Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), ranked third in the world, sought revenge after failing in the Masters Cut, but had a difficult day.
McIlroy committed 4 bogies in the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship, a special tournament on the PGA Tour held at the Quail Hallo 메이저놀이터Club (par 71) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time), while making 2 birdies. , and lost 2 strokes. McIlroy, who had a total of 1 under par in rounds 1 and 2, managed to advance to the final round with a chin-up to the cut baseline of 1 under par. It is tied for 55th, with a gap of 7 strokes from Tyrrell Hatton (England) and other leading groups (8 under par) and 5 strokes from the joint 10th place group (6 under par) such as Lee Gyeong-hoon.
McIlroy, who competed in the Masters. [Photo by Getty Images]
McIlroy challenged the grand slam at the Masters, the first major tournament of the season in April, but accepted the shocking report card of missing the cut with 5 over par for two days. After that, after about a month, he returned through the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy also revealed his feelings during the event’s official press conference, saying, “I needed time for mental health.”
McIlroy, who won the Wells Fargo Championship three times, hit 4 birdies and 1 bogey on the first day of the tournament and got off to a fresh start with a tie for 16th place (3 under par). However, in the second round, he again struggled with shots and scored low in most indicators. The fairway landing rate was 35.71% (tied for 136th), the green hit rate was only 55.56% (tied for 107th), and the average number of putts was also 1.9 (tied for 120th), which was the lowest.
Wells Fargo Championship 2R McIlroy. [Photo by Getty Images]
However, there are two days left in the tournament, and McIlroy holds the course records for 18 holes (61 pars) and 72 holes (267 pars) in this tournament, so he is well suited to the course, so he can rebound in the remaining rounds. There are plenty of possibilities. It is expected that the key will be how to overcome the shot hunting.
Will McIlroy be able to regain his strength in the finals? JTBC Golf & Sports will broadcast the third round of the tournament live from 2:00 am on the 7th.