Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) is in danger of missing the cut at the WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars), which will be held at an all-time high.
McIlroy made two birdies and bogey in the first round of the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of $20 million) held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona on the 10th (Korean time). He recorded a 2-over-par 73 with 4 strokes and tied for 82nd place.
He passed the cut to tie for 65th place. It is possible to pass the cut by reducing one more stroke based on the first round. However, since the first round was canceled due to bad weather and the second round must also be played, McIlroy must reduce the number of strokes as much as possible in the second round to pass the cut.
But the wind was so strong that I couldn’t get the shot I wanted. The fairway landing rate was only 28.57%, and the green hit rate was also not good at 55.56%.
McIlroy confessed, “The wind was tricky. When the wind kept blowing at 90 degrees, a little change made it a completely different shot. It became a completely different club. I got caught in it a few times. It was a tough day.” 슬롯사이트
McIlroy is currently ranked No. 1 in the world, but if No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (USA) or No. 3 John Rahm (Spain) wins, he must give up the No. 1 spot. This time, competition for the world ranking ‘Big 3’ is fierce.
McIlroy, who committed a bogey on the 11th hole (par 4) in the first half, caught his first birdie only on the 15th hole (par 5). He seemed to reverse the mood by adding a birdie on the 17th hole (par 4), but after the 18th hole (par 4), he also committed consecutive bogeys on the 1st hole (par 4) in the second half. Then, he finished the first round with an over par, recording a bogey in hole 7 (par 3) as well.
“I lost my momentum with consecutive bogeys on the 18th and 1st holes. After that, it was just a struggle,” he said. “I will accept the challenge. I think I am good enough to compete and win on any golf course.”