Watch Rory McIlroy make eagle from one of St. Andrews’ famous bunkers at The Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – It is perhaps the most important recording of Rory McIlroy’s life. McIlroy, looking to win his first major since 2014 at this weekend’s Open in St Andrews, drew the loudest cheer from the 52,000 crowd when he chipped for an eagle from a bunker in the third round on the 10th.

Well positioned ahead of Saturday, McIlroy continued his move-day attack with a 3-under-33 in the front nine. The Eagle on the 10th propelled him to a tie for the lead with Viktor Hovland.

On the par 4, McIlroy’s 334-yard drive found the bunker just in front of the green. As he neared his second shot, the claustrophobic nature of St Andrews’ course layout meant he twice reset the ball as Cameron Young and Cameron Smith shot from the ninth tee.

McIlroy then reconsidered the shot and managed to pot the bunker explosion from 27 yards out. He came out of the bunker, hugged his Caddy and then raised his arm towards the crowd in jubilation.

Hovland even congratulated.

And the audience seemed to like it too.

It was the second Eagles on Saturday’s 10th after Shane Lowry had managed back-to-back Eagles on the 9th and 10th earlier in the day. Watch Rory McIlroy make eagle from one of St. Andrews’ famous bunkers at The Open

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