Driving the golf ball like Rory McIlroy is the dream. Imagine being able to step to the tee box, stick the tee in the ground and bomb it 330 yards into every fairway.
Golf would be too easy.
Well, McIlroy showed off his ridiculous power yet again Thursday during the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Links, this week’s DP World Tour event.
If you’re unfamiliar with this tournament, the field rotates between three courses for the first three rounds — the Old Course, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns —before Sunday’s final round is played at the Old Course.
McIlroy played Carnoustie for the first round and on the 409-yard par-4 seventh he seemed disappointed with his tee shot, even taking one hand off the club.
His ball finished just short of the green.
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McIlroy is T-40 after day one, shooting a 4-under 68.