Tag Archives: Club throw

Mar
8
2015
Donald Trump hands Rory McIlroy his famed 3-iron on the range Sunday afternoon

Trump hands McIlroy his famed 3-iron on the range Sunday afternoon (Photo via PGATourmedia’s Twitter)

When Rory McIlroy showed up to the driving range on Sunday afternoon, Donald Trump was already there waiting for him. Trump walked up to McIlroy, shook his hand and then handed him his 3-iron that the world’s no 1 golfer had thrown into the lake out of frustration on the par-5 8th hole during Friday’s second round at the Cadillac Championship. 

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Mar
6
2015

As most of you have seen by now, Rory McIlroy flung his 3-iron into the water hazard on the par-5 8th after his initial attempt found the drink that guards that left side of the hole. McIlroy still managed to make bogey and posted a two-under 70, putting him in a tie for 11th at the halfway mark of the Cadillac Championship.

McIlroy admitted that he let his emotions get the best of him during his round at the Trump National Doral, particularly on no. 8, but he was also able to find humor in his so-called faux pas.

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Mar
6
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

[See updated story with quotes HERE.]

Rory McIlroy certainly didn’t like the shot he hit just before his epic club throw on the par-5 8th during the second round of the Cadillac Championship. McIlroy dumped his approach shot into the water guarding the left side of the hole, and his 3-iron promptly followed it into the drink — I’d say he got at least a good 30 yards on it.

Check out that technique! That turn! That extension! That torque! That release!

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Jul
18
2013
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

For any of you who watched the first-round telecast of the Open Championship, then you know it was quite a sh** show.

In other words, the wind was blowing and conditions were firm and fast, causing balls to bounce like a game of Powerball and roll off greens even with a putter in hand. To use a cliched phrase that was used repeatedly by players — but true — staying patient a la Tiger Woods was key.

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May
24
2012
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Forward toss!

As you can see in the photo above, Rory McIlroy clearly hasn’t had much practice in the art of club tossing (for expert throws, see here and here). It appears after he let it fly, he thought, ‘Oh, no, I didn’t mean that!’

The 23-year-old uncharacteristically let his frustration get the best of him on the 12th hole at Wentworth on his way to posting a two-over 74 in the first round of the European PGA Championship.

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