McIlroy starts The Open with quadruple bogey

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy dominated the pre-tournament hype as he admitting winning a major championship on his home course would be a career highlight and it appears the tension of the moment affected him as he fired his tee shot out of bounds with an iron.

This was only the second quad McIlroy ever carded in a major; the first came in the final round of the 2013 U.S. Open.

But he already has a mountain to climb as he made a disastrous start to his title bid at the first hole - the 421 yard par four - where he was forced to accept two penalty shots.

McIlroy would par the par-5 second before dropping one more shot at the par-3 3rd, meaning he was 5 over par just three holes into his tournament.

MEANWHILE, IN OTHER IRISH NEWS: Shane Lowry shot 3 under through his first nine holes and then birdied the 10th, giving him a share of the early lead at 4 under.

Kristi Toliver lands a spot on WNBA All-Star roster
Laimbeer and Thibault will be joined on the bench by their respective coaching staffs at the 16th WNBA All-Star Game. The starting guards are Los Angeles' Chelsea Gray , Seattle's Jewell Loyd and New York's Kia Nurse .

Prosecutors end inquiry into 'hush money' payments by ex-Trump attorney
Cohen's lawyer, Michael Monico, said he was surprised by prosecutors' decision to close the investigation. The development is a good sign for the Trump Organization , and Mr.

Florida city uses children's music to deter homeless from downtown pavilion
It won't be raining tacos for the people who sleep around the pavilion - unless they can withstand this potent musical deterrent. By choosing the songs " Baby Shark " and " Raining Tacos ", it seems officials learned from the mistake of another municipality.

The Northern Irishman, a four-time major victor, is seeking his second Claret Jug but already faces a huge task to climb the leaderboard.

His round took another turn for the worse as a wayward tee-shot at the 5th hole ended up in deep rough, but he managed to save par with a solid recovery chip and two putts.

Amateur James Sugrue from Ireland, one of Clarke's playing partners, also started well, 2 under through six holes and was even par through 17. It's the 33rd ace on the PGA TOUR this season. "That was unbelievable. The nerves can get to the best of players".

TIGER'S TEE TIME: Tiger Woods will tee off at 10:10 a.m. ET with Patrick Reed and Matthew Wallace.

Related News:



Most liked

Company Watch for Canadian National Railway (CNI) as Opinion Trending Towards Weakening
The ABR rank is displayed in the range of 1 to 5 where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and a rating of 5 represents a Strong Sell. Checking up on some indicators, we can see that Canadian National Railway (CNI)'s last month opinion signal is 8% Buy .

Netflix's 'Mindhunter' Season 2 to arrive in August
The Hashtag Show is the pop culture show and reported some actors as Cast stars like Tex Watson and Charles Manson. Talking of the plot, there have always been rumors that it is going to be based on the Atlanta Child Murders.

Jason Roy receives maiden Test call-up
Durham's Wood is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks after injuring himself in Sunday's World Cup final. Former England captain David Gower supports the decision to hand Jason Roy a Test call-up with the Ashes looming.

BOK faces another tough call for rate cut amid heightened risks
Governor Lee Ju-yeol made the remark when speaking to reporters shortly after the unexpected decision was made at a monetary policy board meeting in Seoul.

LG Pay launches in the USA only on the G8 ThinQ
In addition, LG says it's partnered with Visa and Mastercard to support their two respective credit/debit card formats at launch. You can buy and send gift cards from within the app and even swap out cards with ones from different retailers.

Eddie Nketiah scores late victor as Arsenal beat Bayern Munich
Martinelli in particular shone up front and well deserved his 60th minute goal after a confident, energetic display. The Gunners hammered MLS side Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Monday, with Unai Emery starting with a very youthful side.

Several feared dead in Japan anime studio fire
TV footage showed white and black smoke billowing out of the many windows of the ochre-hued building of Kyoto Animation. Thirty-five others have been injured, some of them critically, said Kyoto fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara.

Outbreak of E coli Infections Linked to Ground Bison
The products are sold under the names Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch, Sensations, Natural Frontier Foods, and La Terre des Bisons. Some types of pathogenic (illness-causing) E. coli , such as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), can be life-threatening.

Idris Elba dances with Taylor Swift in new BTS clip of ‘Cats
Dench was cast in the original stage cast of the musical in 1981, but snapped her achilles tendon and couldn't take up the role. As Twitter users pointed out, she also appears to be wearing cat socks, because you can never be too on brand.

Google suspends advertising from controversial ticket website Viagogo
The CMA initially launched legal action against Viagogo in August past year , over concerns it was breaking consumer-protection law.

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will opt out of current contract
The mystique surrounding Chapman has worn off a bit, as he hasn't been quite as dominant in recent years. However, Craig Kimbrel recently signed a three-year, $43 million contract with the Cubs.

Ubisoft unveils full library of games included in Uplay+ subscription service
For more details on the expansions and the original Assassin's Creed Odyssey game jump over to the official Ubisoft website . Uplay + is still a little while out, as it won't be launching until September 3rd.

Rodrigo Duterte signs law penalising sexual harassment many accuse him of committing
Signing a law that he violates on a continuous basis is another indication that Duterte sees himself as above the law. One in four women experienced spousal violence, government-backed research found a year later.

It’s Alabama’s turn at SEC media days with Saban and Tua
If it were up to Saban, it would be a mandatory, one-year redshirt for all transfers. I think more about the games that we've lost.

U.S. crude oil stockpiles drop amid Barry, fuel posts large builds
West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up by 12 cents, or 0.2%, at $57.68 by 0636 GMT, having fallen 3.3% on Tuesday. Refinery crude runs fell by 171,000 barrels per day, EIA data showed.