WATCH: Rory McIlroy almost sinks a majestic 73 ft eagle at Northern Trust Open

Sharon Wong

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An eagle on the golf course is a beautiful thing to see and Rory McIlroy’s close miss is no less awe-inspiringĀ a sight for not quite hitting itsĀ mark. There’s no scoffing at the distance it travels and even when you know he’s going to miss it from our spoiler, you still find yourself hoping he makes it. It’s that great of a shot and you can’t help but blame the unforgiving contours of the course rather than any mistake on his part. Kudos, Rory. You certainly are no mere body builder, no matter what Brandel Chamblee has to say about it.