Mark Zeigler: The cautionary tale of Rory McIlroy’s pursuit of Bryson DeChambeau

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlory stepped to the fifth tee at Austin Country Club last month in the WGC Match Play having just three-putted from 18 feet. He swung his trusted driver and watched the little white ball turn left like a heat-seeking missile before disappearing into a stand of trees. The ball clicked off the cart path and bounded high in the air, sailing over a fence of a neighborhood home and — splash — landing in a swimming pool. It sank. Sort of like his game. Ian Poulter eliminated McIlroy in the match with five holes to go, the most lopsided loss by the former world No. 1 and four-t…

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