AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy will want a file comeback to win the Masters after falling 10 strokes off the first-round lead on Friday.
4-times main winner McIlroy regarded fully out-of-sorts in posting a three-over-par 75 in superb situations for low scoring at Augusta Nationwide.
Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey and Dylan Frittelli led on 65 when the weather-delayed spherical was accomplished on Friday morning.
That was unhealthy information for McIlroy at a match the place no person has gained from greater than seven pictures down after 18 holes.
Tiger Woods (2005) and Nick Faldo (1990) share that comeback file.
Craig Stadler, in the meantime, has the best opening rating by a winner, a 75 in 1982.
Stadler, nonetheless, was solely six strokes from the lead on that event, and even shared the lead after 36 holes.
McIlroy was even par after 9 holes in a single day, and went backwards shortly on the resumption.
He had 4 bogeys and a birdie on the again 9, maybe no shot worse than on the 170-yard par-three sixteenth, the place he pulled his tee shot thus far left that the ball by no means had an opportunity of discovering dry land, touchdown close to the center of the pond.
The excellent news for McIlroy was that he had little time to dwell on his poor begin, as he started his second spherical solely minutes after finishing the primary.
That is the sixth probability McIlroy has needed to full the profession grand slam of all 4 trendy majors, however a Inexperienced Jacket has remained elusive for the Northern Irishman.
Reporting by Andrew Each; Modifying by Toby Davis