Rory McIlroy, special hole in one challenge



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Rory McIlroy, special hole in one challenge

Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas partecipated in "Chase The Ace 50/50" The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500..

In four previous episodes, they have given players 500 balls and an entire day to try to make a hole-in-one. However, to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates in 2021, this time they gave two of the world’s best players in McIlroy and Thomas just 50 attempts each in a 148-yard par three at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and they didn't make it.

Meanwhile, the third Top 10 of the season (eighth at The Genesis Invitational in California) gives Francesco Molinari the 85th position (with 1.5827 points) in the world ranking of men's golf. The blue, 107° on the eve of The Genesis, is thus among the top 100 players.

The king is always Dustin Johnson. The American, in the lead with 12.6631, precedes the Spaniard Jon Rahm (second with 9.2690). After The Genesis the first six positions remained unchanged. While Patrick Cantlay (now seventh with 6.5804) relegated Rory McIlroy to eighth place (6.4597), who came out at the cut in the PGA Tour tournament.

It is the only variation among the top 12 finishers. While he will soon drop out of the Top 50 Tiger Woods, from 48° to 50° (2.1775), he hopes to return in April for The Masters after the new back operation. Great escalation for Max Homa.

The American, winner of The Genesis (second title on the PGA Tour), jumped from 91° to 38° position (2.7545).

Rory McIlroy, ranking

1 1 1 USA Dustin Johnson 12.6631 519.19 41 -59.48 71.86 41
2 2 2 ESP Jon Rahm 9.2690 444.91 48 -63.95 39.71 48
3 3 3 USA Justin Thomas 8.5129 400.11 47 -53.22 31.33 47
4 4 8 USA Xander Schauffele 7.5488 347.25 46 -46.04 69.04 46
5 5 10 ENG Tyrrell Hatton 6.7611 317.77 47 -30.95 60.00 47
6 6 7 USA Collin Morikawa 6.5909 270.23 41 -30.32 20.23 41
7 8 9 USA Patrick Cantlay 6.5804 263.22 40 -35.82 50.20 40
8 7 4 NIR Rory McIlroy 6.4597 297.15 46 -54.33 30.01 46
9 9 6 USA Webb Simpson 6.4001 268.80 42 -37.96 19.00 42
10 10 5 USA Bryson DeChambeau 6.3436 304.49 48 -43.78 14.51 48
11 11 11 USA Patrick Reed 6.3306 329.19 52 -39.72 61.91 60
12 12 12 USA Brooks Koepka 5.6655 243.62 43 -40.72 60.38 43
13 15 19 USA Tony Finau 5.5127 286.66 52 -32.01 104.50 55
14 14 14 NOR Viktor Hovland 5.1386 226.10 44 -15.87 46.27 44
15 13 13 USA Daniel Berger 4.9396 227.22 46 -21.97 46.84 46
16 20 16 ENG Matthew Fitzpatrick 4.3639 226.92 52 -28.70 17.89 53
17 17 18 KOR Sungjae Im 4.2647 221.76 52 -26.77 25.71 69
18 16 24 ENG Paul Casey 4.2489 208.20 49 -29.82 66.67 49
19 18 15 USA Matthew Wolff 4.2078 168.31 40 -19.68 3.59 38
20 19 28 USA Harris English 4.2063 218.73 52 -16.07 65.96 55
21 21 17 ENG Tommy Fleetwood 4.0029 200.14 50 -32.31 14.10 50
22 23 21 AUS Adam Scott 3.7500 150.00 40 -27.10 14.59 35
23 22 20 JPN Hideki Matsuyama 3.6747 191.08 52 -28.52 8.28 54
24 24 30 USA Ryan Palmer 3.6654 161.28 44 -16.05 42.67 44
25 25 38 USA Kevin Na 3.6120 169.77 47 -19.05 57.85 47
26 26 22 RSA Louis Oosthuizen 3.6041 165.79 46 -29.30 9.86 46
27 31 27 AUS Cameron Smith 3.5128 172.13 49 -18.07 23.73 49
28 27 23 MEX Abraham Ancer 3.4689 180.38 52 -25.59 14.47 56
29 28 45 CHI Joaquin Niemann 3.4507 179.44 52 -15.83 65.30 55
30 32 32 FRA Victor Perez 3.1668 133.01 42 -16.52 15.86 42
31 34 31 USA Scottie Scheffler 3.1135 161.90 52 -19.07 19.91 57
32 33 29 AUS Marc Leishman 3.1085 146.10 47 -24.05 21.94 47
33 30 26 USA Jason Kokrak 3.0910 157.64 51 -19.92 9.52 51
34 29 25 USA Kevin Kisner 3.0904 160.70 52 -23.17 5.28 52
35 35 35 ENG Justin Rose 3.0604 143.84 47 -28.43 28.80 47
36 36 34 RSA Christiaan Bezuidenhout 2.8938 150.48 52 -14.28 7.97 55
37 37 36 ENG Lee Westwood 2.7821 122.41 44 -15.63 5.14 44
38 91 100 USA Max Homa 2.7545 143.24 52 -11.69 80.21 52
39 38 33 IRL Shane Lowry 2.6896 131.79 49 -27.43 4.56 49
40 39 42 USA Billy Horschel 2.5803 134.18 52 -18.50 12.43 53
41 41 40 AUT Bernd Wiesberger 2.4855 121.79 49 -17.93 10.87 49
42 40 46 ESP Sergio Garcia 2.4805 124.03 50 -20.32 23.30 50
43 43 55 SCO Robert MacIntyre 2.4634 118.24 48 -12.09 25.01 48
44 42 39 USA Gary Woodland 2.3987 115.14 48 -27.53 5.14 48
45 47 43 AUS Jason Day 2.3088 103.90 45 -16.75 4.56 45
46 45 61 MEX Carlos Ortiz 2.3086 120.05 52 -9.20 23.86 56
47 44 37 USA Matt Kuchar 2.2908 112.25 49 -30.19 1.71 49
48 49 59 USA Will Zalatoris 2.2768 93.35 41 -8.08 19.61 41
49 46 47 USA Brendon Todd 2.2485 110.18 49 -12.41 10.97 49
50 48 41 USA Tiger Woods 2.1775 87.10 40 -21.86 - 23
51 53 63 USA Lanto Griffin 2.1632 112.49 52 -12.73 20.60 59
52 50 44 USA Bubba Watson 2.1457 98.70 46 -14.76 3.07 46
53 51 95 KOR Siwoo Kim 2.1405 111.30 52 -12.07 49.86 61
54 52 49 CAN Mackenzie Hughes 2.1310 110.81 52 -12.98 8.11 52
55 54 50 ENG Matt Wallace 2.0855 108.45 52 -20.51 7.56 59
56 55 58 ENG Andy Sullivan 2.0672 95.09 46 -10.38 5.56 46
57 56 52 USA Kevin Streelman 2.0635 107.30 52 -14.98 9.89 56
58 57 57 USA Russell Henley 2.0601 103.01 50 -9.97 10.85 50
59 58 48 ENG Ian Poulter 2.0185 100.93 50 -17.75 4.05 50
60 59 54 CAN Corey Conners 2.0077 104.40 52 -14.97 6.44 56
61 62 82 USA Jordan Spieth 1.9412 95.12 49 -12.79 30.59 49
62 61 60 COL Sebastian J Munoz 1.9264 100.17 52 -12.69 6.86 60
63 60 51 RSA Erik van Rooyen 1.8828 97.91 52 -16.44 - 55
64 63 62 USA Adam Long 1.8043 93.83 52 -13.73 - 61
65 66 53 USA Rickie Fowler 1.7938 80.72 45 -19.88 7.75 45
66 64 70 AUS Lucas Herbert 1.7560 70.24 40 -9.31 4.92 37
67 68 72 USA J.T.

