Rory McIlroy: Chasing Bryson DeChambeau’s power has cost me

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  • Northern Irishman misses cut at the Players Championship
  • Lee Westwood leads by one shot after a second-round 66

While Rory McIlroy’s struggles go on, Lee Westwood’s outstanding form continued. Just days after taking Bryson DeChambeau to the final hole at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Englishman added a 66 to his first-round 69 and leads by one shot from Matthew Fitzpatrick at the Players Championship.

McIlroy has admitted a desire to add more length to his game, fuelled in part by DeChambeau’s power play at the 2020 US Open, has triggered technical problems that were visible here. A second round of 75 at Sawgrass, added to Thursday’s 79, meant McIlroy comfortably missed the cut. Afterwards, he expanded on the basis for his struggles.

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Written by Ewan Murray
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