McIlroy gets nervous after missing the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach

Rory McIlroy spent some quality time with his father, played three stellar American golf courses and soaked up some of the most gorgeous weather in memory in an event famous for its climatic conniptions.

McIlroy, who enjoyed a strong start to his year on the European Tour after an injury-plagued 2017, admitted that the greens “got in my head” after Friday’s 38 whacks at Monterey Peninsula Country Club highlighted by five unfulfilling strokes at the par-4 fifth, his 14th hole of the day.

 

More than likely, McIlroy will ruminate less on the putting hiccups and more on his final hole as he prepares for this week’s Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club near Los Angeles and then the Honda Classic in West Palm Beach, Fla.