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After a sluggish first round, where do TV commentators think he's from?

The Holywood man is back in the clubhouse with a one over par 71. So where does that leave him?

RORY MCILROY’S BID to claim a second Major on the bounce got off to a pretty sluggish start at Sandwich today.

The 22-year-old hit a one-over 71 in the first round at Royal St George’s – putting him six shots off clubhouse leader Thomas Bjorn.

But where does that leave him with TV pundits who seem to – like with Andy Murray at Wimbledon – pull him a little closer, the better he’s playing?

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