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Rory McIlroy has produced some of his very best golf this week to put himself in the mix at the 150th Open.
Nowhere was that better exemplified than at the tenth. Having found one of the Old Course’s many bunkers with his drive, McIlroy was seemingly faced with a tricky up-and-down.
But this is Rory McIlroy. Rather than simply splashing out onto the green like a mere mortal, the four-time major winner instead watched it drop for an unlikely eagle.
Understandably, the galleries around the green went absolutely wild. Watch the moment for yourself below…
Not only did it give McIlroy an eagle two at the par-4 tenth, it also propelled him into a share of the lead with playing partner Viktor Hovland.
Both players were locked on 15-under on the back nine on Saturday, and if they keep it up we’ll be in for an amazing final day in St Andrews.
It wasn’t the first eagle at the hole today. McIlroy’s close friend Shane Lowry pitched in for a two – his second in as many holes after doing the same at the ninth.
It also wasn’t McIlroy’s first dramatic bunker hole-out in a major this year. His unforgettable shot from the greenside bunker on the 18th at the Masters will live long in the memory.
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