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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Magical approach shot from Rory McIlroy leaves commentators salivating

Published 03/03/2014 | 12:03

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament

Rory McIlroy produced an amazing approach shot to the 18th hole at the Honda Classic yesterday to set up an eagle opportunity.

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Unfortunately he couldn't capitalise and had to settle for a birdie and a place in a four-way playoff which was won by Russell Henley.

The commentators reaction to the shot was priceless.

McIlroy told pgatour.com: "I didn't play well enough to deserve to win today. It's very disappointing. It was a perfect opportunity to win. No one was really coming at me.

"There's a few positives to take, but obviously it's going to be hard to get over because I had a great chance to win my first tournament of the season and I didn't.

"It's tough to take at the minute but I'll sleep it off tonight and get back at it."

 

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