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Rory McIlroy makes ridiculous birdie at Bay Hill's 16th
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 5:07 p.m.
On Sunday at Bay Hill, it appears Rory McIlroy is picking up right where he left off with Saturday's 7-under 65 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
McIlroy has played aggressive golf all day with a handful of drives over 360 yards -- including one that went 383 yards.
His birdie at the par-5 16th hole put him at 4 under for the day and gave him a share of the lead at 10 under.
McIlroy was behind a tree at 16 after his tee shot, but check out how he navigated his way around the tree and then the brilliant pitch that set up the birdie:
This was a birdie for Rory.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 19, 2017
Pulling out all the stops just like Arnold Palmer would.