Rory McIlroy Avoids Water Hazard with Incredible Shot
Rory McIlroy amazed fans and commentators alike with what has been called the "luckiest golf shot ever" during the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Approaching the 18th hole, McIlroy's second shot looked destined to land in the water in front of the green. However, the ball miraculously ricocheted off a wooden sleeper and flew across the water, landing safely on the dry grass. The crowd erupted in applause, and even the commentators were left in awe.
Lucky Escape for McIlroy
Ten shots off the pace at four-under-par, McIlroy knew that a strong iron shot on the 18th hole could give him a chance at a precious eagle. But instead of splashing into the brook, his second shot bounced off the wooden sleeper and flew horizontally across the water, ending up in the rough. McIlroy managed to chip the ball back onto the green and salvaged a par-five, ultimately avoiding disaster.
The incredible shot was captured on video and shared on social media, leading to a flurry of amazed reactions from fans and fellow players. One commentator exclaimed, "Oh wow!" before bursting into laughter. Another user joked, "Haters will say it was a fart, but it was Rory!" It was clear that everyone watching recognized the incredible stroke of luck that McIlroy experienced.
A Close Call for McIlroy
This stroke of luck came just two holes after McIlroy chipped in for a birdie on the 16th hole. The Northern Irishman had a challenging start to the tournament and only secured his place in the weekend's action by birdying the 18th hole in the dark. Due to delays earlier in the day, McIlroy needed the aid of a giant scoreboard acting as a makeshift floodlight to see the hole and complete his round before nightfall.
McIlroy's unexpected luck at the BMW PGA Championship is sure to be a memorable moment in his career, and fans will be eagerly watching to see if he can continue his success at the upcoming Ryder Cup.
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