By ALEX MYERS
As the saying goes, “Fortune favours the bold.” It’s a motto that aligns with Rory McIlroy’s aggressive style of golf and one that certainly applies to the sixth hole at Bay Hill. Combine the two, and there’s potential to see something spectacular.
Such was the case during Friday’s second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. When Rory reached the famed 532-yard par 5 that curves around a lake for the entire hole, he took a preposterously bold line off the tee that surprised PGA Tour Live commentators and Shot Tracer, which had to shift while the ball was in mid-flight. But the man who led the tour in driving distance last season at 319.7 yards per pop didn’t seem too concerned – and it turned out, he didn’t need to be.
McIlroy’s ball found the fairway after a 305-yard-plus carry. From there, he took advantage by hitting his approach to eight feet and converting the eagle putt. Have a look:
Imagine having the guts/game to aim there? Pretty impressive, Rory.