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Thursday 8 December 2016

Watch: Rory McIlroy almost chipped in for eagle on the first hole today

Published 17/07/2016 | 13:54

Rory McIlroy plays from the rough on the second hole during the final round
Rory McIlroy plays from the rough on the second hole during the final round

By his own admission, Rory Mcilroy will not be picking up the Claret Jug at the end of play at Royal Troon today.

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The former world number one went into the final round a hefty12 strokes off leader Henrik Stenson but he nearly got off to a dream start when his approach shot to the first rolled agonisingly past the hole.

McIlroy, who has been let down by his putter on numerous occasions this week, missed the putt back for birdie but did manage to gain a shot back on the third to move to one-under par.

Watch his approach to the first here:

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