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Rory McIlroy's "fat, low, duck-hook runner" will make you feel better about your golf game

November 21, 2014

Even World No. 1 Rory McIlroy hits a clunker every once in awhile. McIlroy wasn't sharp during Friday's second round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, and the lowlight came on the seventh hole with a 5-wood. Take it away, Rory!

Of course, while average hackers everywhere can appreciate that beauty, not being sharp means something different when you're the best golfer on the planet. Despite the miscue -- and a water ball on No. 18 -- McIlroy managed a two-under 70 and stayed within two shots of leader Henrik Stenson.

After the round, McIlroy drew laughs when he described the shot as "A fat, low, duck-hook runner that was not intentional." Now that's well played.