Rory McIlroy is seeking to make historical past at Oakdale Golf & Nation Membership. He enters the weekend in competition on the RBC Canadian Open, seeking to develop into the first man ever to win this occasion three straight years, per PGATour.com.
It’s spectacular what he has achieved this week, particularly contemplating all that has surrounded him.
McIlroy has been one of many central figures concerned with the huge division throughout the sport of golf between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. During the last couple of years, he has been arguably probably the most vocal members of the tour to communicate out towards LIV.
Following the bombshell information that the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and the Public Funding Fund of Saudi Arabia had been going to merge, McIlroy even acknowledged he felt like a “sacrificial lamb.”
Regardless of that, the Northern Irishman has discovered a option to put all that noise out of his thoughts. After capturing an opening-round 71, McIlroy adopted that up Friday with a 5-under 67.
He was extremely constant, logging 5 birdies with out carding a single bogey on his spherical. McIlroy’s tee shot was the largest distinction, as he improved from 99th to second off the tee Friday.
His efficiency vaulted him up the leaderboard right into a tie for twelfth place, however solely three photographs off the lead. He’s clearly content material with the place he’s.
“Three again going into the weekend – I’m fairly happy with that,” McIlroy stated after his spherical Friday.
Carl Yuan sits atop the board at 9-under par getting into the weekend.
McIlroy has seemingly discovered his sport on the proper time. He has completed inside the highest 10 in every of his final two tournaments. It would simply be the proper timing, too, with the U.S. Open on faucet in Los Angeles subsequent week.