Poston 1.7526 91.14 52 -14.32 12.68 58
68 66 68 RSA Dylan Frittelli 1.7298 89.95 52 -11.16 1.21 58
69 65 56 USA Chez Reavie 1.7221 89.55 52 -19.16 2.40 57
70 69 67 ENG Danny Willett 1.6851 87.62 52 -18.32 4.82 52
71 70 64 USA Joel Dahmen 1.6809 87.41 52 -13.80 - 56
72 73 76 JPN Shugo Imahira 1.6766 72.10 43 -14.00 - 43
73 72 87 DEN Rasmus Hojgaard 1.6746 80.38 48 -8.12 17.16 48
74 71 84 BEL Thomas Pieters 1.6735 68.61 41 -10.54 10.98 41
75 74 71 USA Cameron Champ 1.6261 82.93 51 -12.22 2.72 51
76 77 69 FIN Sami Valimaki 1.6208 68.07 42 -6.66 - 42
77 75 75 KOR Byeong Hun An 1.6200 84.24 52 -14.33 7.90 53
78 76 73 ENG Tom Lewis 1.6153 79.15 49 -13.49 4.70 49
79 78 77 ENG Aaron Rai 1.6096 74.04 46 -10.87 2.23 46
80 149 154 USA Sam Burns 1.6059 78.69 49 -7.02 33.80 49
81 98 113 AUS Matt Jones 1.6042 83.42 52 -9.82 23.41 58
82 79 92 RSA George Coetzee 1.5979 83.09 52 -9.49 13.53 53
83 82 65 SWE Henrik Stenson 1.5898 68.36 43 -15.11 1.28 43
84 80 79 GER Martin Kaymer 1.5882 73.06 46 -10.76 5.47 46
85 107 112 ITA Francesco Molinari 1.5827 63.31 40 -14.44 23.25 31
86 92 81 USA Talor Gooch 1.5813 82.23 52 -9.75 11.35 52
87 86 78 CAN Adam Hadwin 1.5747 74.01 47 -13.20 10.04 47
88 81 74 USA Chan Kim 1.5731 62.93 40 -7.79 - 34
89 85 122 USA Brendan Steele 1.5691 75.32 48 -7.79 20.33 48
90 83 83 BEL Thomas Detry 1.5672 79.93 51 -10.56 5.61 51
91 88 103 USA Cameron Tringale 1.5522 72.95 47 -6.03 15.67 47
92 90 91 USA Brian Harman 1.5293 79.53 52 -10.17 10.69 59
93 84 85 SCO Martin Laird 1.5272 68.73 45 -7.10 6.18 45
94 87 102 ESP Rafa Cabrera Bello 1.5222 79.15 52 -14.62 18.28 57
95 106 94 SWE Alex Noren 1.5013 78.07 52 -10.58 11.04 52
96 89 66 USA Phil Mickelson 1.4906 67.08 45 -13.98 1.21 45
97 95 120 FRA Antoine Rozner 1.4864 72.83 49 -6.20 11.72 49
98 93 127 ENG Laurie Canter 1.4717 66.23 45 -4.36 16.13 45
99 96 165 SWE Henrik Norlander 1.4470 75.24 52 -6.84 29.62 59
100 99 109 AUT Matthias Schwab 1.4331 70.22 49 -9.95 9.46 49