the penalty area, McIlroy took a hack but the ball ricocheted off a rock and went backwards into the hazard.
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McIlroy then had to walk back to the drop zone on the other side of the hazard, dropped at 110 yards, and from there he proceeded to make triple bogey for what might be the most interesting hole of golf we’ll see all day. The No. 3-ranked player in the world then birdied his next hole, the par-3 third, before making a second triple bogey two holes later on No. 6.
By: Adam Woodard
Title: Rory McIlroy chips ball backwards into hazard, makes triple-bogey 8 Saturday at Northern Trust
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Published Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 13:36:27 +0000