WATCH: Rory McIlroy hits golf shot of the year then misses the putt...

But it doesn't prevent McIlroy from sharing the first-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship

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Fri, 3 May 2019
WATCH: Rory McIlroy hits shot of the year, then misses the putt...


Rory McIlroy raced into a share of the first-round lead of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, and hit one of the shots of the season in the process - only to go on and miss the putt! 

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McIlroy appeared stumped behind a tree at the par-4 12th, and Sky Sports on-course commentator Andrew Coltart assumed he was all set to take his medicine and chip out short of the green. 

How wrong he was as the Ulsterman stepped in with a long iron and played the most miraculous fade shot, using the contours of the green to bring his TP5 ball to within four feet of the cup.




Unfortunately McIlroy wouldn't even hit the cup with his birdie attempt, but he made amends with three consecutive birdies from the 14th to move into a share of the first-round lead with American Joel Dahmen on 5-under par. 

McIlroy has an incredible record at Quail Hollow having won there twice in 2010 (his first PGA Tour title) and 2015, the latter of which he posted a course-record 61.