Video: McIlroy’s Epic Birdie Putt To Win the Arnold Palmer

Rory McIlroy arrived at Bay Hill’s 18th green holding onto a two-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau. A two-putt par would have essentially iced the tournament, requiring a miracle hole-out eagle by DeChambeau (from 199 to a pin tucked dangerously close to the bathtub).

Instead, McIlroy drained it to officially clinch the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

“I needed to at least 2-putt from there. And so, yeah, I guess it was icing on the cake, but it’s amazing how many times you think you just have to 2-putt and you don’t need the second putt, the first one goes in,” said McIlroy.

“But, yeah, it was great to see it drop and I said just after that I’ve seen Tiger do it enough times, I know what that putt does. So it was nice to make my own little bit of history.


RORY ROARS

Rory McIlroy Wins 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational


Rory McIlroy Wins 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational


Rory McIlroy Wins 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational


Rory McIlroy Wins 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational


Credits: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


Kevin Reid

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