Buckle up ladies and gentlemen, this is definitely the most amazing drive you've ever seen! Its author is none other than Rory McIlroy, who was pushed to his limits by the amazing American Denny McCarthy on Thursday at the Austin Country Club!
3 down after 6 holes, the Northern Irishman had to work hard to pick up the score. On the 9 he spectacularly saved par from the rocks in a rather awkward position. At 18, the ex-world number 1 presented himself in the position of the player who can no longer lose.
Rory McIlroy, results
1 up with a hole to play, Rory concluded his meeting with panache by sending a missile from 375 yards (342 meters) directly on the green of the latter by 4. The ball came to rest less than a meter from the hole and his brave opponent, a little stunned, had no choice but to give him the putt for an eagle!
“I'm very proud of myself, the way I held on after being down three holes. To have come back in the game and to have delivered these shots on the last holes to win, "said McIlroy after his 2 up victory over Denny McCarthy.
This is something to reassure fans of the three-time FedEx Cup winner, worried by Rory's recent procrastination with his driver. Rory McIlroy, born May 4, 1989 in Holywood (Northern Ireland), is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland.
Young, he quickly stood out for his talents in golf, first amateur where he won the Junior Ryder Cup in 2004, played the Walker Cup in 2007, represented Ireland at the Eisenhower Trophy in 2006 and won five tournaments including the European Amateur Championship in 2006 (as well as the European Amateur Team Championship in 2007), he became a professional in September 2007 at the age of 18.
He won his first victory on the European PGA Tour at the Dubai Desert Classic in February 2009 and his first victory on the American circuit the following year at the Quail Hollow Championship. After two third places in major tournaments, in 2009 at the PGA Championship and in 2010 at the Masters, he won his first Grand Slam title at the 2011 edition of the American Open.
Rory McIlroy became No. 1 in the world for the first time on March 4, 2012 at the age of 22, 43 days after winning the Honda Classic, a PGA Tour tournament in Palm Beach Gardens. On August 12, 2012, he became the first Northern Irishman in history to win the PGA Championship.
He is also the first Briton to claim this victory since Tommy Armor in 1930. In 2014, he won his third major tournament by winning the British Open, followed by a fourth by winning a second PGA Championship. In the same year, he won the Ryder Cup for the second time in a row playing with the European team against the United States.
In 2019, following a good season in the United States, including a victory at the FedEx Cup1, the Northern Irish golfer was voted player of the year on the PGA circuit.