McIlroy drops golf ball in water

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Taking a penalty drop from a water hazard on Friday in the WGC-HSBC Champions, Rory McIlroy proceeded to lose a second golf ball while taking said penalty drop. What?
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, November 06, 2015 | 8:01 a.m.

During the second round of the WGC-HSBC Champions on Friday, Rory McIlroy dropped a ball in the water on the par-5 18th hole.

Check it out:


Fortunately for McIlroy, there’s no penalty for when your “drop” rolls into a hazard.

Good thing he doesn’t have to pay for golf balls.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.