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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Two holes into the final major of the year, Rory McIlroy was starting to lose patience.He missed a 10-ft birdie putt on his opening hole at No. 10 on Thursday. He hit another beautiful approach into the 11th hole at Baltusrol, 10 feet below the hole, and missed that. Even after Phil Mickelson and Jason Day had left the green, McIlroy stayed behind, lking at the cup from a different direction.It was a precursor for more misery with his putting at the PGA Championship.When his opening round ended, McIlroy had 35 putts and no birdies. His 4-over 74 was the first time he failed to break par in the opening round of the PGA Championship.You give yourself chances the first couple of holes, you dont convert, he said. You want to get off to a gd start. I feel like if I had holed one of those first two, it might have been a different story of the day. You get a little momentum and you get it going.Instead, it kept sliding in the wrong direction.His 8-ft par putt on the 13th never had a chance. His 5-ft birdie putt on the 17th never got to the hole.He believes he is driving the ball as well as ever, which goes a long way at Baltusrol. His irons felt gd, except for a few lse ones.Just when I get on the green, its a different story, he said.McIlroy was nine shots behind after one round, and that doesnt bode well. In his four victories in the majors, he was never more than one shot behind. The only major he won with any round over par was a 75 in the wind at Kiawah Island four years ago in the PGA Championship.I havent won this tournament from this position before, so Ill need a low one tomorrow, McIlroy said. I think first and foremost, I have to play a gd round to get into the weekend tomorrow. Thats the first objective, and then go from there.This is the second major this year that McIlroy has put himself well behind after the opening round. He never recovered at Oakmont, missing the cut in the U.S. Open.Making it even more pressing is that he is on the verge of going a second straight year without a major. Putting has been a problem all year, dating to February when he decided to switch to a cross-handed grip as he prepared for the Masters.This time, he felt he simply was tricked by poa annua greens that lk faster than they really are.Im struggling with the pace, he said. I think you saw out there, there was a couple of putts from quite a short distance that I left short. Thats the thing that sort of surprised me all week. They lk much quicker than they are. They lk much quicker than they putt. ... So I just need to be a little bit more aggressive, a little bit more free flowing with my stroke. Because when I did hit a couple by, I was able to hole the ones coming back.Thursday was no time to practice. The heat was oppressive and drained everyone of energy. McIlroy decided to head back to his house and rest. He returned Thursday evening with coach Michael Bannon and putted for more than an hour.Even as he left Baltusrol, he was confronted with a score on his card that he didnt see coming. Given the chances he had, he figured something around par would have been the worst he could post. Instead, only three tour players had a worse score among the morning wave.And that card didnt have any birdies on it.I cant remember the last time I went without a birdie, he said. `Ill stay as patient as I can and as hard as I can and hopefully turn it around. Air Max 200 Canada . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. Air Max 90 Canada Mens . 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Mitchell Johnson has revealed how his long-standing friendship with Shane Watson made a rocky start when the allrounder stuck the future Australia fast mans head in the toilet during a wrestle at the Cricket Academy in Adelaide.Back in 2000, the Academy was very much an alpha-male environment helmed by Rod Marsh and featuring tutorials from the likes of Ian Chappell, John Inverarity and Dennis Lillee. Johnson told the story of how that years intake had a habit of watching the Australia soap Neighbours together, although this seems mainly a pretence for the bouts of wrestling that tk place in commercial breaks.Every night wed pile into the common rm and watch Neighbours before dinner, Johnson wrote in his autobiography Resilient, which released on Monday. I was always a bit willing as every time there was an ad break there would be an all-in wrestle on the flr until the show started again.In one wrestle I was dragged through the dr and into the bathrm by a heap of guys and somebody pushed my head into the toilet. I wasnt impressed and the red mist descended. Somehow I managed to break free and I grabbed whoever it was by the front of the shirt as I got up and someone grabbed mine.I raised my right fist and he did the same..dddddddddddd Then we lked at each other. It was Watto. I think we both lked at each other and thought: nah, Im not going to hit him, hes my mate, and put our fists down at the same time. I cant say I wasnt angry. It tk me a few days to get over it.Johnson tells the story by way of full disclosure after discussing the confrontation between Michael Clarke and Simon Katich in the SCG dressing rm in 2009. Ricky Ponting told a similar tale of going toe-to-toe with Paul Reiffel on a flight early in his Australia career.The irony of all this of course is that Watson and Johnson went on to become close friends within the highly competitive and, at times, isolated world of international cricket. So much so that when Johnson sought further explanation for why both had been suspended in India in 2013, he was told by then coach Mickey Arthur the following:Mickey told me I spent t much time with Watto and that was the real issue here. I was told we were t close, like we were a faction or something. I am sorry but you cant help but be close to a bloke you have been playing cricket with since you were 19. ' ' '

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