Rory McIlroy Says Club Toss Came Out Of Frustration

Rory McIlroy Says Club Toss Came Out Of Frustration


Rory McIlroy admitted anger got the better of him yesterday when he let loose the now infamous heave of his 3-iron into the water on the eighth hole at Trump National Doral.

Rory double-crossed himself and found the water left of the green as he tried to hit a cut on his second shot at the 549-yard par-5. He recovered to bogey the hole on the way to shooting a 2-under par 70, good for a T11, eight shots behind leader J.B. Holmes.

“I mean, look, I just let frustration get the better of me,” Rory said after his round. “It was heat of the moment, and I mean, if it had of been any other club I probably wouldn’t have. But I didn’t need a 3‑iron for the rest of the round so I thought, why not?”

Here is Rory’s Olympic-worthy toss of the 3-iron, in case you missed it, courtesy of Shane Bacon:

Rory wasn’t without a 3-iron for long. He received a replacement from NIKE before he played the third round.

Hopefully the new 3-iron will have a nobler fate than its predecessor. What do you think about Rory’s reaction to his rinsed shot: would you like to see pros show more emotion on the course or are incidents like this a negative for the game?




UPDATE: Rory’s 3-iron has been found!


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