Following a disappointing 72 on Thursday to begin the 99th PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy looked to jumpstart his second round at Quail Hollow’s par-5 10th on Thursday. He wound up walking away with a par that might do more for his spirits than a birdie.
After McIlroy hit his opening drive right, he hit his second shot right of right. It got much, much worse, though, when his ball rolled some 50 yards down a cart path, leaving him a pretty lengthy and awkward third shot. But Rory responded with this remarkable recovery through the bushes and trees — and the gallery — that rolled just through the green. Check it out:
McIlroy hit his ensuing pitch to tap-in range for a par that kept him at one over for the tournament. You know what they say: You drive for show, and you hit ridiculous recovery shots for dough. Or, something like that.