‘World’s No. 2’ McIlroy, ‘shock’ to lose Kurt at the Masters

April 8, 2023 0 Comments

World No. 2 Rory McIlroy (34. Northern Ireland) is likely to be eliminated from Kurt in the Masters. It was confirmed again that McIlroy, who was trying to achieve the ‘Career Grand Slam’ ahead of this tournament, was rather weak against the Masters.

McIlroy poured out 7 bogeys in the second round of the Masters tournament held at Augusta National GC (par 72, 7545 yards) in Georgia, USA on the 8th (Korean time). He only made two birdies and lost five strokes on the same day. Intermediate total 5 over par 149 strokes. The game was suspended due to bad weather, so it has not yet been confirmed, but it is a difficult score to advance to the finals.

This is McIlroy’s 15th Masters appearance. He was considered a strong contender for the championship. He also did not hide his strong will for this Masters. He is the winner of the 2011 US Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 The Open Championship and PGA Championship. He leaves the Masters as the last piece of his career grand slam that has won all four major tournaments.

However, he did not have a connection with the Masters. In the last round last year, he wielded a strong blow that reduced 7 strokes, but failed to cross the wall of Scotty Scheffler (USA) and had to finish as runner-up.

McIlroy was fully prepared for this year’s Masters. He changed his driver shaft from 44.5 inches to 44 inches, and he changed his putter to strengthen his weak putting. He used a new putter from the Dell Technologies Match Play of the PGA Tour World Golf Championship (WGC) held at the end of last month. It is a Scotty Cameron product, similar to the one he won at the 2011 US Open.

In the first and second rounds, McIlroy still showed off his long hitting power. He averaged 334 yards and 317 yards, respectively, over the two days. Putts were also not bad with averages of 1.67 and 1.78.

The problem arose with irons. On this day, the signs were not good from the 2nd hole (par 5). The third shot aimed at the green from the fairway hit the green and went backwards. He once again aimed for the on-green with a chip shot, but got caught on the fringe. Eventually he closed with a view.

Even after that, he struggled to attack the green and lost 4 strokes in the first half. On this day, McIlroy’s green hit rate was only 50%. 스포츠토토

McIlroy, who found it difficult to pass the cut with the worst score, lowered his head. The second round was canceled due to bad weather, so the rest of the match was played the next day. However, McIlroy’s elimination of Kurt was virtually confirmed. The Career Grand Slam was promised a year later.

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