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Will Rory McIlroy miss the cut again?

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One thing on Rory McIlroy’s mind is whether or not he’ll miss The Players Championship again, which would make this the second year that happened. After completing the final three holes of his opening round, carding 73, the 32-year-old Northern Irishman shot another 73 in his second in difficult conditions at TPC Sawgrass to end the day two-over-par.
That means McIlroy is currently on the wrong end of the projected cut and, while any more wind and rain could help his chances of sneaking through, the former world No.1 admits he faces a nervous wait.
“I don’t know. I might be one short,” he said. “We’ll see what happens tomorrow. Obviously, the double (bogey) on seven was very untimely. “Hopefully, I’ve done enough. I mean, it just depends on the conditions tomorrow for the other guys.”, said McIlroy. “It was very tough. The front nine was a little more sheltered so it probably didn’t play quite as tough. But some of those holes on the back nine are so exposed, like 16, 17, 18, it’s brutal out there. Hitting those tee shots on 17 and 18 and just keeping them dry and walking forward is nice.” He also said, “I thought if I birdied the last and got to one-over, that would be good enough. I did everything I should have done on nine. I hit four good shots, but the putt just sort of didn’t want to go in.”
Given how bad the conditions are, some people have been asking how fair it is for one side to have it worse than the other, but he was unconcerned on that issue. For that, he said, “You get your good ones, and you get your bad ones. I’ve certainly been on the good side of a draw many times, and I’ve been on the bad side a lot too. But at the end of the day, I feel like it all just sort of evens out.” It is quite inspiring to hear such words from a veteran sportsman.

 

Written by: jaimmynanayakkara@yahoo.com

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