Few things in golf beat a walk-off hole out from off the green, and this is exactly what Rory McIlroy produced on the 18th hole in the second round of the BMW Championship.
The chip-in birdie left McIlroy in a tie for sixth spot, just two shots off leader Adam Scott on eight under par. Scott also double-bogeyed the 17th, keeping the chasing pack in touch and making for a very interesting moving day this evening.
McIlroy has been driving the ball superbly over the first two days, on a course that strongly suits his aggressive plays off the tee. However, a poor triple bogey in the first round will linger in the back of his mind, as the only major blight on a fairly flawless scorecard.
Rory McIlroy The Good And The Bad
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En (-6) a un solo golpe del líder, Rory McIlroy hace triple bogey al 15 para caer a (-3). 😳pic.twitter.com/i2T5Pyo0Lf
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Shane Lowry lies just outside the top-10 after a middling round of level par. What does make for good reading however is his position in the FedEx Cup projected standings.
Coming into this week's tournament, Lowry lay outside the top 30, who will qualify for the season ending Tour Championship next week, but has crept inside the cut mark in the projected leaderboard.
Seamus Power shot an impressive round of three under par, leaving him in a tie for 22nd on three under overall. Power is one spot ahead of Lowry in the current FedEx Cup standings, in 37th spot. He will have to finish in or around the top-10 this week if he is break into the top 30.
The top 10 in the tournament leaderboard includes some of the world's leading players such as no. 1 Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffle, and Patrick Cantlay.