| 12°C Belfast

Close

Premium

Rory hangs in but admits he survived a close encounter

Relieved McIlroy makes cut as Clarke drops out and Oosthuizen stays in lead

Close

Cutting up rough: Rory McIlroy shoots his way out of trouble at The Open yesterday. Credit: David Davies/PA

Cutting up rough: Rory McIlroy shoots his way out of trouble at The Open yesterday. Credit: David Davies/PA

PA

Leader: Louis Oosthuizen. Credit: Oisin Keniry/Getty Images

Leader: Louis Oosthuizen. Credit: Oisin Keniry/Getty Images

Getty Images

/

Cutting up rough: Rory McIlroy shoots his way out of trouble at The Open yesterday. Credit: David Davies/PA

Rory McIlroy looked a frustrated figure after admitting his game is “not close enough” as he battled to make the cut at The Open at Royal St George’s.

The Holywood man had to grind to a second level-par round of 70 at the Kent course to make the cut line by one stroke and will head into the weekend 11 shots adrift of leader Louis Oosthuizen, who followed Thursday’s six-under 64 with a 65 to lead by two from Collin Morikawa.


Top Videos



Privacy