Rory McIlroy is causing quite a stir at Royal Birkdale and people are getting excited
Rory McIlroy began his first round in Royal Birkdale disastrously as he was five-over par after just six holes of play. Friday has been quite the contrast.
McIlroy was written off by many after his disastrous start. It would've been easy for him to give up the ghost and write it off as another missed opportunity to add to his four major titles.
The Down man's form had been underwhelming of late, with a missed cut in the Irish Open adding to a host of others.
His ascension through the leaderboard since that sixth hole on Thursday has been phenomenal, as he now lies just four shots off the lead that is jointly held by Jordan Speith and Matt Kuchar.
McIlroy enjoyed a seven shot turnaround as he rampaged up the leaderboard from five-over after six holes, to two under after 24.
The 28-year-old notched birdies at the first, third and sixth holes to get his Friday round off to a blistering start.
McIlroy was straight and precise off the tee, and he was regularly hitting the target with his approach shots.
He finished up with a 68 and entered the clubhouse at one-under-par.
He'll be hoping for a big moving day.
Don't write him off just yet.
— Golf Net (@GolfersNet) July 21, 2017
Is @McIlroyRory going to do it?
— The Braes (@The_Braes) July 21, 2017
Paul knows the score.
— The PGA (@ThePGA) July 21, 2017