The Masters: Rory McIlroy bounces back from opening 75 with bogey-free 66 | Golf News

first_img The Masters – Live November 14, 2020, 12:30pmLive on “Obviously we didn’t have much time in between rounds, so I went to the range and hit five nine‑irons and a three‑wood and just tried to get myself to release it. Sometimes I just get so draggy and hold on, sort of hold on to it.“So it was just a matter of trying to release it a little bit more and being a little bit more committed to my shots and my swing. I turned it around nicely and shot a good one, at least gave myself a chance going into the weekend. He needed a big start back at the 10th, which he found with a three-wood, a nine-iron and a perfect putt for birdie, and he picked up further shots at 12, 15 and 17 to get himself into red figures for the tournament.McIlroy two-putted for another gain at the long second, and he added another at the eighth while keeping a bogey off his card and closing on three under par, just six behind the leaders going into the second half of the final major of the year.“Jimmy Dunne gave me a pep talk in between rounds going on to the range,” he explained. “It was colourful! I honestly have been playing so good coming in here, and then I go into the first round and I shoot 75, and I’m like ‘where the hell did that come from?’ Rory McIlroy rallied to fire a 66 and is six behind co-leader, Dustin Johnson Rory McIlroy rallied to fire a 66 and is six behind co-leader, Dustin Johnson

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