Rory McIlroy makes ridiculous birdie at Bay Hill's 16th

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Rory McIlroy didn't let a little try trouble get in the way of a sensational birdie at the par-5 16th on Sunday.
By T.J. Auclair
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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:

Pulling out all the stops just like Arnold Palmer would.

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.