WATCH: Rory McIlroy Drive Finds Swimming Pool

The four-time Major winner's golf ball went for a swim after he pulled a drive out of bounds

Rory McIlroy Drive Finds Swimming Pool
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The four-time Major winner's golf ball went for a swim after he pulled a drive out of bounds

WATCH: Rory McIlroy Drive Finds Swimming Pool

Rory McIlroy officially has a new coach but his game is still a work in progress as he bids to win his first title since November 2019.

The four-time Major winner plays in the WGC-Match Play Championship this week and managed to hit one of his drives into a neighbouring swimming pool.

Teeing off the 5th, he pulled his drive well left out of bounds into someone's garden as he struggled in the early stages in his match with Ian Poulter.

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McIlroy found himself three down after five holes but had reduced the deficit to just one a few holes later.

Related: Live Stream - How to watch the WGC-Match Play

Rory has a very good record in the WGC-Match Play, having won the event in 2015 where he defeated Gary Woodland in the final at TPC Harding Park.

The Northern Irishman makes his first start this week since the Players Championship where he missed the cut by 10 strokes in his title defence.

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The former World No.1 seeks to become just the sixth golfer in history to win the men's career grand slam at Augusta National next month.

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x