Rory McIlroy's 5-putt double bogey at Monterey Peninsula

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After reaching the fifth green at Monterey Peninsula with his tee shot on Friday, Rory McIlroy walked away with a double bogey, needing five putts to complete the hole.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 | 5:01 p.m.
PGA Tour players try at all costs to avoid 3 putts.
But boy oh boy, would Rory McIlroy gladly have taken a three-jack on the par-4 fifth hole (his 14th of the day) at Monterey Peninsula Country Club on Friday in the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Instead, the former world No. 1 and four-time major champion 5-putted -- after driving the green -- for a double-bogey 6.
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Just like that, McIlroy went from 1 under to 1 over.

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.