Found June 16, 2013 on
Rory McIlroy has not been playing well since signing his mega-deal with Nike. On #11 on Sunday at the US Open he fired his drive into Cobbs creek. After taking a drop in the fairway, he hit his third shot right back into Cobbs creek. Rory was visibly frustrated and jammed his club into the ground, bending the steel shaft. Because Rory didn’t break the club on a shot, he is not allowed to replace that club with a new one and has to take that one out of the bag. Though I’m not too sure he cares since he isn’t even close to contention at this point.
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Rory McIlroy did not have a very good U.S. Open. The former U.S. Open (2011) and PGA Championship (2012) winner finished at +14 for the tournament and was +6 during the final round on Sunday at Merion Golf Club.
McIlroy’s frustrations got the best of him on the 11th hole when he bent one of his new Nike clubs after hitting his approach shot into the water. He finished the hole...
Rory McIlroy had a fit at the US Open today. After hitting one into the creek he took a drop then hit the next shot into the creek as well. What did McIlroy do? He took out his frustration on his golf club by bending it. First he used his body weight to bend the club, then he tried to break it by bending it over his knee. McIlroy clearly wasn’t strong enough to finish the job.
It hasn't been a good weekend for Rory McIlroy.
The 2011 US Open champion will not be the 2013 US Open champion after shooting himself into a hole on Saturday, and things didn't get much better Sunday.
McIlroy was 1-over on the day through 10 holes when he plunked his tee shot on the 11th into a water hazard. He took a drop, then played an iron and once again ended up in...
Rory McIlroy started the U.S. Open with a run up the Rocky steps.
He ended it going a few rounds with one of his clubs.
McIlroy was miserable at Merion and he took out his frustrations on his club on No. 11 on Sunday. His first tee shot plopped in the water. He took a drop, then sent another ball into the same creek.
McIlroy then jammed the Nike club into the ground and completely...
I could never seriously take up golf. The game would be so frustrating to me that I would break half of my clubs and throw the rest in a tree or water hazard. To keep from doing that I would have to have a few beers while playing in order to keep me good and relaxed.
But then I'd probably run a cart into a lake like this guy.
So when Rory McIlroy took his frustrations out...
Rory McIlroy's club had no chance after that water shot on the final day of the U.S. Open. McIlroy decided it'd be better to bend it in half than use it the rest of the day.
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