Rory McIlroy hits a tee shot during the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at The K Club on May 19, 2016 in Straffan, Ireland.
Andrew Redington
By Marika Washchyshyn
Friday, May 20, 2016

Rory McIlroy proved once again that all the time spent in the gym is paying off when he annihilated his tee shot at the K Club's ninth hole during the first round of the Irish Open.

The drive was picture perfect, travelling 357-yards and coming to rest in the middle of the fairway.

Oh, and did we mention -- it went that far uphill.

He went on to birdie that hole before finishing second on the day, two shots behind leader Danny Willett. On Friday, McIlroy shot a second round 70 (-7), and stay solidly in third behind Willett (-8) and Marc Warren (-8). 

Check out Rors power in the video below.

 

 

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