Luke Donald

Rory McIlroy plays hole just like a duffer, right down the cart path

Rory McIlroy plays hole just like a duffer, right down the cart path

It was a shot known to high-handicap golfers, a six-iron bounced along a paved cart path. Only the guy playing it was four-time major champion Rory McIlroy, and he was doing it Friday in the second round of the PGA Championship.

On the 592-yard, par-five 10th, his first hole of the day, McIlroy’s second shot went right toward the gallery, ricocheted off the macadam cart path and rolled into rough on the 11th hole, 110 yards from the pin on No. 10.

He chose not to try to hit over a line of trees, instead choosing the low route, down the cart path. The ball bounced out of a bunker and across the green into the fringe, from where McIlroy two-putted for a...

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