Water hazards are part of golf. A pond here. A lake there. Throw in a few oceans, even an island green. Typically, however, pools don’t come into play very often on the PGA Tour.
Well, Rory McIlroy fought – he admits it too – so anything is possible.
McIlroy went swimming on the fifth hole of his first game in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play against Ian Poulter on Wednesday morning.
His tee shot was far left at Austin Country Club, hit the cart lane, jumped over a fence, and landed at the bottom of a pool.
See for yourself:
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 24, 2021
McIlroy recently admitted his swing is a mess after Bryson DeChambeau’s newfound distance got into his head. Obviously, McIlroy is still looking. On Monday he announced he was starting to work with instructor Pete Cowen. Obviously they still have something to do. And they don’t have a lot of time to figure things out. The Masters that a great McIlroy doesn’t have is only two weeks away.