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McIlroy left to rue triple bogey

Rory McIlroy was left wishing he could have one shot again after a second-round 73 at the USPGA Championship in Atlanta.

However, that shot is not the moment he injured his right arm against a tree root on day one. Instead, it was his six-iron tee shot to the short 17th on his return to the course. It came up short in the lake and, by three-putting for a triple bogey six, McIlroy's hopes of a second major title this season suffered a huge blow.

"Even with a broken wrist I should be putting better than this," he said.

McIlroy was playing with Open champion Darren Clarke, who did not have a single birdie in rounds of 78 and 76 that added up to 14 over. Graeme McDowell's 78 left last year's US Open champion down on 12 over.

Unlike the latter two, Padraig Harrington made the cut with a halfway score of two over par.

Tiger Woods hit another low as he crashed out owith his worst-ever performance in a major.

The former world number one, who needed a top-14 finish to make the FedEx Cup play-offs starting later this month, was not even in the top 114 when he added a 73 to his error-strewn opening 77 at Atlanta Athletic Club.

On 10 over par he exited a massive 15 strokes behind surprise leaders Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley.


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