Wielding a 33-inch Scotty Cameron Fastback prototype putter with poise and authority, McIlroy drained a 40-footer on the 18th hole to put some proverbial frosting on the cake.
Afterward, McIlroy said that he was in “the zone,” and that was clearly the case on the greens, where his stroke was as visually impressive as his scorecard. Of course, it didn’t hurt that he was sticking many of his approach shots near the pin, but he made the most of them with a red-hot flatstick.
Check out the highlights from today’s round. What you will see is a young man with a rock-solid putting posture and a stroke to match. Not a hint of imbalance. Quiet wrists. Excellent tempo.
It was enough to make you forget about that other guy, you know, the one who missed the cut…