Rory McIlroy fired a four under par 67 on Friday morning and has a three-shot lead in the 2014 PGA Championship with the afternoon session teeing off for their second rounds at Valhalla Country Club.
McIlroy continues to play with the utmost confidence in his golf swing, and comes off wins at his last two starts at the Open Championship, and The Bridgestone Invitational last week.
Not only is the young Ulstermen’s tee to green game impeccable at this point, his putter is doing the job as well. All one needs to do is watch his first eagle at the par five 18th hole on Friday to see a player who is hitting on all cylinders.
I had thought that when Rory dropped three shoots in two holes on Thursday, there might be a chink in the armor, but a run of four birdies on the next four holes quickly dispelled that notion.
Starting on the back nine on Friday in the early rain, McIlroy picked up one of two bogeys on the day, but quickly got two back at 13, and 15 before he eagled 18.
He bogeyed two, but birdied seven, and nine on his way to the clubhouse. He had a birdie at the par three eighth hole but needed one more revolution for the putt to drop.
McIlroy is at nine under for his week, and will undoubtedly be looking for more come Saturday.
In his last two victories, Rory was trailing going into the final round and now he has the possibility of hitting the weekend with a share of the lead. Is this shades of 2012 and Kiwah Island?
But I got a feeling there is a new Tiger Woods in town…….and his name is @McIlroyRory
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) August 8, 2014