AKRON, Ohio – So much for those Freaky Fridays for Rory McIlroy.
After suffering an inexplicable run of poor performances during second rounds, McIlroy posted a 66 during his Open Championship-winning campaign and shot a 6-under 64 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on this Friday to get into contention for another victory.
“It's not like I could put it down to anything that was happening on Fridays,” he said afterward. “But it's nice to put it to bed and shoot a couple of good second round scores. I'm in a great position going into the weekend, which I'm really happy about.”
Following an opening-round 69, McIlroy finds himself four strokes behind leader Sergio Garcia.
“I'm still four back going into the weekend, but I feel like that could have been a lot more. So it's a good finish.”