Rory McIlroy has pretty much done it all,short of winning the Masters, in golf before turning 26 years old. The only glaring thing missing was a hole-in-one in a professional event -- that is, until Friday.
At the par-3 15th hole at Abu Dhabi G.C., McIlroy made his first pro ace in the second round of the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. The world No. 1 used a 9-iron to sink the tee shot from 177 yards.
McIlroy finished the day with 6-under 66 to trail Martin Kaymer, whose 13-under start tied his 36-hole tournament record and improves his career scoring average in this event to just above 68, by two shots heading into the weekend.
It's the second ace on the 15th in as many days, as Miguel Angel Jimenez sank his eighth European Tour ace there on Thursday. Englishman Tom Lewis had a hole-in-one on the club's seventh hole on Thursday to win a Cadillac Escalade.