22 May 2015

Club throwing gets McIIroy in trouble again

10:53 am on 22 May 2015

The world golf number one Rory McIIroy faces another fine for throwing a club during a frustrating opening round of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth.

McIIroy the defending champion Rory McIlroy tossed his club across the fairway after playing an poor second shot on the 17th hole.

He was fined for similar behaviour in March when he threw a club at a tournament in Florida.

McIIroy finished his latest round six shots off the leader, Francesco Molinari of Italy, who shot a seven under par 65 and admits he's mentally tired playing in his fourth tournament in a row this week.

World golf number one Rory McIIroy

World golf number one Rory McIIroy Photo: Photosport

"Mentally I feel myself getting a bit angry out there which I haven't been doing the last few weeks," he said.

"I just sort of need to stay in control of my emotions because I feel like that's one of the things, if I'm a little tired or a little fatigued mentally, I'll start to be hard on myself and start to get down on myself."