DUBLIN, Ohio – Rory McIlroy withdrew from Wednesday’s pro-am at the Memorial for “personal reasons,” and he expanded, barely, on that Friday following his second spherical.
“It’s fine now. Just a little bit of a family emergency,” Mcllroy stated with out including any extra particulars.
McIlroy is at even par following back-to-back rounds of 72, regardless of premature errors like his tee shot that sailed out of bounds on the tenth gap throughout the first spherical on his solution to a double-bogey 6.
But the largest distinction this week for McIlroy has been how the par 5s have performed following Jack Nicklaus’ makeover of Muirfield Village after final yr’s event.
“The fifth green I went for it today and I hit a great shot straight over the pin into the back bunker,” he stated. “You would rather be 90 yards away hitting a sort of a nice wedge shot in there, you can get it way closer.”
McIlroy stated as the course dries out the subsequent two days extra gamers will possible lay up on the par 5s. “Which is a shame, because it’s sort of exciting to get to go for par 5s and it’s sort of taken that a little bit out of play,” he stated.