Rory McIlroy Lands In The Water And Still Manages To Make Birdie

  • Rory McIlroy shot a respectable 68 in his opening round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
  • He played an incredible recovery to birdie the par 5 18th.

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Rory carried his drive 315 when it viciously kicked right into the hazard. No problem for the best ball striker in the world as he stepped up and knocked it to 12 feet. walking off with a birdie never felt so good.

Rory wasn’t the only one to get out of trouble, Danny Willet managed to bounce his ball out of the water, again making birdie.

Willett’s lucky break with the waterFortune favours the brave.

Posted by European Tour on Thursday, February 4, 2016

 
Here’s how they looked after the first round. Rory is looking in combative form, stating that he’d “love to have a crack at Tiger.”

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