America76 strokes on April 8 was Rory McIlroy’s worst opening round achievement through 13 exclusive major events of Augusta National Stadium, par72.
After the par chain through the first four holes, the Northern Ireland golfer continuously bogey the 5-7 holes. In the third bogey, he deflects, into the thin rough grass on the left side of the fairway. The player born in 1989 launched a second shot, but the ball hit his father’s foot – Gerry McIlroy was standing near the edge of the green right.
Then, Rory McIlroy he entered the pits, 13.4 meters away and finished after two shots.
Finished birdie hole 8, he left three bogeys in the next five holes. To hole 15, the Northern Ireland golfer scored the second birdie. The remaining three holes are par.
With a score of +4, McIlroy stood at T60 while Masters 2021 – the 85th tournament brought together 88 players. The top of the table belongs to Justin Rose at -7. In the opening stage, McIlroy averaged 303 yards, hit 9 out of 14 fairways, went green according to the standard of 10 holes.
McIlroy first competed for Masters in 2009, hitting the T20 finish. In 13 times to attend the tournament, he cut out 11 times, and the bottom of 18 holes happened in 2011 – 80 strokes on closing day.
Last year, this event took place in November due to the Covid-19 influence. At that time, McIlroy hit 75 strokes of the first match after finishing T5 at -11, nine strokes behind Dustin Johnson on the coronation podium. This year, Johnson stood T30 (+2) after 18 holes.
For the past two weeks, McIlroy has improved his swinging technique with coach Pete Cowen. He was engrossed on the training ground in the days near Masters, but was not “on form” in the first round.
“This field is especially difficult, especially when the ball is on a slope and on the foot is about 0.6 meters. I have the situation like that in hole 13. On a flat training ground, every shot is perfect, but on the main court. Out of the terrain, hit and wind, “McIlroy lamented about rediscovering the swing performance. British bogey hole 13.
Even so, the golfer who has accumulated 106 weeks at the top of the world rankings is satisfied with several professional highlights, including going green with a 14th wedge, playing with a driver at hole 15 and entering the hole with a 7 iron. and use iron number 9 for the first hole 16, par3. These three holes, he in turn par-birdie-par.
“I have been able to catch the rhythm and look forward to keeping the momentum going,” McIlroy said optimistic.
Yesterday, McIlroy came six bogeys. Particularly the third bogey at hole 7, after deflecting the fairway and going green but hit the father. “With the ball at the time I could only aim at my dad. It was straight. Dad ‘got hit’ but didn’t limp. Everything was fine,” McIlroy said of the “stray.”
Usually, the PGA Tour golfer signs gloves or balls as gifts to apologize every time they hit the audience. “Dad has seen me sign these for many years. So now maybe he just needs to apply ice or I’ll sign a bag of frozen beans for you to use,” McIlroy joked.
McIlroy has spent 13 years of professional golf, winning four major in 18 PGA Tour wins and 14 European Tour Cup. He holds PGA Championship 2012 and 2014, US Open 2011 and The Open Championship 2014. Among the traditional major quartet, McIlroy lacks Masters.
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