Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy inserts another resounding record among his triumphal processions as he proved anew his kind of game in the recent Honda Classic.
As remembered, the 24-year old golfer might have walked off last year but now recovers his comfortable play, preserving his status after winning the US PGA and two FedEx events 18 months ago. The County Down guy looks invincible on a demanding PGA National track that’s custom-made for his powerful game.
[goingout to="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_McIlroy"]McIlroy[/goingout] marked the first anniversary of the breakdown by returning from a shoddy start to add a transcendent 66 to his opening 63 to get the clubhouse margin on 11-under-pae 129.
He was single stroke clear of Zimbabwe’s pride Brendon de Jonge, bogeying his final hole for a 64, two behind after a 68 for Russell Henly, 65 for Lee Eastwood, and Russell Knox who also shot 63, three back on seven under.
For now, the new test for McIlroy is to finish the job after falling short to take advantage of fast starts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi earlier this year. He said that this is the second straight tournament where he opened with a 63. Further, McIlroy expressed that he is hopeful to transform good starts into winning moments,
In his interview, McIlroy admitted that he wasn’t quite comfortable with his golf swing last year. He was planning to alter equipment since he wasn’t able to take full control with his performance. “This year is obviously a lot different. I had a great start and I’m confident”, the Holywood-born golfer said.
For the second year running, he began his second round badly but instead of caving in, he flourished. On a cold, humid morning, poor drives on his initial four holes led to bogeys at the 11th and 12th and he had to hole 6-footer for par at the 14th only to pass up going three for the day.
Threatening when he is in the groove with the long clubs, McIlroy is even more intimidating when he’s putting well and his list of just 49 putts for the first 36 holes is really a bad news for the opponent.
He said that he’s confident and 49 putts is one of the lowest putting figures after having 36 in his career. As for his return from those early bogeys, McIlroy thinks that it’s just an indication of a little more maturity for his sporting focus and passion.
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