Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) is having a difficult day at the PGA Championship (total prize money of 15 million dollars).
McIlroy cut 1 stroke by tying 5 birdies and 4 bogeys in the 3rd round of the PGA Championship, the second major tournament of the season held at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70) in Rochester, New York on the 21st (Korean time).
McIlroy, who recorded an interim total of 1 under par 209, slightly raised the ranking to 7th alone. There is a slight gap with Brooks Koepka (USA), the sole leader, with a gap of 5 strokes, but it is not without a chance to win because it is a difficult course worthy of a major tournament.
McIlroy is experiencing a lot of toxic minor happenings in this tournament. In the second round, when he missed his tee shot, he cursed at himself for making the shot weird, but it was broadcast as it was. Also, like a major tournament, the course was set up very difficult, but it rained heavily.
The performance on this day was also ‘pongdang pongdang’. The fairway landing rate was 42.86% and the green hit rate was only 55.55%, but the average number of putts was 1.5 and the number of putts in the third round was 25.
McIlroy, who seemed to get off to a good start by catching birdies on holes 3 (par 3) and 5 (par 3) in the first half, made a bogey on hole 6 (par 4) and then lost flow with consecutive bogeys on holes 8 and 9.
However, after catching consecutive birdies on holes 12 and 13 in the second half, he also added a birdie on hole 16 (par 4). However, he finished with a bogey on the 17th hole (par 4).
McIlroy, who was in shock after missing the cut at the Masters, the first major tournament of the season, was determined to produce a different result from the Masters this time. In the PGA Championship, it is not as broken as it was in the Masters. 먹튀검증
U.S. Golf Digest described McIlroy struggling at the PGA Championship as a ‘Rory Coaster’ and said, “McIlroy, who survived the downpour, has a slight chance of winning. But it’s been this way for years. Even if he comes close to first place in the majors, McIlroy has a slight chance of winning. There seems to be a force of gravity pulling him down.”
McIlroy said: “My game wasn’t great, but I held up. I made some good putts and scored well. I think the physicality is more important in this week’s game, and I did well on that. Keep your hopes up. must do,” he said.