Rory McIlroy four-putts the same green two days in row

The 12th green is not Rory McIlory's favorite as he four-putts the same hole two days in a row.

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It’s a pitfall few golfers would even think to dread, but Rory McIlroy — the world’s No. 1 golfer — on Sunday four-putted for the second day in a row – on the same green.

In contention at the BMW Championships, the penultimate tournament in the PGA Tour’s playoffs, McIlroy was upended by different parts of the par-3 12th hole’s putting surface.

Saturday, McIlroy had hit his tee shot right and into some thick rough, but chipped nicely to about 5 feet from the right-front pin. From there, he missed a downhiller and lipped out two short putts before getting the fourth to fall for a triple bogey.

"I just – the first two putts I didn’t really – I didn’t lose any concentration. I took my time over them. And I just, I completely misread the first one," McIlroy said Saturday. "Then just hit a bad putt the second, and then the third one I was just going for a tap in and just lost concentration. So, obviously, to go from being right there in the tournament, dropping three shots in one hole wasn’t what I wanted."

Sunday, with the pin back left, McIlroy hit it to the back center for about a 20-foot look at birdie. He missed that one a few feet long, missed the comebacker near the right edge, then lipped out and finally made one for double bogey.