Jon Rahm tries to fist bump Rory McIlroy - it doesn't go well

Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy’s troubles with his long game continued in Augusta when the high winds contributed to his already errant driving.

McIlroy was playing Spaniard Jon Rahm yesterday when the Northern Irishman seemingly ignored Rahm’s attempted fist bump.

McIlroy endured a slow start at Augusta which meant he left Amen Corner 3-over par.

The Northern Irishmen struggled in blustery conditions, with McIlroy’s normally reliable long game suffering at Augusta National. However, McIlroy is a four-time major winner for a reason and battled back superbly to earn a 72.

Despite the conditions, McIlroy and Rahm produced some magical shots, including a near hole-in-one on the sixteenth for McIlroy.

The Northern Irishman stepped up to the par-3 16th armed with his seven iron and proceeded to hit a stupendous tee shot, which landed and rolled just a couple of feet away from the hole.

Spaniard Jon Rahm was obviously impressed with the shot and offered his fist, which McIlroy promptly blanked.

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McIlroy finished the day one over par, and was quoted by the Telegraph as saying: “I got two bad breaks with hitting the pin and then the wind deceived me,

“I just have to go out and birdie the first on Saturday and it will all be forgotten. I still feel like I’m right in this tournament.”

The rest of the field 

Sergio Garcia has been the surprise of the field so far scoring 69 and sharing the lead with Denmark’s Thomas Pieters, and Americans Rickie Fowler, and Charley Hoffman, on -4.

Spaniard Rahm is still in contention with – 1 whilst McIlroy languishes on + 1 after day three.

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