'Why not?' Watch a disgusted Rory McIlroy heave his iron into a lake

BY Jimmy Traina • March 6, 2015

Rory McIlroy was not happy with a shot he hit during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on Friday.

So the golfer reacted in quite an aggressive manner.

He threw the iron into the lake. With authority. 

According to Golfweek:

Steaming mad after pulling his second shot into the water at the par-5 eighth hole in Friday’s second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, McIlroy made sure his Nike club joined his golf ball. Showing wonderful form -- were he a discus competitor, that is -- McIlroy threw the club into the massive body of water between the eighth and 10th holes at Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster.

The fact that Henrik Stenson, from 293 yards, and Bubba Watson, from 224, both found the green to make birdie and eagle, respectively, made McIlroy’s poor swing from 226 yards even more frustrating.

Was the world's best golfer affected afterward? Not so, according to Golfweek.

McIlroy had birdied the par-4 seventh to sit 1 under for his round, level for the tournament. But he was nine behind J.B. Holmes and hardly showing great body language. After tossing his club, McIlroy dropped and hit his fourth shot onto the green, two-putted 55 feet, then made par at the ninth to go to the turn at 1 over for the tournament.

After his round, McIlroy spoke proudly of his long toss.

Give it to Rory: He got solid distance. It was a pretty solid effort all around.


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