Jul 6th, 2017
Rory McIlroy misses the cut
At the DD Irish Open
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Rory McIlroy has missed the cut at the DD Irish Open. And it's not for the first time.
On an opening day when 105 players shot under par, McIlroy could only card a level par 72. And things didn't get any better on day two, as he followed his 72 with a -1 over 73 in his second round.
His round featured 4 birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey.
"I think my short game in general…it's really silly mistakes. Little stuff like that is so huge for momentum. I'm just not being efficient with my scoring."
Not that it is the first time he has missed the cut at his home tournament. He missed it in 2013, 2014, and 2015 before winning it in style last year.
Meanwhile at the top of the leaderboard, Daniel Im continued his sparkling form with a five under 67 to add to his opening 64. He is one shot clear from Spain's Jon Rahm and France's Benjamin Herbert, who at the time of writing is still playing the 18th.
Hideki Matusyama shot a four under 68 to sit in fifth place, but it was his fellow countryman Hideto Tanahara who shot the round of the day so far with a -7 65 to set alongside Hideki at -11.
New Zealand's Ryan Fox is in third, as he added a 66 to his opening day 67.
Here's the field in focus:
And how things are hotting up on the Race to Dubai: