Rory McIlroy Wins Match Thanks to Thorbjorn Olesen’s Shank

March 24, 2016
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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.