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Watch: Rory McIlroy completely misses the ball

We’re all human, including World No.1 Rory McIlroy, and his horrendous miss of the golf ball in the below video is sure to make everyone feel a little better about their own game.

While attempting a flop shot on the 9th green at The Players Championship on Saturday, McIlroy badly misjudged his swing and had to feel what so many of us do on a regular trip to the golf course as his club soared over the ball, completely missing the target.

The ball was sat up nicely in the thick Bermuda rough but McIlroy’s swing was far from confident and, as he looked down at his feet to find his ball still lying there looking up at him, he must have wished the ground would swallow him up.

Earlier in the day Tiger Woods did something similar, so perhaps we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves the next time we miss an ‘easy shot.’

McIlroy wasn’t too phased by the incident. He went on to play the shot correctly at the second attempt and tapped in for a par 5.

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