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Rory McIlroy is preparing for a difficult Scottish Open on the PGA Tour.

In addition to being the birthplace of golf, Scotland is also known for its erratic and frequently bad weather.

As a result, many players found it difficult to play when the weather deteriorated at the Scottish Open on Friday.

however, not Rory McIlroy.

The Northern Irishman played admirably in the adverse conditions, and his 4-under 66 sent him to the top of the leaderboard.

McIlroy stated after the round, “I hit the ball pretty good from tee to green. “I looked in the mirror a lot. In all honesty, I thought my 4-under effort was about as bad as it got.

He comes in first place in both average driving distance (331.9 yards) and strokes gained (tee to green).

McIlroy missed a few putts that would have been good for birdies in the final stretch, but he did not let it change his perspective.

Instead, he bowed his head and continued to walk through the rain.

Scottish city of North Berwick On July 14, 2023, during Day Two of the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy hits a shot from the drop zone on the 18th hole.

McIlroy doubled up on his par saves at the 15th and 18th holes to take the lead into the weekend by himself.

“I just have to accept the circumstances and try to make the best of them,” McIlroy continued. I’m fairly optimistic going into the next two days regardless of what the weather throws at us because I know I’m playing well enough from tee to green to give myself some looks and hang in there.

Due to a chance of inclement weather later in the day, the third round of the tournament on Saturday had its tee times moved up, the PGA and DP World Tour stated late on Friday.

Starting at 7 a.m. British Standard Time, groups will start off from split tees in threesomes.

Consequently, the third round of the Genesis Scottish Open will start at 2 a.m. ET, with live coverage beginning at 4 a.m. on Golf Channel.

The third round will then begin live on at 6 a.m. ET, with a tape delay broadcasting on CBS at Noon ET.

On Sunday, though, windy conditions will blow across Scotland’s east coast, continuing the weather problems that began on Saturday.

The Scottish Open final round will be torment for players with winds with gusts up to 50 mph and persistent speeds between 25 and 35 mph.

The Renaissance Club will perform in a long, mellow, and brutally harsh manner because it will be cloudy all weekend long.

McIlroy, however, seems unconcerned by this because he spent his childhood playing golf on links courses in inclement weather.

This explains his excellent strategy of persevering in trying circumstances.

McIlroy stated, “I honestly don’t have any expectations. It would be foolish of me to attempt to select a prospective target score to achieve.

No one can predict what the weather will actually do. But the 2014 Open Champion is aware of the need to set realistic goals and proceed gradually.



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