Winning start for McIlroy at WGC Dell Matchplay

Portrush welcomes golf royalty for the Open

Holywood born Rory McIlroy has had a fantastic start in the WGC Dell Matchplay in Austin after winning his first two matches.

The 29 year old claimed an impressive 5&4 victory over Luke List in his first outing, taking the lead on the second hole and maintained his lead over the whole match, sealing the win with birdies on the 13th & 14th.

McIlroy followed up his comfortable opening-day win over List with an impressive 3&2 victory over World Number 47,Justin Harding.

McIlroy took the lead from the very first hole, when he made a birdie four to go one up. He followed that with ten successive halves including a run of three successive birdies on the 4th to 6th before finishing with a beautiful eagle at the par five 12th to go two up. Harding failed to capitalize on back to back bogeys on the 13th and 14th before McIlroy made a birdie on the 16th and his second eagle of the nine to claim victory on the 16th.

McIlroy, who won the title in 201, has failed to get out of the group stage in his last two appearances but his form this week suggests that the tide is turning for him. If he manages to beat Matt Fitzpatrick today he will advance to last sixteen. He spoke to the media yesterday saying; “It’s a nice position to be in compared to the last couple of years, being in control of my own fate a little bit,” said McIlroy. “Just got to go out and play well.

“I’ve been looking forward to the match against Fitz because I’ve become pretty close to him living down in Jupiter and whatever. Go out and play similarly tomorrow, take my chances when I can and hopefully get three wins out of three and move on.”

For the Best Betting on Golf and more please click HERE

Stay in Control

Stay in Control

This post was written by:

- who has written 3608 posts on BetMcLean.com – Do you wanna bet?.

BetMcLean.com is Northern Ireland's largest Independent Bookmaker. Offering online betting, casino and games. Giving our customers the best service on and off line.

Contact the author

  • Free Bet equal to your stake if your 1st tryscorer bet wins and he scores another try in our #rugbyworldcup specia… https://t.co/1Tkx9GQbXr
    about 57 mins ago
  • Concerned about your gambling? Speak confidentially to Dunlewey counsellers at Dunlewey https://t.co/SNUrcZwfLg
    about 1 hour ago
  • Get 100% Deposit Bonus up to £100 when you join BetMcLean #Casino today, Applies to NI Customers only… https://t.co/MFvyAtNHzt
    about 2 hours ago
  • Win or Lose on #Casino #slots and Get 50% Back up to £25 x 10 WR from Mon- Thurs this week! T&c's apply… https://t.co/3cPFNTlEuB
    about 3 hours ago

Sidebar Slideshow

Social1
Social2
We Accept
Cards
ibas
eighteenplus