McIlroy was cruising today.
After hitting an eight under 62 yesterday, McIlroy carried on where he left off and was five under through 11 in his second round at the Traveler's Championship on the PGA Tour.
Then came the par-4 12th. His first drive went way OB left and his next (his third off the tee) went way right. It gave him an awkward approach which he sent long into a bunker. From there he went over the green and his next chip was just as bad, leaving him just off the green after 6 shots. He managed to get up and down.
Golf. Is. Hard.
Quadruple bogey for Rory McIlroy on 12. pic.twitter.com/n8cwaZXHh9
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 24, 2022
After putting his approach on the par-3 11th just feet from the flag, it was a shocking fall from grace for McIlroy.
After his quadruple he messed up the par 5 13th when he failed to hit the green after having just a 5 iron in. On the 14th he had another fantastic birdie opportunity but his putt missed by millimetres.
At the time of writing he is tied-2nd in a group which is four shots off the lead of Xander Schaufflle.
He is still right in contention McIlroy as his run of excellent form continues. Also, with each good finish it feels like he is getting one over on Greg Norman and the LIV Tour.
Just yesterday he issued a call to his fellow pros to go and earn their money on the PGA Tour.
"Even though [world No 1 and Masters champion] Scottie Scheffler has made $13m this season and it’s only June.
There’s opportunities to make a lot of money out here but like everything always has been in golf, it has to be earned.
Some of these changes to the schedule and some of these increases in prize funds I’m sure [will cause] some guys that were thinking about it to think twice and maybe reconsider their decision."