Rory McIlroy feels ‘a little lost,’ misses cut at Irish Open
Rory McIlroy admitted to feeling “a little lost” as he struggles to find the form that helped him become the No. 1 golfer in the world.
The Northern Irishman shot a 2-over 74 in the first round of the Irish Open on Thursday, and an even par 72 in the second round on Friday, which resulted in him missing the cut.
“I don’t really know,” McIlroy answered when asked why everything isn’t clicking. “I guess I’m just not … no aspects of my game are standing out that are strong. I don’t know, I feel a little lost at the moment.
“It’s frustrating, but I just gotta try and play and keep trying to shoot good scores. Hopefully it will turn around, but it’s obviously not much fun when you’re going out and trying to play well and shooting the scores I’m shooting every time.”
McIlroy has missed the cut at all three European Tour events he has played this year. Though he has performed below expectations at both majors this season, finishing 41st at the US Open and 25th at the Masters, McIlroy did finish second at the Valero Texas Open in April and eighth at both The Players and WGC Cadillac Championship. We expect higher finishes from him, but that’s not bad.
Last year McIlroy rallied at the end of the season. He won the PGA Championship, the Deutsche Bank Championship, and the BMW Championship all in August and September. Maybe the same thing will happen this year, though, with the way he’s played since switching to Nike, we’re not counting on a big turnaround.