Monday, April 18
Rory McIlroy Spotted ‘House Hunting’
“Apparently I was spotted house hunting last week..... LOL!!!”
Now that’s funny. Of course, the image documents Rory’s unfolding disaster at the par-4 10th where he eventually walked away with a triple-bogey seven.
The Irish star again had difficulty closing out a win this past weekend at the Malaysia Open.
Leading on Saturday night and facing 27 holes on Sunday due to weather-related delays, Rory was overtaken by Italian phenom Matteo Manassero, who notched his second win in just 25 starts on the European Tour. Manassero closed with a 68 to finish at 16 under and edge Gregory Bourdy by a shot. The Italian teenager will turn 18 on Tuesday.
A three-putt double bogey at the 15th was costly as McIlroy completed his third round one stroke off the lead. Then a fourth-round rally that included three birdies in four holes on the back nine stalled at the 72nd hole when Rory carded a bogey. He shot a 69 and finished alone in third.
“I’m proud of the way I picked up myself from last week,” he remarked to the media.
Today, Rory was en route to his Northern Ireland home for two weeks of R and R.
−The Armchair Golfer
(Visor tip to Mike Walker at Golf.com’s Press Tent.)
(Image: Courtesy of @McIloryRory)