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Rory McIlroy falls apart over final nine holes, misses cut
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Rory McIlroy falls apart over final nine holes, misses cut

Published Jun. 18, 2016 12:48 p.m. ET

Johnny Miller may have been slightly alarmed Saturday morning after Rory McIlroy opened his second round with four birdies in seven holes, but the four-time major champion likely blew any chance he had to match Miller's 63 with a disaster on the third green. 

McIlroy bounced back from a 77 in his opening round with a hot start Saturday morning at Oakmont, and after two great shots at the par-4 third hole he had 13 feet left for a birdie - but McIlroy needed four putts to hole out from that distance.

Earlier in the round, McIlroy drove the green on the par-4 17th hole and had an eagle putt, but carded a par on the hole with a disappointing three-putt. 

McIlroy was unable to recover as the wind picked up at Oakmont. He bogeyed the sixth hole and came to his final hole of the round at 6-over, right on the cut-line. McIlroy hit his drive in a fairway bunker and needed two shots to get out of it, eventually carding a tournament-ending double-bogey with a two-putt.

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Over his two rounds, McIlroy hit just 13 of 28 fairways and averaged 1.75 putts per hole, just above the tournament average. 

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