Rory McIlroy surviving Masters pressure

Rory McIlroy made the cut following Round 2 at the Masters. (REUTERS)

Rory McIlroy made the cut following Round 2 at the Masters. (REUTERS)

JAMES LAWTON, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:37 PM ET

AUGUSTA - He drove off the tee beautifully and with great accuracy in the gentle rain and then he walked jauntily up the first fairway with his umbrella lofted high in his left hand. Yet for a critical time here yesterday, Rory McIlroy was as much an illusionist as golf’s richest and most dynamic young player.

The illusion was that if he wasn’t singing in the rain, he was hardly cast down by the pressures that have been building around him so relentlessly these last few months.


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