A Crazy Week for Rory McIlroy Continues

Rory McIlroy opened the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai with a 68.
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Rory McIlroy’s rollercoaster week continues. 

In round 2 at the HSBC Champions, McIlroy had a near-miss at ace on the 12th hole. In the same round, he dropped his ball at the edge of a pond, only to watch it roll right into the water.

It’s a clip that’s almost destined to go viral—the potential for memeification is too good to pass up. Also notable, McIlroy hasn’t had good luck with water hazards in the past; at the Cadillac Championship last spring he threw his club into a lake following a shot that landed there first. A scuba diver had to retrieve the club.

This is all after he lost 10 pounds after a bout with food poisoning before the tournament started! What will he do this weekend? Stay tuned.