Wells Fargo Championship Day 2: McIlroy 5-under 66 round, two from lead


Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow, Charlotte, NC:  6-9 May 2021

Day 2: Rory McIlroy's 5-under 66 round, two from lead

From PGA TOUR Channel:

In the second round of the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship, Rory McIlroy fired a 5-under 66 and at 4-under for the tournament, sits two strokes back of the lead going into Saturday’s round.

From Cameron Morfit, PGA TOUR News:

Rory McIlroy shot a second-round 66 at the Wells Fargo Championship and joked about needing to plug the coordinates of Quail Hollow Club into his GPS for the weekend.

He’s a member here and a two-time winner of the Wells Fargo, so he hardly needs the help, but the fact remains he’s been having a hard time finding his way to the money rounds on the PGA TOUR.

“It was better,” McIlroy said after making six birdies, one bogey. “I was really happy about my iron play coming in here...”   Read more

From Phil Casey, Independent.ie:

Rory McIlroy enjoyed a belated birthday present with a superb second round of 66 in the Wells Fargo Championship.

McIlroy is seeking an eighth top-10 finish in 10 appearances at Quail Hollow, a venue which provided him a first PGA Tour title in 2010 and another in 2015 following a course-record 61 in round three.

That looked a tall order following an opening 72, but McIlroy – who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Tuesday – surged up the leaderboard with the aid of six birdies and a solitary bogey to post a halfway total of four under par.  Read more

From Bleacher Report:

Rory McIlroy vaulted into contention after the second round at the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship on Friday. 

After an opening-round 72, McIlroy rebounded with a 66 to bring his two-day score to four under par. He moved up 68 spots on the leaderboard into a five-way tie for fourth place. 

McIlroy is among the players chasing a trio of co-leaders... Read more

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