McIlory to miss the cut at the British Open

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Friday, July 19, 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) --Rory McIlroy made a charge that delighted the hometown fans, but it may not have been enough to make the cut in the British Open.

A day after he imploded with a 79 that began with his first tee shot going out of bounds, McIlroy delivered the performance that local fans were expecting. He shot a 5-under 66 to move back to 2 over for the tournament, just outside the projected cutline of 1 over.

There was still a mathematical chance, but it looked bleak for McIlroy, a native of Northern Ireland.

At the end, the crowd filling the giant grandstand around the 18th
green rose to cheer their hero, and McIlroy applauded them back.