‘Frustrated’ Rory McIlroy Puts Hole In Partition

‘Frustrated’ Rory McIlroy Puts Hole In Partition Getty Images

Through one round at the BMW Championship, Rory McIlroy, to no one’s surprise, is in the lead. He carded a 3-under-par 67, tied with Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland.

But the world’s No. 1 player was “a little frustrated” afterward. That’s because through 15 holes he was 5-under. Two bogeys in his final three holes capped his day.

“I feel like it should have been better than what I finished,” McIlroy said. “A sloppy bogey or two out there. … But you can see by the scores, it’s pretty tricky out there and low scores aren’t really too easy to come by. So a 67 is a really good start, even though it could have been a bit better.”

It would have been a bit worse had McIlroy let his frustration overtake him. On the par-4, 448-yard 16th, his seventh hole of the day after starting on No. 10, McIlroy shanked his drive on the dogleg right. He then took another swing – this time punching his club into a cardboard partition, according to a fan. Here’s the aftermath:

Rory McIlroy hole

He’d go on to make par on the hole, and then birdie No. 17 to move to 2-under. After McIlroy made the turn, he birdied Nos. 1, 2 and 3. And on the fifth hole, he saved par after this masterful shot:

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