Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) continued his chances of winning despite the shaky shot.
McIlroy scored an eagle and a birdie in the second round of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, the second round of the DP World Tour Rolex Series held at Dubai Emirates Golf Club (par 72) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 29th (Korean time). He tied 1 and 1 bogey and hit 2 under par 70 strokes.
McIlroy, who recorded an interim total of 8 under par 136, was tied for seventh place. It is two strokes behind the joint lead group.
On this day, McIlroy played hard. McIlro has a swing and consistent shot that golfers want to follow, but the fairway landing rate was only 14.3%. He had a 77.8% green hit rate and 32 putts, which was quite a lot. 안전놀이터
But he said he was satisfied. It was because the ‘scramble’, where he finished with a par or better despite missing the green, was a particularly good day. He recorded 75% of his scrambling ability that day.
In hole 1 (par 4), the tee shot went into the bunker, and even the second shot went into the bunker around the green and seemed twisted, but finished with a skillful par. In addition to this, McIlroy had only two holes where he kept the fairway, but he did not lose any strokes with his skillful short game.
“It was difficult to keep the fairway and the rough was thick, so it was difficult to control the ball. My shot was a bit dull,” McIlroy said. Thanks to that, I’m not far from the leader.”
If John Rahm (Spain), who participated in the PGA Tour, won the championship or finished third or higher, McIlroy’s world No. 1 position could be threatened. However, Lam faltered on the final day and finished in a tie for 7th.
If McIlroy wins this event, he will secure more of the world number one spot that his rivals are coveting. McIlroy will play in a group with Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) and Dan Bradbury (England) in the third round. Wiesberger is a member of LIV Golf.
DP World Tour Hero Dubai Desert Classic Round 3 will be broadcast live for free on SPOTV Golf & Health and OTT service SPOTV NOW from 5:00 pm on the 29th.