Rory McIlroy made an incredible birdie at the BMW Championship

Rory McIlroy made a birdie on the PGA Tour that has golf fans suggesting it may be the best of the year.

Since the Masters in April where Rory McIlroy missed the cut, the former world number one (and current world number two behind Scottie Scheffler) has had an incredible run of form.

In his last eight events spread across both the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour, McIlroy has notched up eight top-10 finishes including a second place at the US Open and a victory at the Genesis Scottish Open.

Ranked third going into the penultimate tournament of the PGA Tour season, Rory McIlroy is aiming to become a four-time FedEx Cup champion. And on Thursday, he carded one of the most incredible birdies you’ll see.

Playing the par-4 17th hole at the Olympia Fields North Course during round one of the BMW Championship, McIlroy hooked his drive onto the cart path and finished in the rough on the left side of the fairway. It meant his next shot to the green was obscured by trees.

Ruling out the possibility of hitting over them, McIlroy was forced to his through the tree trunks and over the bunker. His low iron was struck perfectly. The golf ball threaded through the trees, skipped over the bunker and finished at the back of the green.

And of course, you all know what’s coming next.

McIlroy’s chip shot from the typically American heavy rough next to the green, “came out great”. A couple of bounces and a roll and the ball fell into the hole. Birdie. Easy.

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