Rory McIlroy ends the round with a four shot lead at -12. He’s paired with the amazing Angel Cabrera, who only seems to play well in majors.
Can McIlroy hold on to his 4 shot lead?
McIlroy hit some amazing shots on Saturday. His approach to 15 was a nicely shaped long iron which had to draw around the trees left. Mishit that shot and it is a watery grave. Net result is a birdie.
The very long downhill birdie putt McIlroy made on 17 was amazing. But he wouldn’t have even had the opportunity if he hadn’t hit another perfectly shaped draw around the trees on the left side of the fairway for his 2nd shot.
McIlroy’s putting has been good and great, but his ball striking is what has gotten him to this point. The tournament is his to win. Even shooting 2-3 under today should put it out of reach for just about anyone, unless we see a course record or close to it.
Group at -8
Below is the final Saturday leader board for the 2011 Masters Tournament. Rory McIlroy holds a four shot lead. Can he hold on to it Sunday?! Click the read more link to expose the table if you can’t see it.
Rory McIlroy has joined Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer in saying “no” to the PGA Tour and the FedEx Cup for 2011.
If you’re not playing well in the States it can be a lonely place. But if you’re not playing well on the European Tour you still have plenty of mates to hang out with.
The $10,000,000 FedEx Cup prize isn’t enough to entice these great players to play here full time. They don’t like being forced to play in events they don’t want to play in, to be eligible for the Cup.
I wish I had enough dough in the bank and a good enough golf game to be able to say no like that… Maybe in my next life.
What would it be like to win a PGA Tour event before you even need to shave?
No choke factor. No Sunday gag. No melting down in the stretch. 20 year old Rory McIlroy shot an amazing 62 yesterday to win the Quail Hollow Championship over 2nd place finisher Phil Mickelson and 3rd place Angel Cabrera.
McIlroy devasted the course, which was supposed to be difficult. His swing looked flawless and his putting was perfect. He even set the course record under Sunday conditions on the PGA Tour.
I would have rather played golf yesterday than watched it personally, but the Sunday finish at Qual Hollow was a close 2nd place.