Rory McIlroy Wins Match Thanks to Thorbjorn Olesen’s Shank

March 24, 2016

It even happens to best of us.

European Tour pro Thorbjorn Olesen faced off against defending champion Rory McIlroy in the opening round of the WGC-Match Play and arrived at the 18th hole all square with the world’s third-ranked player.

Olesen needed to navigate a short greenside chip to keep the pressure on McIlroy. The result: a brutal shank.

It would cost Olesen the match. McIlroy would par, Olesen would bogey, handing McIlroy an early victory.

Check out the video of the shank below.