Thursday, July 15, 2010

Northern Ireland's 21-year-old golf phenom Rory McIlroy had an amazing hot spell during today's first round of the British Open, a tournament he leads with his 9-under-par 63. Within a seven-hole stretch, McIlroy bettered par six times, five times by one stroke (a birdie) and once by two strokes (an eagle). Here's the sequence:
Hole Result
  9 Eagle
10 Birdie
11 Birdie
12 Birdie
13 Par
14 Birdie
15 Birdie

UPDATE: McIlroy fell out of contention on the tournament's second day, thanks to a round of 80 in high winds. He rebounded with scores of 69 and 68, respectively, on the final two days, however, to finish tied for third place, eight shots behind winner Louis Oosthuizen.

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