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My four-putt nightmares should give golfers everywhere some hope - McIlroy

“We do the same things as they do every weekend.”

Source: PGA TOUR/YouTube

RORY MCILROY LAUGHED off his putting horror show at the BMW Championship and said he won’t beat himself up over the blip.

McIlroy four-putted at the 12th hole on Saturday AND on Sunday, throwing away five shots as he finished in a tie for eighth.

“Two four-putts on the same green? It’s not my worst,” the world number one revealed. “I have five-putted before.”

It’s one of those things that at least I can laugh about it and move on.

McIlroy ended up six shots adrift of winner Billy Horschel and is now fourth in the end-of-season FedEx Cup standings.

He admitted that Saturday’s dropped shots crossed his mind as he lined up the second of his four putts at the par-three on Sunday.

“I said to myself, let’s not give any more shots away to this hole. That was what I said.

So I maybe put a little bit too much pressure on myself to hole the second putt.

“On the third putt, I’m thinking, okay, you don’t want to four-putt again.

“And I actually held a decent length putt for a four putt,” he laughed.

“It sort of shows everyone out there that we do the same things as they do every weekend.”

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