Watch Rory McIlroy drain a 79-foot birdie putt

May 8, 2016

Rory McIlroy came to Quail Hollow as the defending champion, but two up-and-down rounds of 73 put McIlroy far behind leader Rickie Fowler. McIlroy did have one stunning highlight from his round Saturday at the par-3 17th hole.

McIlroy's tee shot to the colossal green stopped 79 feet and nine inches from the hole, and he made the longest putt of his professional career to card a miraculous birdie. 

Sang-Moon Bae holds the PGA Tour record for the longest made putt in the ShotLink era at 117 feet. 


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