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Watch: Rory McIlroy Finds Water Twice At One Hole During Nightmare Round

Watch: Rory McIlroy Finds Water Twice At One Hole During Nightmare Round
By Maurice Brosnan
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Rory McIlroy's WGC-HSBC Champions hopes took a huge dent today as he shot a dreadful front nine during his second round.

His first nine holes included a triple bogey, a double bogey and two more bogeys. He recovered in the latter half of his round but remains T58 and sixteen shots off leader Tony Finau.

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In what is undoubtedly one of the worst rounds he will card this year, the Shanghai course immediately proved difficult and he found water on the second. A decent drive was followed by a pitch into the water but it got worse from there for the world number five. His chip after the drop-shot rolled back down into the water.

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He managed to stem the tide on the ninth, and claw it back to +4.

Yet after stringing together a run of birdies, further bogeys to close the round saw him card a 77.

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