McIlroy gives up Masters lead with horrific 10th

By: Paul Newberry, Associated Press
By: Paul Newberry, Associated Press

Sunday, April 10, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Rory McIlroy has given up the Masters lead with a triple-bogey at the 10th hole.

After leading for three rounds, the 21-year-old got off to a shaky start, making the turn at 1-over 37. Still, he had a one-shot lead as he stepped to the 10th tee.

That's where it all unraveled. He pulled his tee shot into the trees left of the fairway, and the ball apparently ricocheted between two of the club's famous cabins. McIlroy had no choice but to punch it back out, but he still had a long shot to the green.

He yanked it left of the green, near a scoreboard, then banged a wedge off a tree limb. He finally chipped it onto the green -- barely. Two putts left him with a 7, and sent him tumbling down the leaderboard.

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