McIlroy misses cut at British Open
Rory McIlroy was moved by the support he received at Royal Portrush after fighting back to come within a shot of making the halfway cut at the British Open
It was always going to be tough after his opening 79 for McIlroy, but he rode a wave of emotion that swept across the links, and almost did enough to advance to the weekend with a six-under-par 65 that matched the best round of the tournament.
“To play in front of those crowds today and to feel that
momentum and really dig in, it’s going to be a tough one to get over,” he said after his two-over 144 score.
“I’ll probably rue the finish yesterday, dropping five shots on the last three holes, but I felt like I gave a good account of myself today and I can leave here with my head held high.
“Unbelievably proud of how I handled myself today coming back after what was a very challenging day yesterday.
“And just full of gratitude towards every single one of the people that followed me to the very end and was willing me on.”Published: by Radio NewsHub