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Monday 11 December 2017

Rory McIlroy hits new low

36 holes, 10 bogeys, 2 double bogeys, 1 treble bogey, 24 shots behind leader

Rory McIlroy had a miserable day in Chicago yesterday unlike Jim Furyk who carded a 12-under-par 59
Rory McIlroy had a miserable day in Chicago yesterday unlike Jim Furyk who carded a 12-under-par 59
Jim Furyk had familiar final-round failings

William S Callahan

RORY McILROY plumbed new depths in a season of horrors as he tumbled into last place at the BMW Championship after equalling his worst 36 holes since turning professional in 2007 as leader Jim Furyk shot a remarkable 59.

McIlroy's prospects of making the 30-man field at next week's FedEx Cup finale, the Tour Championship in Atlanta, went up in smoke as he fell to the foot of the BMW leaderboard on 13-over par.

The Holywood native, defending champion in Chicago this week, was a staggering 24 shots off the lead at Conway Farms after following up on Thursday's abject 78 with a slipshod 77.

A tally of one treble-bogey, two doubles and 10 bogeys by far outweighed his four birdies over the opening two days as McIlroy matched his worst-ever display over two rounds as a pro.He was 13-over when he missed the cut at the 2008 South African Airways Open.

McIlroy missed the weekend at this year's British Open after playing his opening two rounds at Muirfield in 12-over, one of the lowest points in a heartbreaking year for the 24-year-old Ulsterman. With only a 70-man field in action at this week's third FedEx Cup play-off, there's no halfway cut at Conway Farms, leaving McIlroy with 36-holes to play in a US PGA Tour campaign he'd sooner forget.

Irish Independent

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