Rory Mcllroy is two shots behind the leader Jordan Spieth in the so called Australian Open.
The defending champion Mcllroy carded four birdies and two bogeys after hitting two-under-par 69 in Sydney, Australian Open. He commented that anything in the 60s is a pretty good score for him, probably just to make him feel better. The American leader Jordan Spieth is two up by the following defending champion Mcllroy, who is one shoot away from the Australian duo Aron Price and Scott Gardiner.
Adam Scott had the best start but failed to maintain concentration, and to repay the Northern Irishman for the last year’s event where he crushed him, as he was three-over 74.
The young 21-year-old Spieth on the other hand, cannot find anything to brag about in this tournament. Anyways he managed to put in six birdies in not so comfortable conditions to play. He commented that after all it was a good round for him, as his short game kept him in sharing the third place. His tactics on Friday is just to have concentration, not to worry about the score board and let his putted do the work.
Mcllroy is trying to find an alibi in the jet-lag after flying from Dubai, having previously played in the Runner-up finish behind Henrik Stenson in the World Tour Championship.
He commented about his game saying that he made a really good start, but lost his game somewhere in the middle of the round around the ninth hole. He had his ups and downs the whole round, but the three birdies in one bogey, as he said, kept him back from the leading spot.
Mcllroy who previously fought with the tired Henrich Stenson for the Dubai, blames the jet-lag and non-sleepy nights to the fact that his shots were without power, and short.
Dubai was the first successful win for the Stanson to get on the first place in any tournament as he previously had some close matches, but at the long run he was never first and best in a match. He had couple of close calls this year. He says that he found his game, although not the best, but at least better than the others, and the motivation for the win was even better, and that’s what counts as we can see.
North Ireland’s best player Rory McIlroy and his neighbor the English Justin Rose both missed an easy shots in the last call, making things even easier for Stenson, and sharing the second palse with Dubuisson Victor. The Northern Ireland player said that he thought he was finally going to get 16 under this week, but being bad for this whole week has taken its toll. He added that it was a disappointing week and that anyone with better game could have taken in. None of the competitors managed to play their best game.
Ireland’s Shane Lowry made it within the top 50 after finishing on the fifth place today, with little difference compared to the first four players.