2011 Masters Leader Rory McIlroy: Can He Win Wire to Wire?
It is rare, but it can be done. Just ask Trevor Immelman, who led wire to wire in winning the green jacket in 2008, beating Tiger Woods by three shots.
The South African was the first player since Ray Floyd in 1976 to complete the wire to wire feat.
Rory McIlroy would like to be the second.
Although the first round is not in the books yet, it is starting to look like McIlroy will be the first-round leader with his stunning 65 at Augusta on Thursday (although Y.E. Yang is tearing it up on the back nine right now).
The 21-year-old, ranked ninth in the world, is not lacking confidence, and believes now it is his tournament to lose. Rory has tied for third at three of the last five majors. He is determined to climb to the top this week.
Rory told CBS he is in better shape to be able to win a major this time around. McIlroy fired a 63 in the first round to jump to the lead in the "Open" last July, only to shoot a 80 the next day at St. Andrews. Without that 80 on the card he probably would have won the Claret Jug.
"I feel like I'm better prepared to tee off in the second round of a major," he said. "I have that experience to draw on."
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