Heading into the final round at PGA National, Rory McIlroy held a two-shot lead — and through seven holes, he had a three-stroke advantage over the closest competitor. McIlroy seemed destined to successfully convert a wire-to-wire victory at the Honda Classic on Sunday. He looked calm and collected for most of the front nine and appeared like he’d probably cruise to the champion’s circle for his second time in three years.
But, obviously, it didn’t turn out that way. The wheels slowly started to wobble, and McIlroy, like so many others, fell victim to the notorious Bear Trap, carding a double-bogey on the par-4 16th and a bogey on the par-3 17th. (continue reading…)