McIlroy Struggles At Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy followed his course-record 64 with a 78 to fall back to level par after two rounds at the Scottish Open.
The Northern Irishman carded six bogeys and a double bogey for a seven-over-par round at Royal Aberdeen.
Scot Marc Warren shot 69 to share the lead on six under alongside Kristoffer Broberg and Ricardo Gonzalez, with Justin Rose (68) a shot further back.
McIlroy, 25, said: “It’s been the case all year. I’ve got off to great starts and then fallen away.”
After carding a 63 in the first round of The Memorial Tournament in Ohio in May he slumped to a 78 in the second round, but eventually finished with a share of 15th place.
McIlroy added: “I am still in the tournament and I can go out in the morning and try to get some of those shots back.”
Defending champion Phil Mickelson (73) of the United States is on one under par. Gonzalez looked certain to take lead outright overnight but he called a penalty on himself when he found bushes down the final fairway. He was leading by two shots but walked off with a double bogey on the 18th.
Joint leader Warren has a score to settle at this event, having let a three-shot lead slip on the closing holes at Castle Stuart in 2012.


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