Rory McIlroy is on fire, and he did not slow down at the first round of the PGA Championship. McIlroy shot a five-under 66, and is currently one shot off the lead at T4.
The opening round was not McIlroy’s cleanest of the year. He made the turn at three-under, but quickly fell to even par after a double-bogey on the par-5 10th and a three-putt bogey on the par-3 11th. Rory then went into hyper-drive with four consecutive birdies on holes 12 through 15, and also narrowly missed his eagle attempt on 18 before tapping in for a 66.
McIlroy said the understatement of the year after his round. “I’ve got a good thing going right now. I’m trying to ride that momentum as much as I can.”
He is playing phenomenal golf, and we are all fortunate to watch greatness in the making.
PGA Championship leader board.
–Bernie D’Amato (@bdamato711)