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McIlroy, friend to bugs everywhere, rescues insect at PGA Championship

Yahoo! Sports logo Yahoo! Sports 5/18/2019 Jay Busbee

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Look, folks, I’m not gonna sugarcoat this one: when the most famous golfer in the world misses the cut at the PGA Championship and the leader is already ahead by seven strokes halfway through the tournament, the bar for stories gets low. Way low. Like, bug’s knees low.

Rory McIlroy, he of the mysterious appearing-and-disappearing championship skills, was putting on the 12th green at Bethpage Black on Saturday when he noticed he had a companion:

Come on, that’s just over-the-top kindness right there. And Rory got karmic payback by making his par putt. He’s not going to win, but he made himself a new fan.

Slow news day? Yes, yes it is. We’ll see if anyone can close to within a touchdown of Brooks Koepka and make this a bit more of a competition. Till then, we make do with what we’ve got.


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