After Finishing Six Shots Back, Will Augusta Be A Curse For McIlroy?
Augusta could now be a curse for Rory McIlroy after falling short as Patrick Reed secured Masters title
- He began final round three behind Reed, but faded to finish six shots back
- McIlroy, who let slip a four-shot lead in 2011, has won golf’s three other majors
- The 28-year-old believes he can be sixth golfer to achieve a career Grand Slam
If ever there was a day for Rory McIlroy to stand and deliver, it was Sunday at the 82nd Masters. He knew it. The fans knew it. Every golf analyst in the world knew it. This was the time for the most gifted player of his generation to complete the career Grand Slam.
If he’d lost by one or two shots owing to the odd blow going astray, then you tip your hat. But the worrying thing was that McIlroy didn’t deliver at all.
From his horrific opening drive, it was all too plainly apparent for the next excruciating four hours that the momentous nature of the occasion had proven too much. It leads to the question: if it was too much when he had everything going for him, when is it not going to prove too much?
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