There was a great joy when the North Irishman Rory McIlroy came out on the first tee of Royal Portrush on the north-Irish Atlantic coast. But many spectators put enough in the throat when McIlroy threw his first blow out of bounds.
Eight outlines in the first hole
After finally having a ball in play, he ended up on the left of the street with the renowned move by Royal Portrush. After six times, he was in the green one, but his seventh, a putt that used to lower, did not do much better. Quadruple bogey by Rory McIlroy in the first hole and +4.
On a path where birdies are difficult to find, Rory McIlroy has been in a precarious position to continue.