Rory McIlroy show, spectacular eagle in Italy

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Rory McIlroy show, spectacular eagle in Italy

The competition at the 2022 Italian Open has been in action for a few hours, and it is already a show with Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman participates for the first time in the main Italian event and is immediately the protagonist with an eagle on hole 3 (or better, 12, since he started from 10 for the double start system).

Rory McIlroy, results

The feat was successful on this par 4 with dogleg to the left. 105 meters from the hole, McIlroy shot with great precision towards the area just to the right of the flag. The shot practically stopped, came back and ended up in the hole.

All in the improvement phase of a day that began under the clouds and with a significant amount of wind, which strongly affected everyone in the early hours of the opening lap. The Northern Irishman raised his arms, loudly applauded by the large audience that is following him en masse: the attraction exercised by the three-time FedEx Cup winner and world number 2, in search of a leadership whose hunt has been made more powerful, is very strong.

complicated by the change in the OWGR. The public follows McIlroy with affection also for another reason: he is currently on stage together with Francesco Molinari and the Dane Nicolai Højgaard, who is seriously applying to be among the highest level connoisseurs of Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.

, in Ryder Cup screening, Luke Donald might like it. He was born in Holywood, Northern Ireland, where he attended Sullivan Upper School. He belongs to the Holywood Golf Club, where he began his first training followed by Michael Bannon, the coach he has maintained to this day.

McIlroy was part of the Junior Ryder Cup winning team in 2004, while in 2005 he became the youngest winner of both Irish tournaments, the West of Ireland Championship and the Irish Close Championship. Also in 2005, at the North of Ireland Championship, played at The Royal Portrush, he beats the field record with a 61 at the age of 16, a record still unbeaten in 2019 at The Open Championship, played right at The Royal Portrush .

In August 2006 he won the stage played at the Le Betulle Golf Club in Biella, Piedmont, of the European Amateur Championship with a score of 274 strokes (65-69-72-68), 3 less than the Englishman Lewton Stephen. In October 2006 he represented Ireland in the Eisenhower Trophy and the Amateur World Team Championship.

On February 6, 2007, he became the second man to lead the World Amateur Golf Rankings, despite losing the lead after only a week.