McIlroy falls to US Amateur champion Peter Uihlein at Match Play Championship in Austin
Rory McIlroy falls to earth after Arnold Palmer Invitational heroics at Match Play Championship in Austin
- Rory McIlroy beaten by US Amateur champion Peter Uihlein despite a late salvo
- Ian Poulter was a long way from his best but didn’t need to be on Wednesday
- He upset the odds once more against an out-of-sorts Tommy Fleetwood
For 10 holes on Wednesday, Rory McIlroy suffered such a rude reaction to his heroics at the Arnold Palmer Invitational last weekend it was positively obscene.
An opening group assignment in the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship against former US Amateur Champion Peter Uihlein always looked a tricky one for a man still on cloud nine.
No-one could have guessed, however, he would fall to earth at such a clattering rate, as he found himself a pulverising five down.
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