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.

WATCH: Rory McIlroy Drive Finds Swimming Pool

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
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV