Watch Rory McIlroy make eagle from one of St. Andrews famous bunkers at The Open

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ST. ANDREWS (Scotland) — This might be the most important shot of all. Rory McIlroys life. McIlroy, seeking to win his first major since 2014. OpenThe 52,000 strong crowd at St. Andrews roared the loudest when he hit an eagle shot from a bunker on the 10th green during the third round.

McIlroy was in a good position heading into Saturday. He maintained his lead on moving day, shooting a 3-under-33 on the front nine. He tied for the lead on Saturday with the eagle at the 10th. Viktor Hovland.

McIlroys 334 yard drive to the par 4 found the bunker in front of the green. He had to back off twice as he approached his second shot due to the claustrophobic course layout at St. Andrews. Cameron Young Cameron SmithWe started teeing off at the ninth.

McIlroy then weighed the shot again, and from 27 yards away, he was able to hole the bunker blast. McIlroy then climbed out of the bunker, gave his friend a hug, and raised an arm toward the crowd to celebrate.

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Hovland even sent congratulations.


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It was also liked by the crowd.

The reaction of St Andrews spectators after Rory McIlroy’s 10th-inning eagle says it all.

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It was the second eagle to be seen on Saturday, the 10th. Shane LowryManaged Back-to back eaglesOn the ninth and tenth earlier in each day.

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