Rory McIlroy posts five-putt double-bogey at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 09/02/18 9:14pm
Rory McIlroy saw a potential eagle chance turn in to an ugly double-bogey with an erratic putting display during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The Northern Irishman admitted on several occasions last season that his putting needed to improve, with the inconsistency returning on the par-four fifth at Monterey Peninsula.
Under par for the day and within four shots of the lead after beginning on the back nine, McIlroy almost drove the green with his tee shot and finished just short of the front edge.
McIlroy elected to putt from distance from off the putting surface and saw his well-judged eagle attempt run six feet past, only for his hole to quickly unravel in the space of a couple of minutes.
With father Gerry watching on, McIlroy raced his birdie effort past the edge and three feet past the hole but elected against re-marking his ball before making his next attempt.
His rushed par-save attempt ended up further past the hole than his original birdie attempt, with McIlroy requiring another two putts - taking his tally to four from inside six feet - to eventually nudge in a double-bogey six.
Click on the video above to see McIlroy's putting woes!
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