Playing from the fairway on the par-4 16th, McIlroy pushed his approach shot inside the hazard line, right of the green. His ball managed to sit up in a puddle of water, rather than dive into the lake, and McIlroy decided to play his third shot without a drop. He made a big splash but failed to extricate his ball.
McIlroy then removed his right shoe, dug in again and took another swipe from a slightly different area inside the hazard line. He got his ball onto the green and two-putted for a double bogey-6.
McIlroy, who dropped four shots in his first 10 holes, fell back to 4 over for the tournament and two spots removed from last place in the 60-man field.