Rory McIlroy's struggles continue with missed cut at Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy's struggles continue with missed cut at Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy's struggles continue with missed cut at Scottish Open

He said: "I can still remember the night out afterwards so it can't have been the best night ever".

The former world number one has had to endure a frustrating year with a number of injuries and issues with poor form.

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Reigning Open champion Stenson made a horrendous start as he triple-bogeyed his opening hole, but a birdie at his last salvaged a battling 72, while McIlroy declined to speak to reporters after another inconsistent performance. So new irons in the bag, 718s.

Padraig Harrington (68), Callum Shinkwin (68) and Alexander Knappe (65) shared the lead, with Ian Poulter and Andrew Dodt a shot back after 69s.

The Irishman defied the cold and rain later in the day to roll in his seventh birdie putt of the round at 17, although he was unable to take advantage of the par-five last as he remained two shots behind Ilonen, who arrived in Ayrshire on the back of four consecutive missed cuts. It was found by a scorer in an unplayable lie, so Harrington took a penalty drop, hacked out and made the putt.

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Scott is looking for his second victory in Scotland - 15 years after running away with the Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles by 10 shots.

"It was very much a sign of the frustration that was building", admitted Shinkwin, who beat Matt Fitzpatrick to win the English Amateur title in 2013 and played alongside the three-time European Tour victor in the Walker Cup later that year. He cut a frustrated figure on his back nine, chucking his club high into the air on his last hole after a weak approach.

"But I remember a lot about that tournament, and maybe to this day it's the best golf I've ever played in my career".

Should McIlroy go on to miss the cut this week, which looks a distinct possibility given he sits in and around 100th position in Scotland, it would mark the first time he has missed three cuts in his last four starts since the summer of 2012.

The four-time major victor set the tone at his second hole, the 121-yard 11th, where his tee shot came up short left in a bunker.

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