VIDEO: Rory McIlroy made 55 consecutive 10-footers at Tour Championship
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VIDEO: Rory McIlroy made 55 consecutive 10-footers at Tour Championship

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Rory McIlroy got ready for the final round of the Tour Championship on Sunday by trying to make as many 10-footers in a row as he could on the East Lake putting green. McIlroy probably didn't expect to be there as long as he was.

The world No. 1 made 55 consecutive 10-foot putts while getting ready for his final pairing with ultimate Tour Championship and FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel. The sped-up video shows McIlroy draining the putts while caddie J.P. Fitzgerald faithfully retrieves the balls from the cup and brings them back to McIlroy's feet.


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McIlroy falls short of Joe DiMaggio's hit streak, but, although the run didn't count for anything, it was impressive nonetheless.

On average, PGA Tour players make a 10-footer 38 percent of the time. Multiplying those odds together 55 times, and the chances of McIlroy (or anyone) pulling this off are 0.000000000000000000000772855%.*

* - These odds assume some things that are probably untrue. First, the putt appeared to be a straight-uphill 10-footer. With no movement, it should be easier than a standard PGA Tour 10-footer. Second, Rory had an alignment tool to help with a consistent stroke. Combine the two and the putt should be made more frequently at the start with the odds improving (to a point, perhaps) over the course of the exercise. But if you've read this far, you knew that anyway.

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