Rory McIlroy, the renowned Northern Irish golfer, left fans awestruck during the third round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. With his remarkable shot, McIlroy managed to save par in a way that can only be described as sheer luck.
At the 18th hole, McIlroy found himself ten shots behind the leader, Ludvig Aberg, who was at 14 under par. With a 311-yard tee shot that landed in the first cut of rough, McIlroy faced a difficult situation in trying to reach the green in three shots. The odds were against him.
However, McIlroy rose to the challenge and attempted the shot. It seemed inevitable that his golf ball would end up in the water just short of the green. But, by a stroke of luck, the ball ricocheted off a wooden sleeper and diverted its course to safety. The crowd erupted in applause, acknowledging the incredible stroke of fortune.
With his golf ball safely on dry grass, McIlroy confidently chipped onto the green and tapped in to save par. The commentators expressed astonishment, and fans on social media quickly hailed the shot as one of the luckiest in McIlroy’s career.
This impressive shot came the day after McIlroy criticized the second round, referring to it as a “s*** show.” The round was delayed for 80 minutes due to fog, and McIlroy had to birdie the final hole in near total darkness. He voiced his frustration with the large number of players on the 17th and 18th holes, which made it challenging for him to perform well and make the cut.
Regardless of the difficult circumstances leading up to the shot, McIlroy’s stroke of luck at the BMW PGA Championship showcased his skill and ability to navigate challenging situations on the golf course. It served as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of the sport and left fans in awe of McIlroy’s talent.