McIlroy struggles at BMW Championship
Published Friday, 13 September 2013
Rory McIlroy's struggles have continued at the BMW Championship.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a shot on the ninth hole. (© Getty)
The world number four and defending champion from Northern Ireland shot a 78 to leave him seven over par and well down the leaderboard.
His first round included a double-bogey at the par-three 11th and a triple-bogey at the par-four first at the USPGA event on Thursday.
Brant Snedeker hit seven straight birdies en route to an eight-under-par 63 as he moved into one shot lead over fellow American Zach Johnson.
Graeme McDowell was -1 with a round of 70.
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