Even the best golfers struggle to compete on the links. However, Rory McIlroy stands out from the rest by showing his great golfing skills during the ongoing Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Let’s see how the Northern Irish star impressed the golfing world after achieving an exquisite par.

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The Alfred Dunhill Links DP World Tour Championship is currently taking place at all three St. Andrews courses: Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and Old Course. The Links golf courses are known to be a challenge for professional golfers due to unpredictable winds.

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Additionally, participants in the ongoing European Tour event have faced dangerous weather conditions. Although McIlroy struggled in the second round, he finished the round with an impressive par.

Rory McIlroy makes an even match in difficult weather conditions

The 33-year-old suffered poor results in the first two rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. McIlroy is currently tied for 42nd after his three of 75 in the second round. Nevertheless, the adventurous end of the round brought good humor to the quadruple winner of the Major.

On the 18th hole at Kingsbarns, which is a Par 4 and 444 yards long, the heavy rain and winds were blowing constantly. Rory McIlroy hit the tee shot which ended on the hill. Later, the follow-up shot went great length in favor of McIlroy.

For the birdie shot, the golfer hit the ball into the greens, but struggled to score a par. However, despite torrential weather conditions, the Northern Irish star surprised everyone by scoring par. More than that, he himself was amazed. Rory McIlroy was seen laughing in amazement at how he managed to score this.

Before the third round, what is the next challenge for the quadruple winner of the Major?

McIlroy ready for the Old Course

With the first two rounds of the event at Kingsbarns and Carnoustie completed, the golfer is ready to play round three at Old Course. In order to qualify for the final round, McIlroy must perform well in round three.

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Golf – European Tour – BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Britain – September 8, 2022 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the first round Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

However, the winner of the 2022 Tour Championship knows the Old Course well. Earlier this year at the 150th Open Championship, Rory McIlroy was on the verge of winning his 5th major title but was replaced by a record run by Aussie Cameron Smith.

Nevertheless, the golfer’s first hurdle to playing good golf in the current European Tour event is the harsh weather conditions. With the second half still to go for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Richard Mansell leads by 2 shots. But given McIlroy’s familiarity with the legendary golf course, it will be exciting to see how the tournament unfolds over the next two days.

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