Rory McIlroy falls apart over final nine holes, misses cut
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.
Over his two rounds, McIlroy hit just 13 of 28 fairways and averaged 1.75 putts per hole, just above the tournament average.