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WATCH: Rory McIlroy makes outrageous birdie at Travelers Championship

By Adam McKendry

We've long known the ability of Rory McIlroy, but every so often he still does stuff that makes us sit back and go wow.

One such example happened today during McIlroy's second round at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship in Connecticut, and boy was it a stunning shot.

Having driven just short of the green at the short par-four 2nd, the World No.7 found himself blocked off by a large tree in front of the putting surface with little room to work with.

Now most people would curse their luck, take out a 5-iron and try to whack the ball under the tree and as close to the green as possible, hopefully escape with a par.

But no, not McIlroy. Sit back and enjoy.

McIlroy is right in contention at the Travelers, just a couple of shots back of leader Brian Harman, and he will be among the favourites to win this weekend with shots like this.

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