Rory McIlroy’s struggles on the PGA Tour this season have been well documented, and they continued during the first round of the British Open on Thursday morning. McIlroy shot a 79 in the opening round at Muirfield to finish at 8-over on the day. At one point, he even putted the ball into a bunker.
McIlroy decided to putt from the fringe on the 15th, and he put a bit too much speed behind it. The ball went cruising past the flag and into one of Muirfield’s dreaded bunkers. He ended up with a double-bogey, which was his second of the day on the back nine.
The 23-year-old has a lot of work to do if he wants to make the cut on Friday, as his opening-round stinker has placed him near dead last in the field. It looks like he may want to schedule another meeting with Nike about his clubs.
GIF via SB Nation