Rory McIlroy’s talk of resilience cannot disguise horrible Open choke | Andy Bull

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At 10 past 10 the Northern Irishman was 8-1 favourite for the Open, 10 minutes later he was a 33-1 outsider scrambling to make the cut

Life comes at you fast on the links, where fortunes change as quickly as the weather. At 10 past 10, Rory McIlroy walked on to the 1st hole the 8-1 favourite for the Open, 10 minutes later he walked off it again, a 33-1 outsider, scrambling to make the cut. In between, he played one of the most dismal holes of golf of his life, and made a quadruple-bogey eight. “At that point I was thinking: ‘Well, that’s the worst that can happen, what else can go wrong?’” McIlroy said. He found out at the 16th, where he three-putted from four-feet, and the 18th, where he finished with a triple-bogey that left him eight over on 79.

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Written by Andy Bull at Royal Portrush
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