Rory McIlroy hits flag in eagle attempt after finding the water at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 11/02/18 8:39am
Rory McIlroy didn’t have the tournament debut he was hoping for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but he did go very close to signing his week off in style.
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Report and highlights from the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California.
McIlroy missed the cut by two shots in his maiden appearance at the California event, where he was inches away from a moment of magic on his way to a third-round 72 at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Aiming to bounce back from his three-over 74 on Friday, McIlroy posted a two-putt birdie at the second but failed to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker to save par at the next.
McIlroy nudged in from four feet to birdie the fourth, only to three-putt the next from 30 feet and find the Pacific Ocean off the par-five next tee on his way to a second successive bogey.
The Northern Irishman holed an eight-footer to save par at the seventh and pitched in from off the next green to avoid dropping a shot, but missed a 10-footer for par at the ninth to reach the turn in 38.
An 18-foot birdie from the edge of the 12th green was cancelled out by a miss from six feet at the next, with McIlroy picking up a shot at the 14th but failing to convert birdie chances over his next three holes.
The world No 8 then found the water off the par-five 18th tee and was forced to take a penalty drop, before almost holing out with his third shot as his approach rattled the flag to leave an eight-foot birdie.
Click on the video above to see McIlroy's memorable finish!
Watch the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am live on Sunday from 6pm on Sky Sports Golf and 7pm on Sky Sports Main Event.