The PGA Championship: Day 3
August 13 2011
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Rory McIlroy’s right wrist is still sore, but the bigger problem remains his putting.
For a second day in a row McIlroy took 33 putts, shooting a 4-over 74 — his worst score of the week — to drop to 7 over for the tournament. Through three rounds he also has a half dozen three-putts.
“Another frustrating day; I got off to a terrible start,” said McIlroy, who double-bogeyed the first hole and added three more bogeys on the front nine before making the turn in 40. “I didn’t have my speed at all on the greens. I’ve struggled with it all week.”
As for the wrist, McIlroy said it feels better than it did on Thursday and that it only bothers him on iron shots. “That’s when it becomes a lot tougher,” he said.
Still, McIlroy plans to play in Switzerland in two weeks, adding that he might not hit balls again after this week until he arrives there.
Does he regret hitting the shot that caused the injury?
“Looking back it probably wasn’t the right thing to do,” McIlroy said. “If I’d been in the position again and not knowing what would happen though I ‘d probably do the same thing.”
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